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Sheen Sues Warner Bros. & Lorre for $100 Million

3/10/2011 2:55 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned ... Charlie Sheen  has just filed a lawsuit against Warner Bros. and Chuck Lorre, and he's not only demanding he get paid for the 8 scrapped "Two and a Half Men" episodes, he's also suing on behalf of the cast and crew ... and the suit is for $100,000,000 plus punitive damages.

Charlie Sheen Lawsuit

In a scathing preamble, legal pit bull Marty Singer writes in the lawsuit, "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 alleges the cancellation is based on "Warner Bros. capitulating to Lorre's egotistical desire to punish Mr. Sheen ..."

Singer alleges there was a conspiracy between Lorre and Warner Bros. to blame Charlie for the cancellation.

Singer tells TMZ, the suit is also filed on behalf of the cast and crew, based on what's called a "private attorney general's statute."  To view this in the lawsuit, see page 21, paragraphs 70 - 75.

And this is interesting ... Singer alleges the decision to cancel the 8 episodes was made BEFORE Sheen criticized Lorre, because Lorre allegedly wanted out so he could work on his other shows -- and because he hated Sheen.

The suit points out Warner Bros. renegotiated Charlie's contract when he was facing felony charges in Aspen -- charges Warner Bros. thought would land Charlie in jail.

Singer claims they fired Charlie when he was sick, and that's a violation of State and federal law.

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Jonny wow    

winning

1300 days ago
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KittyKittyKitty    

Yikes!

1300 days ago
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NYC Megla    

men in teleivison

television.......come on guys

1300 days ago
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??    

While no one in this mess is blameless suing for the eight cancelled shows on behalf of the working men and women would be admirable. Suing for himself is just more BS, he has money coming out his ears (as do the producers), but greed and addition demands he try for more. In five years If he is still alive he will be irrelevant!

1300 days ago
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Chaz    

Good, I'm glad Sheen is taking legal action. See all of Charlie Sheen's winning quotes on www.livingthesheen.com

1300 days ago
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AyeJay    

Why is he suing? It's his fault he got fired.

1300 days ago
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Brett     

Team Sheen ALL THE WAY!

1300 days ago
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Italia    


I love it! You go Charlie!

1300 days ago
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rico    

CHUCK LORRE DID THE RIGHT THING.SHEEN IS THE LOSER. HES A FOOL WHO WHO BROUGHT EVERY BODY DOWN.THEY ALL SHOULD BE SUEING HIM.

1300 days ago
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D    

One hundred million??? Lol.

1300 days ago
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Lori    

Oh My God...CHUCKLES thinks "I'll get him...I'll sue on behalf of EVERYONE" what a freakin' joke...I'm sure the "cast and crew" would prefer you hadn't been SUCH A BIG A HOLE AND A CRACK HEAD and maybe they'd being at work TODAY.

But instead it's become the CHUCKLES THE CLOWN SHOW...as usual.

Stick to your guns Lorre and make this sucka PAY!

1300 days ago
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mid    

Can crew members sue Charlie for using them in the lawsuit?

1300 days ago
13.

Wishes    

Good luck, Charlie & crew ---- I think you'll be WINNING the lawsuit!!!!

1300 days ago
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R    

Has he been watching any Austin Powers movies lately?

1300 days ago
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Sammie    

Charlie just added the cast and crew so he could get a sympathy vote and an "atta boy." He is full of crap. Anyone else, on this earth, would have been fired just for talking about their boss in a negative fashion and that isn't even the whole reason he got canned. Right now he is a nut case and blaming everyone else on the face of the earth for EVERYTHING. There is a name for that....it's called addict!

1300 days ago
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