BREAKING NEWS - Charlie Sheen Files $100 Million Lawsuit Against Warner Bros. And Two And A Half Men Creator Chuck Lorre
Posted on Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:48 AM PDT
Charlie Sheen is suing Warner Bros. and Chuck Lorre in the amount of $100 million plus punitive damages. The embattled actor claims the lawsuit is not just for himself, but on behalf of the cast and crew of Two and A Half Men.
The 45-year-old star is also demanding he gets paid for the eight canceled episodes of the hit CBS show.
In the lawsuit, Sheen's attorney Marty Singer writes:
- "Chuck Lorre, one of the richest men in television who is worth hundreds of millions of dollars, believes himself to be so wealthy and powerful that he can unilaterally decide to take money away from the dedicated cast and crew of the popular television series, 'Two and a Half Men,' in order to serve his own ego and self-interest, and make the star of the Series the scapegoat for Lorre's own conduct."
The suit also highlights when Warner Bros. renegotiated Sheen's contract after his domestic violence incident in Aspen, Colorado.
When asked about the motive behind the lawsuit, Singer tells The Hollywood Reporter:
- â€œWhen a production company and network are willing to hire someone who is a convicted felon and accused of putting a knife to his wife's throat, and they know that this person has substance abuse problems, it's obvious that their position in this dispute is ridiculous. What Warner Bros. is really saying is you can't mess with the 900 pound gorilla showrunner [Lorre] or you will get tossed.â€
Singer also commented on whether the cast and crew asked Sheen to file the suit. Read his response ... after the jump.
When asked if the cast and crew of Two and A Half Men asked Sheen to file the lawsuit, Singer tells THR:
- "I'm not going to comment on what people said privately. But if the cast and crew did something on their own they would be blackballed. Once you file a lawsuit, you don't get paid and you don't get hired. Charlie is looking out for the people he's working with. Warner Bros. can try to cast this however they want but the complaint speaks for itself.â€
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