Actor Charlie Sheen let loose a salvo at his former network and producer by filing a $100 million lawsuit against both Warner Bros and producer Chuck Lorre in Los Angeles Superior Court Thursday.
He’s also filing suit on behalf of the cast and crew of the TV show “Two and a Half Men” by asking for punitive damages.
Sheen’s lawyer, Marty Singer let loose on Lorre by stating, “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 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.”
Warner Bros litigator John Spiegel responded by saying, “This is not about Chuck Lorre. It’s about a serious health issue that has rendered Charlie Sheen unable to perform the essential duties of his position.”
This case will be watched closely by both the entertainment industry and the public as it involves such a wide scope of issues. The public is getting an inside look at the operations of how the TV industry and entertainment work like never before. High powered lawyers and multi-millionaire players going at it like guys in a back alley brawl. This is civilization at it’s worst and best.*Sponsored Links*