Goes to Warner Bros.
Charlie is suing Warner Bros. for $100,000,000 claiming the studio had no right to 86 him from the show.
Charlie wanted the judge to rule the arbitration clause in his contract -- which says the dispute would be handled privately, behind closed doors -- is invalid. But the judge said the arbitration agreement is indeed valid, but left it to the arbitrator to decide if the matter would be resolved in private or in a public courtroom. So Charlie can press his request for a public trial to the arbitrator.
A Warner Bros. rep tells TMZ, "We're very gratified by the court's ruling enforcing the parties' arbitration agreement."