Sheen sues Warner Bros. and Chuck Lorre for USD 100 million

Last Updated 11 March 2011, 04:19 IST

The 45-year-old actor is demanding to be paid for eight episodes of the show and is suing on behalf of the cast and crew.

His lawyer, Marty Singer directly addressed Lorre in the written lawsuit, claiming that he was using Sheen as a scapegoat, reported TMZ.

The lawsuit states, "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."

"Warner Brothers capitulated to Lorre's egotistical desire to punish Mr Sheen and to stop work on the Series for the rest of the season and used its powerful public relations machine to create a myth to justify their conduct by wrongly blaming Mr Sheen," the lawsuit added.

Lorre's lawyer, Howard Weitzman has fired back, branding the lawsuit a "fantasy lottery pay-day for Charlie Sheen."

"The allegations in the complaint against Mr. Lorre are as recklessly false and unwarranted as Mr. Sheen's rantings in the media," said the lawyer in a statement.

Meanwhile Sheen took to Twitter to talk about the lawsuit, tweeting, "Torpedo away... You corporate trolls were warned. And now you've been served."

Meanwhile, Sheen continues to embark on his bizarre media blitz across America, including claims that he has "tiger blood running through his veins".

In another interview, with Australian radio network, Nova, the actor attempted to explain his bizarre behaviour and catchphrases as "performance art".

(Published 11 March 2011, 04:19 IST)

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