Breaking: Charlie Sheen Sues Warner Bros. and Chuck Lorre for $100 Million

Charlie Sheen has just filed a lawsuit that’s big enough for two and a half men — maybe even three.

The embattled actor is suing Warner Bros. and Chuck Lorre for $100 million — which covers compensation for the eight scrapped Two and a Half Men episodes. And in a twist some are calling laughable, Sheen’s not only demanding to be reimbursed for his wages, he’s suing on behalf of the cast and crew as well. Oh, and that figure apparently doesn’t include punitive damages.

In the documents, which were first obtained by TMZ, Sheen’s lawyer Marty Singer writes, “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.”

Other highlights of the suit, per TMZ:

| Singer alleges the cancellation was a result of the studio “capitulating to Lorre’s egotistical desire to punish Mr. Sheen.”

| Sheen’s decision to fight for the cast and crew’s lost wages was done so under what’s called a “private attorney general’s statute.” Loose legal translation: Publicity stunt!

| The suit also alleges that the decision to shut down production for the remainder of the season was made before Sheen took to the airwaves and bashed Lorre. They claim Lorre wanted out to focus on his other shows. And because he hated him.

Thoughts? How long do you think it’ll be before Warner Bros. and Lorre countersue?

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  1. Caitlin says:

    Can we please get him into some kind of facility- and the **** out of our lives?

  2. John Berggren says:

    I can see CBS/Chuck Lorre #Winning this case.

  3. GO CHARLIE says:

    Man I hope Charlie win this! that will be hilarious! HE IS THE MAN!

  4. Carm says:

    Looking forward to the counter suit along
    with all the documented evidence of him
    not being able to do his job.

    • Kim R says:

      Exactly! He’s lucky no one is suing him!!!

      • Attn says:

        not really. This is going to end up in a settlement with Charlie getting some $$$,. The guy might be not fully sane but he has a case. It’s interesting how they gave a firing statement and then said we might try to get reimbursement. Sounds like backtracking.

        And how unprofessional is Lorre to passively take out his feelings on freeking vanity cards at least Sheen has balls. Lorre did not get along with Cybil, Roseanne and a lot of his stars so I believe the claims.

        • Jana says:

          Amen to that. Seriously that’s what I thought. He will get money for sure. Seeing that some of the vanity cards were even posted before Charlie said anything about Lorre on air.

        • Dave says:

          So…not being able to get along with Roseanne and Cybil Shepahd is evidence of Chuck Lorre having an ego problem. Let me repeat: Roseanne and Cybil. That’s like offering up evidence that Lorre is somehow different because he likes chocolate and needs oxygen. Let me know when he can’t get along with someone like Bob Barker or Barney.

    • Attn says:

      lol what evidence? the only ones they had was bloopers which EVERY actor/actress has – All Singer has to say is show bloopers from the rest of the cast. haha These corporate $$$ hungry execs were supporting him when he was facing felony and now they’re not because of that? LOL.

      • Drew says:

        what evidence? Really? How about the fact that he has admitted, repeatedly, to using cocaine? There will be plenty of outs in the contract, and Sheen openly admiting to commiting a crime is likely to be in there somewhere.

  5. vjw says:

    It sounds like Charlie’s lawyer is as deluded as Charlie!

  6. Kelly says:

    I HATE CHARLIE!!!! He’s an idiot. I hope he lose cause this bastard does not deserve 100 million!!!!

    • Jana says:

      You know he’s also suing for the crew to get paid for the rest of the season’s episodes right. He might not deserve money, but they certainly do.

      • John Berggren says:

        That’s funny, because I heard the studio was already paying the crew.

      • Simon Jester says:

        Errrr… yes, to garner sympathy. At present, Sheen’s lawyer is not representing any other member of the cast or crew, or have any joined the action. Do you not know a ploy when you see one? (And this one is PARTICULARLY transparent.)

      • CJ says:

        Sheen doesn’t have standing to sue for the crew. This is just another in a his long, BORING, line of publicity stunts.

  7. TigerNightmare says:

    Probably a law firm that doesn’t mind losing, as long as they get Charlie Sheen’s money.

  8. 4F says:

    $100 Million buys a lot of crack and hookers. Joking aside, there’s no way he’ll be victorious.

  9. AJ says:

    LOL AS IF.

  10. Thais says:

    You don’t know the details of his contract… depending of what was written there, it’s totally possible that he wins it. I can’t see him getting what he asked, though. I hope he wins. Of course Charlie has his share of guilt on the case but his not the only one to blame, but everyone seems to act like he is.

    • 4F says:

      THR published portions of his contract not long ago, and it seemed as if they had a pretty solid case for firing him.

  11. Carm says:

    I wonder if the team Charlie people would want the addict at their own places of employment to win such a suit too.

  12. L. says:

    Charlie isn’t that bright huh!?

    I don’t think he’ll win…I think he should go to a doctor or something…seriously it’s like he’s freaking out!

  13. C4SOUND says:

    In America, anything can happen in a lawsuit. Don’t be surprised if Charlie Sheen wins.

  14. BrianR says:

    Wow I can’t wait to see what happens when Sheen and the Goddesses are deposed by the Network and Lorre’s council. “How much crack have you smoked in the last two years Mr. Sheen” would be the first question then for the next week he is asked to enumerate all the drugs he used during the series production and hiatus. Also how many women he has assaulted and paid off etcetera until he drops dead from a heart attack.

  15. BrianY says:

    How can lorre or CBS complain about Sheen when he is acting just like His character on the show?

