Sheen Sues TV Executives For $100 Million

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March 10, 2011 | 6:00pm EST

Charlie Sheen has followed through on his threat to sue the producer and creators of his former TV sitcom Two And A Half Men – the embattled star is seeking more than $100 million in damages in newly-filed legal papers.
Sheen names Warner Bros. executives and show creator Chuck Lorre in his suit, which comes three days after he was fired from the show.

As well as demanding the cash he would have earned from the eight episodes producers cancelled at the end of last month – following Sheen’s radio attack on Lorre – the actor is also asking the TV executives to pay the crew’s full salary.

Many have been left out of work and struggling financially because of the season cancellation.

In the documents, filed on Thursday and obtained by TMZ.com, Sheen’s attorney 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.”

Singer also alleges there was a conspiracy between Lorre and Warner Bros. to blame Charlie for the cancellation. He also claims the decision to cancel the eight episodes was made before Sheen launched his media blitz against the producers.

The lawyer tells TMZ.com the suit is also filed on behalf of the cast and crew, based on what’s called a “private attorney general’s statute”.

Singer also claims his client was fired while he was sick, noting that’s a violation of State and federal law.

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