Charlie Sheen files wrongful termination suit for $100 million
Charlie Sheen has filed a lawsuit today in Los Angeles Superior Court against Warner Brothers Studio Enterprises and Chuck Lorre demanding payment of over a $100 million. Sheen claims he was wrongfully terminated from the CBS show Two and a Half Men.
Warner Bros. issued a statement Monday in which they terminated Charlie Sheen's services on Two and a Half Men "effective immediately," according to a report on Digital Journal
Sheen responded with a lawsuit, filed in Santa Monica, asking for unpaid wages, along with compensatory damages of $100 million and punitive damages, reports Fox News
A copy of the lawsuit obtained by TMZ can be found online here.
The lawsuit names creator/producer Chuck Lorre individually and as a corporation and reads: "Defendant 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."
Attorney Marty Singer told TMZ
, "The suit is also filed on behalf of the cast and crew, based on what is called a private attorney's general statute."
, that after the lawsuit was filed, Sheen posted a message on his popular Twitter
page, stating, "Torpedo away ... You corporate Trolls were warned. And now you've been served."
TMZ reports that attorney Singer claims
Warner Bros. and Lorre "fired Sheen when he was sick, a violation of state and federal laws."
Representatives for Warner Bros. and Lorre have not issued a statement at this time in response to Sheen's newly filed civil lawsuit.