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Agency addresses Sheen book report

March 28, 2011 at 1:11 PM
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NEW YORK, March 28 (UPI) -- A New York literary agency says it was working with troubled actor Charlie Sheen on his proposed memoir "Apocalypse Me" in good faith.

Foundry Literary + Media issued a statement Monday in response to news reports, on Friday, that said the relationship between Sheen and Foundry Co-Founder Peter McGuigan, who it said was representing Sheen's book deal, had either been severed because McGuigan couldn't get the price Sheen demanded to write the book or because Sheen and McGuigan never had an official deal.

"Foundry Literary + Media was engaged by an individual who was known to have closed several recent deals on Sheen's behalf and who represented to Foundry that they were empowered by Sheen to authorize and engage Foundry as the literary agent for 'Apocalypse Me,'" McGuigan said in a statement Monday. "Foundry promptly set about fulfilling the terms of the engagement. Foundry is a reputable literary agency and exercises best business practices and would not shop a book without being expressly authorized to do so."

Sheen's once-bright career has been eclipsed in recent months by his battle with substance abuse and related erratic behavior. After being fired from TV's "Two and a Half Men," he announced plans for a touring stage show.

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