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Charlie Sheen

$50 Million Lawsuit

Over 'Anger Management'

4/18/2012 9:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Charlie Sheen
's show, "Anger Management," hasn't even debuted yet, and already there's a lawsuit over who created it and who gets the big money.

Joe Roth, the epic producer who is responsible for a bunch of shows and movies, including "Major League" and "Bachelor Party" and the guy who is at the helm of "Anger Management," is being sued by Jason Shuman, who claims he's responsible for turning Charlie's show into the TV version of the famous movie.

Shuman says he and Roth had a deal ... and he would get a huge chunk of the "Anger Management" profits. Shuman claims Roth is backing out of the deal, and he wants beaucoup bucks -- more than $50 million.

Roth is the dude who brought Charlie to the table for the new show.

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EMP BITE ME    

This show is dead before it even starts,RIP,charlie.

888 days ago
2.

Bud    

Buena Suerte Pendejo

888 days ago
3.

Tim    

Maybe they can work out their differences over some crack cocaine and hookers. Just a thought.

888 days ago
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Russman    

Do you guys know the difference between singular and plural? Or, is that too much to ask of writers these days?

888 days ago
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Anonymous    

What a crappy headline. It makes it seem like Charlie filed the suit.

888 days ago
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Carl    

Don't these people ever make clearly written contracts? If so they should be in and out of court in 5 minutes. However, it seems in the entertainment industry that people make multimillion dollar deals based on some conversation at a Starbucks.

888 days ago
7.

Ih8Taxes    

I don't care who gets paid, just bring back Charlie!

888 days ago
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tenley    

Whatever it takes to keep Charlie off the f*cking air.

888 days ago
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Fat Mike    

Would love to see this go up against Two And A Half Men. Anger Management would destroy Lorre's POS show.

888 days ago
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Joan K    

OMG look what drugs, prostitutes and drinking does to a person

888 days ago
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Tammy    

I hope you have it in writing Jason.

888 days ago
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Jay W.     

Show biz egos are a bitch !

888 days ago
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Johnny Carcinoma    

Charlie used to be a good-looking guy, but damn, he's ugly now.

888 days ago
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LittleBIt    

Thats all Hollywood is about M-O-N-E-Y!!!! And all the Jews that run the studios and produce and direct in Hollywood are fighting over it. Greedy, low-life bastar*s. Its all about the money. Just remember a-holes, you cant take it with you.

888 days ago
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tenley    

They obviously did have some sort of deal -- from day one this project has had all sorts of publicity, and it's been going on a while. Who would f*cking bother to take someone else's movie and turn it into a TV show under these conditions unless they had a deal?

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