Chuck Lorre hits back at the actor's claims
Two And A Half Men producer Chuck Lorre has branded Charlie Sheen‘s lawsuit against him “recklessly false”.
The actor is suing Lorre and Warner Brothers for $100 million (£62 million) following his recent sacking from the hit US show.
The pair had been involved in a public spat in the weeks leading up to the dismissal. Now, responding in a statement via his lawyer Howard Weitzman, Lorre has rubbished the case, reports Deadline.com.
The statement reads: “The allegations in the complaint against Mr Lorre are as recklessly false and unwarranted as Mr Sheen‘s rantings in the media. The accusations are simply imaginary. This lawsuit is about a fantasy ‘lottery’ pay-day for Charlie Sheen.”
It continues: “Chuck Lorre‘s concern has been and continues to be about Mr Sheen‘s health.”
Sheen is demanding he gets paid for eight scrapped episodes of the hit show, but also says he is suing on behalf of the show’s cast and crew, who are now out of work.
The actor’s lawyer, Marty Singer, claims that Warners fired the actor while he was sick, which is against state and federal law.