Angus T. Jones Departure: Did CBS CEO Hint At 'Two And A Half Men' Firing?

Many remain perplexed over Angus T. Jones' controversial comments that denounced his CBS show "Two and a Half Men" and how it may have affected the 19-year-old's status with the series. 

While attending a breakfast hosted by the Wall Street Journal, CBS CEO Les Moonves personally addressed the controversy surrounding the actor.

"We took this boy who started with us when he was eight years old and it seems to be what happens with child stars over the course of time," Moonves said. "He's now making over $300,000 per week, which is not a bad salary for a 19-year-old kid, and he went on a religious channel and urged people not to watch the show because it was filth. By the way, he's still collecting his $300,000 per week."

Moonves added that he wasn't sure whether or not Jones would stay on the show. 

"I don't know what our status is with him. [But] after going through what we went through with Charlie Sheen, it's been a piece of cake," Moonves said.

Sheen was fired from the show in 2011 after he went on a rant against the show's producers. If Jones was fired by the "Two And A Half Men" brass, he does have the option to reunite with Sheen on his new series "Anger Management," as the actor recently reached out to the potential "Men" casualty.

"My former nephew is welcome at the Goodson Anger Management home anytime," Sheen told ABC News.

The actor, who plays therapist Charles Goodson on the FX show, said regarding the CBS series, "It is radically clear to me that the show is cursed." Sheen also addressed Jones' comments against "Men," calling it a "Hale-Bopp-like meltdown" by the actor. 

While conducting a video interview with a religious website called the Forerunner Chronicles, which was posted online on Nov. 26, Jones publically trashed his long-time series. 

"If you watch 'Two and a Half Men' please stop watching 'Two and a Half Men," Jones said. "I'm on 'Two and a Half Men' and I don't want to be on it. Please stop watching it, please stop filling your head with filth."

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