The national nightmare is over: Warner Bros. Television and Charlie Sheen have reached a settlement in their nasty legal kerfuffle triggered by Sheen’s $100 million lawsuit against the studio and Two and a Half Men boss Chuck Lorre.
Here’s the official statement: “Warner Bros. Television, Chuck Lorre and Charlie Sheen have resolved their dispute to the parties’ mutual satisfaction. The pending lawsuit and arbitration will be dismissed as to all parties. The parties have agreed to maintain confidentiality over the terms of the settlement.”
Financial details were not disclosed, but various reports put Sheen’s haul at roughly $25 million (a figure that represents backend money owed to him as opposed to damages).
The deal — which comes exactly a week after Men returned to record ratings with new leading man Ashton Kutcher — presumably brings to a close one of the ugliest spats in Hollywood history. It also arrives as Sheen is looking to make a TV comeback with Anger Management, a half-hour comedy based on the 2003 Jack Nicholson-Adam Sandler flick.