CBS boss: Sheen's rants were worse

Angus T. Jones. Photo / AP
Angus T. Jones. Photo / AP

The president of American TV network CBS is unfazed by Angus T Jones' recent rant against Two and a Half Men.

President Les Moonves insists the incident is a piece of cake to deal with compared to former star Charlie Sheen's public battle with the creators.

Jones, 19, who has portrayed Jon Cryer's onscreen son Jake Harper in the comedy since the show's launch in 2003, hit headlines last month after he labelled the series "filth" and pleaded with fans to quit watching in a taped testimony for the Forerunner Christian Church.

The actor's future on the show is unknown, but Moonves is taking the drama in his stride following Sheen's 2011 public feud with creator Chuck Lorre, which resulted in the actor's departure from the TV show.

"I don't know what our status is with (Jones). We took this boy who started with us when he was eight years old, and it seemed to be what happens with child stars over the course of time," Moonves has told the Wall Street Journal.

"He's now making US$300,000 (A$287,673) 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 a week.

"I don't think it's quite been resolved, but after going through what we went through with Charlie Sheen, this is a piece of cake."

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