Sheen Sues Lorre, WB for $100M

Suit claims Lorre made Sheen a 'scapegoat'
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 10, 2011 1:48 PM CST
Charlie Sheen Sues Chuck Lorre, Warner Bros. for Firing Him From 'Two and a Half Men'
Charlie Sheen waves as he leaves the the Pitkin County Courthouse in Aspen, Colo., on Monday, Aug 2, 2010, after he plead guilty to third degree assault in his domestic abuse case.   (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

Hell hath no fury like Charlie Sheen scorned—he's suing Warner Bros. and his arch-nemesis Chuck Lorre for the amount he and the crew would've made on the eight episodes of Two and a Half Men that had yet to be made—a whopping $100 million, TMZ reports. The suit goes for the jugular, accusing Lorre, "one of the richest men in television," of believing himself "to be so powerful he can unilaterally decide to take money away from the dedicated cast and crew of ...Men."

This was done "In order to serve his own ego and self-interest, and make the star of the Series the scapegoat for Lorre's own conduct." The suit continues, throwing in Warner Bros. for "capitulating to Lorre's egotistical desire to punish Mr. Sheen." The suit alleges that Lorre actually wanted to cancel the show so he could work on other projects. It also claims that Sheen was fired when he was sick, which they claim is a violation of state and federal law. (More Charlie Sheen stories.)

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