Uncharitable Charlie! Disgraced Actor Bails On $1 Million Donation To Wounded Vets
Broke super creep Charlie Sheen has wimped out on his big bucks pledge to donate $1 million to America's wounded warriors!
"The money, Charlie said, was to come out of his profits from Anger Management," spilled a source close to the former Two and A Half Men star.
"He made a great big show of the donation, but never actually gave them a red cent because the FX show never technically turned a profit."
Back in 2012, before RadarOnline.com exposed the depraved star for lying to lovers about having HIV, Sheen announced he'd donate $1 million to the United Service Organizations (USO).
The incredibly generous gift would have gone towards an entertainment facility for injured troops in Bethesda, Md.
What's more, the donation would have been the single largest contribution from an individual in the organization's history.
At the time, Sheen's career was in a death spiral after a number of drug-related incidents, and he was desperate to rehabilitate his image, insiders said.
"It's an honor for me to be able to give back to these men and women of the military who have done so much for all of us!" Sheen declared in announcing the donation.
"They put their lives on the line for us every day, and I'm just happy that my work on Anger Management can bring a little bit of relief to the troops and their families."
Sheen reportedly pledged to donate one percent of the profits from the FX comedy to the USO, with a guaranteed $1 million minimum.
The first installment of $250,000 was supposed to have been donated in a private ceremony, insiders said. And military officials were thrilled with the actor's generosity.
"The USO would like to thank Charlie Sheen for his very generous $1 million donation to our Operation Enduring Care Campaign and his interest in helping us lift the spirits of those who have endured so much to protect the freedoms we enjoy daily," said Gen. John I. Pray Jr., executive vice president and joint chief of staff for the U.S. Air Force.
"His support is greatly appreciated, especially from our wounded warriors and their families."
Career-conscious Sheen also announced plans to donate money to several other charities, including Autism Speaks, the diabetes charity JDRF, and the Boys and Girls Club.
But he never coughed up the cash to those groups either, sources said.
At one time, Forbes named Sheen the highest-paid actor on TV, noting that he'd raked in $40 million between May 2010 and May 2011.
But, as RadarOnline.com reported, the drug-troubled, HIV-positive train wreck had officially hit rock bottom — and moved back in with his parents, living in the Malibu guesthouse of Martin and Janet Sheen.
A rep for the USO did not return RadarOnline.com's call regarding Indian-giver Charlie's pledge.
But a source said: "As usual, Charlie talked a lot but never followed through."
RadarOnline.com has reached out to Sheen's representatives, and will update this post if a response is received.
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