Charlie Sheen files $100m lawsuit against Warner Bros

March 11th, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Mar 11 (ANI): Charlie Sheen has reportedly filed a 100-million-dollar lawsuit against Warner Bros over his sacking from the hit US TV show ‘Two and a Half Men.’

The troubled actor was fired this week, leaving the future of the sitcom in doubt, reports the Telegraph.

The actor said he is taking legal action on behalf of himself, and the programme’s crew, against the studio and executive producer Chuck Lorre.

Warner Bros had put the show on hiatus to allow Sheen time to seek therapy, then halted production after he made public rants about Lorre.

In terminating his contract the studio had claimed Sheen’s “conduct and condition prevented him from performing his essential duties” on the show, which is broadcast by CBS.

But in his 30-page lawsuit Sheen, the highest paid actor on US television, alleges that Warner Bros bowed to Lorre’s desire to “punish” him, and that the producer and studio conspired to blame him for causing production to stop.

In the lawsuit Sheen again attacks Lorre and accuses the producer of making him a “scapegoat.”

Sheen also claims that he was fired while he was sick, a breach of employment law.

However, Warner Bros did not immediately comment on the lawsuit. (ANI)

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