Charlie Sheen Having "Dire Financial Crisis"

According to a new report in People, Charlie Sheen is now what some of us like to call “rich people broke,” meaning he’s still very rich when compared to 99 percent of the country, but considers himself “broke” because he can no longer live as extravagantly as he did when making $1.8 million an episode for a dumpy television show called Two and a Half Men.

This is all coming up now for the same reason salary issues about men typically make headlines: he’s contesting his child support payments. (Funny how we talk about women’s salaries when they’re getting paid less than men, and men’s salaries when they’re trying to pay less in child support!) Anyway, Sheen recently “filed requests to modify his child support payments to Denise Richards and Brooke Mueller,” (he has two children with each ex-wife) and People has the docs.

In them, Sheen claims “he can’t afford to make his monthly payments because he’s ‘been unable to find steady work, and [has] been blacklisted from many aspects of the entertainment industry.”

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