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Mar102011

Charlie Sheen Sues Warner Bros. & Chuck Lorre for $100 Million

Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Charlie Sheen is on the offensive against his former employers.  According to the Hollywood Reporter, Sheen has filed a $100 million lawsuit against Two and a Half Men producer Chuck Lorre and Warner Bros.  He's also suing on behalf of the now unemployed crew of the sitcom, and is asking for punitive damages in addition to the 100 million bucks.

The Hollywood Reporter says Sheen's lawyer Marty Singer writes in the suit, "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... 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 the suit, Singer blames the cancellation of the season's last eight episodes on Warner Bros., who he accuses of "capitulating to Lorre's egotistical desire to punish Mr. Sheen." As proof of this, the lawsuit cites the fact that in the past, Warner Bros. renegotiated Sheen's contract even when he was facing felony charges for allegedly assaulting his ex-wife Brooke Mueller -- so the actor's bad behavior had never previously been an issue for the studio.

After news of the lawsuit hit, Sheen wrote on Twitter: 'You corporate Trolls were warned. And now you've been served."

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