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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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Pasadena Ass Brandon aka F.C.B.S.R.    

Wow I think Charlie is seriously kidding himself..hes never gonna win this suit..not that amount atleast.. if he stays in the 15 o 25 million range he has got a serious chance!

1268 days ago
47.

Mimi    

Charlie Sheen has only himself to thank for losing his job.

1268 days ago
48.

Mandy    

Some, if not all, of you people are stupid. Do you really think Charlie has a case??? NOOOOO he does not. A weak one at best. The quotes from this guy Singer sound like something a high school kid would write, not some high powered attorney. Just based on those "quotes" - it's LOSING, not WINNING. And for all of you Pro-Charlie lemmings - the man is sick; he needs help. If you think he is someone to look up to, you are just as bad as he is and no wonder this country is in such bad shape. Idiots. And losers.

1268 days ago
49.

Areawoman    

YES! TAKE NO PRISONERS CHARLIE!!!!!

1268 days ago
50.

Art    

Lorre is a filthy rat s***bag !!! Charlie we are with you 100%

1268 days ago
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Pasadena Ass Brandon aka F.C.B.S.R.    

C'mon Charlie but smart about the amount of damages you seek.. I know its hard living here in the land of greed.. but in the words of Peter Griffin "c'mon". I'd like to see you win!

1268 days ago
52.

Nashvilledeb    

They DID fire you Charlie when you were sick. You go, Bro!

1268 days ago
53.

Kate    

He may actually have a suit if it's proven that he is/was sick. I personally believe that Mr. Sheen is suffering from Bipolar Disorder, and you can't be fired for having a mental illness.

1268 days ago
54.

thestones    

Yeah!! You go Charlie, Yeah to go Charlie followers...

Yeah I feel better knowing that CS "dream team" or "Sheen Team" is so smart they are going to win...THEY TELL TMZ, OF ALL PEOPLE, THEIP PLAN??? The same TMZ I've seen some of you bitch about.

I think the networks are a little ahead of there "Tigerblood".

1268 days ago
55.

Mandy    

Unless Sheen got permission from the "cast & crew" to be part of this lawsuit, it's not going anywhere. Being involved in litigation would prohibit the "cast & crew" to seek gainful employment somewhere else. I doubt they will give up the opportunity to get jobs elsewhere.

1268 days ago
56.

PT    

Carlos - don't look now, but you have about the same chance as a snowball in Hell.

1268 days ago
57.

Derek    

Who could be Team Sheen??? That's absurd???

This pompous, spoiled and now obviously deranged, brat brought all this on himself with his rants, his flagrant drug and alcohol abuse and his ridiculously violent temper, which flares up mostly at women - proving he is a coward as well as an a-hole.

Here is a good test if you are a douchebag, (1) Are you Team Sheen or Team CBS? A: Team Sheen? Oh, OK, you're a douchebag.

If any of us acted like that at our work, which will never, in a million years, pay us what this ass makes in a single episode, we would be out on our ass - this jackass even has the audacity to make fun of regular people just trying to make ends meet.

I, for one, hope the lawsuit is thrown out, CBS counter sues, wins, Charlie loses everything, his house(s), his cars, his money, his kids, his sluts leave him and we end up seeing him wandering around Hollywood and Vine stinking of his own urine mumbling something about how he was once in Platoon. This guys doesn't deserve to get well, I hope he doesn't, I hope he offs himself.

Team Sheen, Jesus Christ - get a grip!

1268 days ago
58.

Tina from Toronto    

Good points made in this Statement of Claim.

GO CHARLIE GO! With you all the way!

WINNING!

1268 days ago
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@joeburd    

The comments that Sheen "deserved" to be put at the mercy of an egotistical petty tyrant and megalomaniac like Chuck Lorre are completely ridiculous.

Sheen's contract didn't have a moral clause and Warner Bros. has contradicted themselves repeatedly, concerning the show's cancellation and subsequent firing of Charlie Sheen, since day 1.

Chuck Lorre is a quintessential jerk and anyone that does a bit of research into his character can tell you this fact. Make absolutely no mistake, Charlie Sheen was fired because Chuck Lorre and him hate each other, not because of any crap that Sheen prevented production or allegedly gave people cocaine and, as such, is a "bad influence".

He was also fired during a time that Warner Bros. representatives themselves declared that Charlie is sick and "needs help". Firing him, displacing the crew, and blaming him for everything is a nice way of "helping". If indeed that's the case and Sheen is sick, then it makes his dismissal utterly illegal and shows a complete lack of compassion on the part of CBS and Warner Bros.

It doesn't matter what this man was doing in personal life considering that, whatever he was doing for Men, it worked and he helped make that show a huge success in the ratings. Charlie brought Chuck Lorre's machinations to life. Now that Lorre has a couple more hits under his belt and his bosses kissing his arse, he's become narcissistic and petty.

Personally, I hope Charlie Sheen takes these corporate minions to task and takes everything he can from them in the end. Carpe Diem, Charlie.

1268 days ago
60.

jim    

here you are, COMING RIGHT BACK HERE...

So I'm wondering who going to change first: TMZ or you...

Posted at 10:30 AM on Mar 10, 2011 by MightyMad


Mighty....hit a nerve did I?


TMZ Cares.....???

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