Warlocks v. Trolls: Charlie Sheen Sues for $100M
Somehow we just knew Warner Bros. wouldn't be able to get Charlie Sheen out of our lives and daily headlines with a simple: "You're Fired!" And that's exactly how it's playing out.
On Monday Warner Bros. sent Sheen and his lawyer an 11-page letter (pdf) detailing probable cause for the immediate termination of Sheen's contract. Clearly a wise investment in research for Warner Bros., the studio that made Charlie Sheen the highest paid actor on TV, giving him $2 million per episode of Two and a Half Men and some conveniently placed props for the (seemingly) perpetually inebriated "winner" to lean on.
The clincher in Warner's argument for termination appears a clause in Sheen's barring the actor from committing a "felony offense involving moral turpitude." Or to paraphrase a typical reaction on Twitter to any of Sheen's recent stunts: "OMG @CharlieSheen is telling stories about how fucked up he is all the time on set #notwinning."
Sheen's lawyer Marty singer responded late Monday with the obvious: "we'll sue." And today we can report that Sheen is suing Warner Bros. and "Two and a Half Men" co-creator Chuck Lorre for $100 million plus punitive damages.
The lawsuit opens in typical Charlie "Warlock" DUH "Tigerblood" Sheen fashion:
"Defendant Chuck Lorre, one of the richest men in television who is worth 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 ... in order to serve his own ego and self-interest, and make the star of the Series the scapegoat for Lorre's own conduct."
The suit also demands that the cast and crew be compensated for "the balance of the season's 24 episodes."