Charlie Sheen's Anger Management Producer Sued For $50 Million
Posted on Thu Apr 19, 2012 09:35 AM PDT
LOS ANGELES, California (x17online) - Charlie Sheen's comeback show Anger Management is already getting into hot water before it even airs as producer Joe Roth is being sued for $50 million for breach of contract.
Jason Shuman and his Blue Star Entertainment company filed the suit against Roth and his Revolution Studios imprint, claiming he developed the adaption of the 2003 movie of the same name but didn't receive back-end ownership and credit on the FX show.
Shuman alleges that in 2008, Roth brought him aboard to develop several series including the upcoming sitcom but ultimately got shut out once Charlie Sheen signed on in 2011.
Shuman seeks $50 million in damages due to the loss of back-end ownership while Roth has since claimed that the lawsuit "has no merit."
Anger Management is set to premiere June 28 on FX.