Charlie Sheen files $100 million lawsuit
Story by Jack Foley
CHARLIE Sheen has filed a $100 million lawsuit against Chuck Lorre and Warner Bros.
The papers were filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday (March 10, 2011), according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The actor is also suing on behalf of the Two & A Half Men cast and crew, asking for punitive damages.
In a written letter supplied by Sheen’s lawyer, Marty Singer, the following reason is given for the legal action.
“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.”
Mr Singer has also accused Warner Bros. of “capitulating to Lorre’s egotistical desire to punish Mr. Sheen”, while alleging – in the suit – that Lorre wanted to quit Men so that he could work on his other series, Big Bang Theory and Mike & Molly.
He also maintains that they [Warner Bros.] fired Sheen when he was “willing, ready and able to proceed” filming.
So far in response, Lorre has signed his own lawyer in the form of veteran Hollywood dispute specialist Howard Weitzman.
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