According to Los Angeles Times, actor Charlie Sheen has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against Warner Bros. and “Two and a Half Men” co-creator/producer Chuck Lorre. It would be hard to find someone who has not heard of Sheen’s drama off the screen and arguments between the actor and his employers. Sheen claims in his lawsuit that he was wrongfully terminated from the hit CBS show in violation of his contract. Sheen’s asking for unpaid wages along with compensatory damages of $100 million.
Sheen was fired from his job as the lead man on CBS’ “Two and a Half Men,” after production was indefinitely suspended. The actor was hospitalized and entered a brief rehab stint after several headline-grabbing incidents. The show’s producers decided to suspend production and give the actor a chance to get his life on track. Instead, Sheen quit rehab and went on a public tirade against the show’s executives, often directing his jab at Chuck Lorre.
Sheen lashed out against the show and Warner Bros. to various media outlets who would have him as a guest and even hosted ranting web casts. The studio and Lorre apparently had enough of the star, and ultimately issued a letter of termination.
It is unclear if the show will resume with a new leading star. The lawsuit argues that Lore and Warner Bros. decided to not pay Sheen or other cast and crew for the remainder of the season. The lawsuit claims it will try to pursue class action status for the benefit of cast and crew.