The “unemployed winner” has made the first move in his attempt to seek revenge for being booted off his hit TV show, Two and a Half Men, and it comes at no small price.
Making good on his threat to sue Warner Bros. and Men creator Chuck Lorre, Sheen’s lawyer, Marty Singer, filed an official complaint today on behalf of the actor and the show’s cast and crew, asking for a whopping $100 million, plus punitive damages.
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The document, which was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, claims that Sheen and the full cast and crew are entitled to the balance of the season’s 24 episodes that were never filmed — that’s eight episodes. Additionally, Sheen alleges that Lorre holds a personal vendetta against him, and had previously decided to cancel the remainder of the season so he could work on other shows, and was passing the blame onto the actor.
In fact, the lawsuit takes on a personal tone against Lorre, staying: “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.”
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The complaint cites a total of nine charges, including interference with contractual relations, interference with prospective economic advantage, breach of contract, recovery of unpaid wages, breach of “the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing” and retaliation. Warner Bros. has yet to issue a statement on the claim.
The 30-page document ends with a demand that the case be decided by a jury trial, which we’re pretty sure is both a terrible idea and completely impossible, given the media storm this situation has been subject to and Sheen’s wide audience (as of this post, he had almost 2.5 million followers on Twitter). However, we don’t think Sheen needs those fire-breathing fists to seek revenge on the “trolls”, since, you know, he can surely fix all of this with his mind. (via TMZ)