  16. Pat Munn says:

    Yeah, Warners and CBS just need to put in a motion for summary judgement to get this case tossed

  17. Sarah says:

    My understanding is that CBS/WB, had already agreed to pay the crew for the remainder of the season. Just not Charlie Sheen.

    This lawyer sounds as mad as Sheen himself. The wording of the lawsuit isn’t exactly professional. I can’t see how Sheen stands a hope in hell of winning this.

    Very sad situation. His family must be worried sick about him, but if he doesn’t get some kind of help very soon, his children will grow up without a father.

  18. Clay says:

    Not surprising, but really stupid. I’m sure the rest of the cast and crew are thrilled to be involuntarily twisted into Sheen’s mess. They haven’t cancelled the show yet and if they recast and resume in the fall most of those people are assured jobs, plus the crew is getting paid for 4 out of the 8 non-episodes already. So Chazz and his lawyer coming to their aid seems beyond disingenuous.

    Also, if this thing ever does go to court I hope Singers angle doesn’t involve the testimony of all of Lorre’s previous disgruntled star employees. Roseanne Barr, Brett Butler, Cybill Shepard… Yep those depositions will go real smooth. No crazy talk at all:)

  19. Suzana says:

    ha, “dedicated cast”… maybe the rest of the actors, but charlie… well, maybe he was rehearsing for the part?

  20. Casra says:

    Jon Cryer or Allen says it best: he thinks with his ******/ so long 2.5 men , I miss Charlie Harper though.

  21. NotAmerican says:

    This is just from what I know (I haven’t been following every “breaking development”):

    – He’s tested clean for drugs once or more in the last 1-2 weeks

    – If “erratic behavior” and/or drug use was enough to get Sheen fired from the show, wouldn’t it have happened during one of his trips to rehab or the hospital for a drug O.D.

    – Apparently, Charlie has “never forgotten a line, never failed to ‘hit his mark’, and has never missed a day (that cost people any money – in his mind, that means ‘rehersals’)”. That is a quote from Charlie, but nobody has refuted it

    – Depending on what Charlie’s contract says (and what behavior the show’s producers have let slide in the past), he could have a HELL of a lawsuit in a U.S. court (c’mon, he’d make a jury LOVE him)

    – I think the #1 thing that won’t fly is paying everybody BUT Charlie for the remaining episodes of the show. (#2 is filing a lawsuit on behalf of “the rest of the cast and crew”; that’s called a “class action lawsuit”, and the plantiffs have to sign on for that kind of case)


    • Dave says:

      Almost all actor contracts for TV pretty much stipulate the show can be cancelled at any time and there is no recourse for compensation if the show is shut down.

      Actors canbe fired pretty much at any time for any reason, in reality also CA is an AT WILL work state as well.

      This is just about him keeping his name out there and I am sure the lawer is all contingency based and hes just keeping the media machine spinning.
      There is very few jury people that would ever like this bumbling ass…someone making that kind of money and whining for more etc etc nauseates more americans….see NFL Millions vs Billionares and how little amearicans feel bad for either side

  22. Dave says:

    What an R-tard. If he could actualyl sure over the show being cancelled or shut down at all – that would just be silly as then every cancelled tv show would get sued by the actors.

    This is just stupid and I hope he loses and then the judge awards legal costs back to Lorre and the Sudio and then at some point you see an vanity card that says


  23. Landrew says:

    Charlie has the right everyone has- free speech. Hollywood has destroyed the lives of child actors, they refuse to use actors over 50 and the nepotism is out of control. Go get ’em Charlie.

  24. Kelly says:

    Why has he not been committed? he’s going to die or kill someone.

  25. Jen says:

    Winner! Winner! Sheen Dinner!

  26. Naaaate says:

    Mrs. Merv Grazinski, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, who purchased a new 32-foot Winnebago motor home. On her first trip home, from an OU football game, having driven on to the freeway, she set the cruise control at 70 mph and calmly left the driver’s seat to go to the back of the Winnebago to make herself a sandwich. Not surprisingly, the motor home left the freeway, crashed and overturned. Also not surprisingly, Mrs. Grazinski sued Winnebago for not putting in the
    owner’s manual that she couldn’t actually leave the driver’s seat while the cruise control was set. The Oklahoma jury awarded her, are you sitting down,…$1,750,000 PLUS a new motor home.
    Winnebago actually changed their manuals as a result of this suit.

    Does Sheen deserve the money? No. But there is a breach of contract unless there is a clause in the contract related to this sort of conduct, so it’s possible he could have some grounds for this. Clearly, more ridiculous lawsuits have been victorious.

  27. justjane says:

    the last think charlie sheen needs is another $100 million to snort up his nose. clearly even he can’t stand himself or he wouldn’t be so effed up all the time. somebody needs to commit him and keep him away from the public.

  28. igotsheensback says:

    Sheens actions in his personal life should be just that personal. If u worked at a steel mill went home got drunk and had a threesome with hookers u wouldn’t get fired u might get promoted. Sheen should win for the cast and crew who work hard to make u laugh. God know

  29. Marco says:

    hey Charlie, need your help here, WINNER, WINNER, WINNER

  30. Chuck Lorre says:

    I just love Charlie so much can`t accept to see him with other women…..please understand me……i am gay……

  31. Dejavu says:

    Go for it Charlie, take them down all the way!!!!!!!!!!

  32. jp says:

    I say that show is nuthing without charlie so wat lorre needs to do pay the MAN nd get the show back on the ROAD