Charlie Sheen Sues WB and Producer Lorre For $100 Million
Charlie Sheen today filed a $100 million lawsuit against Warner Brothers and Two and a Half Men producer Chuck Lorre.
Sheen is also claiming damages on behalf of the show's cast and crew, even though his lawyers don't represent them. The show employs 200 people.
Sheen says Warner Brothers and Lorre raked in over a billion dollars from the show over its 9 seasons.
Lorre has a terrific attorney, Howard Weitzman on Los Angeles.
Los Angeles attorney Howard Weitzman, who represents Lorre, called the suit's claims "as recklessly false and unwarranted as Mr. Sheen's rantings to the media." He added the lawsuit was "about a fantasy 'lottery' payday" for Sheen.
Warner Brothers also sounds like it's ready for battle: [More...]
Warner Bros. added that in recent months, Sheen had been forgetting his lines, turning up late, missing rehearsals and making "comments poisoning key working relationships."
As for how much Charlie was being paid, Financial Times reports:
Mr Sheen earned $27.5m per season as the star of Two and a Half Men, making him the highest-paid star on television. Including royalty fees, Mr Sheen was poised to make as much as $2m per episode.
You can read the lawsuit here.
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