Actor has sued company for $100,000,000
Chariie Sheen is suing Warners Brothers following his sacking from Two And A Half Men.
The lawsuit, filed jointly against executive Chuck Lorre, is for $100,000,000 (£625,000,000) plus punitive damages.
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.
According to TMZ.com, Sheen‘s lawyer Marty Singer wrote in the suit: “Chuck Lorre… 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.”
Sheen was fired after making controversial comments about Lorre and the weeks of public outbursts that preceded it. But in the suit he claims that the decision had been made to cancel the show before he made the comments, because Lorre wanted out.
Singer claims that Warners fired the actor while he was sick, which is against state and federal law.