The CEO of CBS commented on the very public outburst from Two and a Half Men star Angus Jones. Les Moonves, speaking at a forum here in New York sponsored by the Wall Street Journal, said he wasn’t sure what was going to happen to the kid.
“I don’t know what our status is with him, 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, adding dryly. “He is now making over $300,000 per week, which is not a bad salary for a 19 year old kid.”
He went on a religious channel and urged people not to watch his show because it is filth, “though he is still collecting his $300,000 a week,” Moonves added.
That said, he did not seem concerned as to what it meant for the program, which still has more viewers than every other comedy on TV, save for The Big Bang Theory and Modern Family.
“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,” he quipped.