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Charlie Sheen: 'I'm Tired Of Pretending Like I'm Not Special'

(CNN) -- Embattled actor Charlie Sheen took to the airwaves and the internet Monday, claiming he has cured his substance abuse addictions with his mind and alleging that CBS, which suspended production on his sitcom, is trying to take his money and destroy his family.

Sheen said he would go back and finish the season of "Two and a Half Men," which CBS halted last week after Sheen called a radio show. But, he said, because of his psychological distress, he wants $3 million per episode rather than the $2 million he was making.

"I'm tired of pretending like I'm not special," Sheen told NBC. "I'm tired of pretending like I'm not bitching a total freaking rock star from Mars. And people can't figure me out. They can't process me. I don't expect them to. You can't process me with a normal brain."

He later said he has "tiger blood and Adonis DNA."

At the conclusion of the final interview, given to TMZ.com, Sheen's publicist, Stan Rosenfield, resigned.

"I have worked with Charlie Sheen for a long time and I care about him very much," Rosenfield said in a statement. "However, at this time, I'm unable to work effectively as his publicist and have respectfully resigned."

CBS and Warner Bros. Television said in a joint statement last week that "Based on the totality of Charlie Sheen's statements, conduct and condition, CBS and Warner Bros. Television have decided to discontinue production of 'Two and a Half Men' for the remainder of the season."

Warner Bros. Television is owned by Time Warner Inc., the parent company of CNN.

CBS previously placed the sitcom on "production hiatus" after the actor began rehab treatments. The show had been scheduled to resume taping on four more episodes this week. It's not clear if "Two and Half Men" will return for a ninth season.

Sheen told ABC he plans to sue CBS "tons" for halting the show.

"Everybody thinks I should be, like, begging for my job back," he told NBC. "And I'm just going to forewarn them that it's everybody else that's going to be begging me for their job back."

"Come Wednesday morning, they're going to rename it Charlie Bros., not Warner Bros.," he said.

"Now they're saying I'm crazy," he told TMZ.com. "I'm passionate and I speak the truth, but I'm crazy."

"I'm grandiose," he said. "I have a grandiose life and I'm embracing it. ... It doesn't fit into their model and their model sucks."

He told NBC he never showed up on the set drunk or high, but acknowledged he might have showed up "a little bit sideways" because of lack of sleep. Asked whether he missed a day of work, he said, "not a day that cost anybody any money," saying he might have missed "practice."

"When I step between the lines, it's on," he said. "And I'm there to show others how it's done. It's not really rocket science."

Sheen insisted in all three interviews that he is clean -- and ABC revealed the results of a drug test showing that he tested negative for the presence of 10 drugs. He said he passed three drug tests.

Asked the last time he used drugs, he replied, "Don't remember. Don't care. Drug tests don't lie."

"I closed my eyes and made it so with the power of my mind," he said when asked how he cured himself of his addictions. "I had to unload 22 years of fiction and just decided I don't believe that anymore." When asked to elaborate on "fiction," he said, "The fiction of AA (Alcoholics Anonymous). It's a silly book written by a broken-down fool who is a plagiarist."

He said he renamed his home Sober Valley Lodge during his rehabilitation, and "we wouldn't allow AA to be a part of it."

On whether he worries about his five children someday reading about his issues, Sheen said, "God, no. Talk about an education."

He told TMZ he hopes his children do read about it. "Lead by example and teach your kids right from wrong," he said. "And if my right and my wrong is a little bit different than everybody else's, then my kids are going to be a little bit different too."

He would not talk about recent high-profile incidents during which he allegedly was using drugs and alcohol and became violent, saying only that the people who are talking about the incidents "weren't there" and calling their accounts "the gibberish of fools."

"I can't do that right here, because that means I have to expose people," he told ABC when asked about the incidents. He denied being violent, but said he does have a violent side "when it's needed to protect my family, absolutely. And it's not like anything you'll ever see."

He confirmed, however, that Warner Bros. had sent a memo to security personnel at its studios, instructing that he not be allowed inside.

He said as far as he knows, there are no drugs in his home, but said he will throw them away if he finds them.

Told his fans are worried about him, Sheen told NBC he is fine, saying, "I've always had a plan. I've executed it perfectly."

But he says that now, he is at "war" with CBS and the show's co-creator, Chuck Lorre. Asked whether he is angry, he said he is "passionate. I think my passion is misinterpreted as anger."

The network is "trying to take all my money and leave me with no means to support my family." He said he will fight them "with zeal, and with focus and violent hatred."

But he denied any anti-Semitic intent behind his earlier comments on Lorre, in which he said Lorre's real name was Chaim Levine. "I've never had that in my past," he said. "You can look as deep and as far as you want."

The Anti-Defamation League, however, denounced Sheen's comments in a statement last week.

Lorre and CBS have refused comment on Sheen's recent remarks.

Sheen told NBC that CBS owes him a "big" apology -- "publicly. While licking my feet."

"When I've been this completely left behind to twist in the wind like some sucker getting shanked in the yard, on top of everything else, then it's like ... I don't understand what I did wrong."

He said he has offers for work and has received support from friends including Sean Penn, Mel Gibson and Colin Farrell. During the TMZ interview, he introduced the reporter to his two girlfriends, whom he called "goddesses."

Asked by NBC if he had anything to say to Lorre, Sheen whipped out several index cards on which he had written questions for the producer, including "Why is it, when I was ready to return to work, you told me there are no scripts ready to shoot?"

Sheen was "very, very intoxicated, also apparently in a lot of pain" when he was taken to a hospital on the morning of January 27, according to a 911 call from a doctor who had just talked to the actor.

Porn actress Kacey Jordan has told media outlets that a two-day party preceded Sheen's collapse.

Paramedics went to Sheen's Los Angeles home and then took him by ambulance to a hospital, where he spent several hours. While his representative blamed a hernia for Sheen's pain, he later announced the actor was undergoing rehab at home. In his interview with TMZ on Monday, Sheen also blamed a hernia problem for the hospitalization.

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