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?