Angus T. Jones definitely found himself in a whirlwind of controversy after a video surfaced in which he called Two and a Half Men “filth” and urged viewers to stop watching.
Since then, Jones issued an apology to his co-workers and Charlie Sheen has remarked that his former co-star “is not the same guy” he knew. After the network stayed mum on the incident, CBS’ top boss is speaking up, Fishbowl LA reports.
“I don’t know what our status is with him,” CBS Corp.’s President and CEO Les Moonves said of Jones at a Wall Street Journal event in New York.
And although his future with the show is up in the air, Moonves said, “He is still collecting his $300,000 a week.”
That’s not to say that things could change for the actor. According to his girlfriend, an internet personality known as Stalker Sarah, Jones intends this season to be his last.
Faced with the possibility that Jones’ comments may hurt the highly rated sitcom, Moonves remarked, “We have other plans, I don’t think it has quite been resolved, but after going through Charlie Sheen, I think this is a piece of cake.”
Sheen’s very public food with Two and a Half Men showrunner Chuck Lorre ended with his termination in March 2011.
Jones has played Jake Harper on the CBS series since 2003. He has won two Young Artist Awards and a TV Land Award for the role.
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