Sheen files $100m lawsuit

Well, it’s a nice round number in any case. Very round.

Charlie Sheen’s lawyers have filed a lawsuit against Warner Bros. and Chuck Lorre ….for $100m.

In his suit Sheen claims: “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.”

In addition to Lorre “humiliating, harassing and disparaging” him Sheen says he was fired because he spoke out after Lorre allegedly refused to write.

Later Sheen took to Twitter to boast, “Torpedo away… You corporate Trolls were warned. And now you’ve been served!”

Chuck Lorre’s lawyer Howard Weitzman described the complaint as recklessly false and unwarranted.

“The accusations are simply imaginary,” he said.

“This lawsuit is about a fantasy ‘lottery’ pay-day for Charlie Sheen.

“Chuck Lorre’s concern has been and continues to be about Mr. Sheen’s health.”

Warner Bros., CBS and Chuck Lorre had no comment on the filing. The studio has indicated that it believes its contract with Sheen calls for arbitration to resolve any differences over the terms of his deal.

It has previously noted Sheen was fired because he had become a liability on the show and his erratic off-stage life had started to affect his ability to perform.

Meanwhile tonight’s 7PM Project will have an interview with NOVA’s Scott “Dools” Dooley who this morning said he was also acting alongside Sheen in a short film with military outfits and camouflage paint as part of a “secret mission.”

Source: Hollywood Reporter, LA Times

12 Comments:

  1. Listen to yourselves, I can sense a lot of jealousy here. Dont you want to be Charlie Sheen even for one day? He is handsome, hilarious, outspoken, had thousands of women. I think he has nothing to lose and he will go for it. How do you know what is going on behind the scenes. He may be right that Lore was “humiliating, harassing and disparaging”. Where is smoke there is fire you know…..

  2. It just reminds me of Dr. Evil.
    I hope the crew does get paid for the rest of the season- that is only fair. I think it was mentioned a while ago that they were going to get at least parcial payment…but as far as the show goes it hasn’t been canceled- only Sheen has been fired, I’m sure CBS will be keen to see if it can work without him. Sheen was the one thing keeping me from watching the show (well him and the over use if the laugh track)
    All that being said I am loving watching him at the moment- who needs scripted TV when you can watch his life and Jersey Shore!

  3. Now who didn’t see this coming? I’m sure Lorre/Warner/CBS would have had legal advice before canceling his contract. I’m sure the crew and lessor cast would be covered to some degree but that will probably come out later. Or part of their contract will include “if the show is cancelled…” as lost of TV shows are cancelled every year for low ratings.

    This is probably going to take years to resolve.

  4. You should show Charlie’s cooking segment on here – it’s hilarious! Charlie sends himself up very nicely, which has me wondering whether he’s pulling a Joaquin.

  5. If he had just kept his mouth shut and off the shock-jock radio stations, he wouldn’t be in the position he is in with this nonsense.

    How can he or his suits allege that Lore was “humiliating, harassing and disparaging” when he has being doing exactly that on radio and T.V? This is just a waste of time for the law.

  6. @Armchair Analyst: he is never going to be broke, the syndication rights for the show will pay him very handsomely for years. Someone was speculating 80 odd million a year. He doesn’t need to work anymore, blacklisted be damned, and he knows it.

  7. Armchair Analyst

    I wonder if Charlie Sheen has thought what if he should loose both cases the one being filed against him by Warner Brothers and CBS, and the one that he is filing against the same two companies and Chuck Lore. Aswell as being effectively black listed from Hollywood he could end up completely broke. I would not be surprised if he writes a memoir or some sort of Tell all book on his time on the show just to make more money.

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