It kind of looks that way.
Cryer is currently promoting his new book, So That Happened, and in previews so far, it looks like every single story in the memoir is about Cryer’s Two and a Half Men costar, Sheen. The stories aren’t exactly flattering, either.
One story begins, “One day during the first season of Two and a Half Men, I got a knock on my trailer door. It was Charlie — my trailer was next to his — and he seemed panicked. ‘Dude! Dude! I need your help.’ ‘Sure thing,’ I said and ended the cellphone call I was on. ‘What’s going on?'”
Cryer continues, “He handed me a heavy shopping bag. ‘Denise [Richards] is coming over,’ he said, ‘and I need you to hide something for me.’ Oh, boy, I thought. If this is drug paraphernalia … ‘Is it legal?’ I asked. ‘What? Yeah, oh, yeah. It’s legal. Hey, thanks.’ He left, and I had to look. By legal, he meant barely legal. The bag was filled to the brim with porn.“
Another story details how, after his divorce, Cryer didn’t feel like the most desirable guy around, so he turned to Sheen for help finding a prostitute. Sheen reportedly pointed Cryer to the internet, where he found a hooker who he eventually ended up giving financial advice to.
Probably the worst story of all, though, details Cryer’s reaction to Sheen’s 2009 arrest for assaulting his then-wife, Brooke Mueller.
“Alarmed and freaked out, I texted him: Dude, my thoughts are with you. If you need to talk, give me a call; if you’ve got bigger problems, call me when you get back,” Cryer wrote. “Charlie texted back: Thanks bro. Yikes — f*** me, wut a bad day … I’m flying home tonite. I’ll try to call over the weekend. Shower rape was bad but the food was okay. Hair and makeup for mug shot got there too late. He followed that with: And I had same bail bondsman as Kobe. … No joke … 🙂. I took the sense of humor about shower rape and sharing Kobe Bryant’s bail bondsman as a good sign, though it seemed pretty clear my friend and colleague wasn’t sober anymore.”
Classy stuff, obviously.