Charlie Sheen has been mad or as he says “passionate” for a while regarding his relationship with CBS and “Two and a Half Men” scribe Chuck Lorre. The recent announcement of his firing has only made the actor even more livid. According to EW, Sheen and his lawyer are officially suing the CBS Network and Lorre. Yep, he went there.
In the letter it states that Sheen isn’t just suing for himself, he’s suing on behalf of the entire “Two and a Half Men” cast and crew. The monetary amount he’s seeking is $100 million! That’s a sum that he’s confident Lorre and the network can part with. In the opening of the document it says:
“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.”
The letter goes on to say that Sheen wants the cast and crew to “get paid the balance of the season’s 24 episodes.”
Sheen’s defense is that Warner Bros and CBS had no problem renewing his contract two years ago, even though they knew he was dealing with drug abuse and had felony and misdemeanor charges pending against him. He also references Lorre’s infamous vanity cards, which he says took multiple stabs at him over the past eight years.
So, with all of that in account, do you think Sheen has a shot? We can agree with him on the fact that they hired him knowing of his mental and physical issues but everything else is somewhat self-inflicted.
What do you think? Who should win the case?