Charlie Sheen Sues for $100 Million Over Firing

Apparently it's quite expensive keeping a 'winning' lifestyle.

Published: March 10th 2011
in Culture » Television

Charlie Sheen

The imbroglio betwixt Charlie Sheen and “Two and a Half Men” top brass intensified on Thursday, as the actor filed a $100 million U.S. lawsuit for being sacked. The embattled actor is suing the hit television show’s executive producer/co-creator Chuck Lorre, and Warner Bros. for breach of contract. He is also seeking compensation for the entire cast and crew of “Two and a Half Men”.


"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, “ stated the lawsuit, published on TMZ, the celebrity gossip website.


The 30-page suit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, comes in the wake of Sheen’s dismissal by Warner Bros. on Monday. Warner Bros. lawyers followed the announcement by issuing a 10-page letter outlining the decision.


"Let us state the obvious: (Sheen) has been engaged in dangerously self-destructive conduct and appears to be very ill. For months before the suspension of production, Mr. Sheen's erratic behavior escalated while his condition deteriorated. His declining condition undermined the production in numerous and significant ways. Now, the entire world knows Mr. Sheen's condition from his alarming outbursts over just the last few weeks,” stated the aforementioned letter, obtained by AFP.


“Two and a Half Men” was one of the highest rated shows on television. In 2010, Sheen was the highest paid actor on primetime, earning a cool $1.8 million per episode.

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