Actor Charlie Sheen took his verbal attacks against the makers of hit sitcom Two And A Half Men to the courtroom last Thursday when he sued them $100 million dollars in damages.The suit had been filed in a Las Angeles Superior Court.The suit claims that there was a breach of trust,intentional interference with contractual relations and violation of California labor code.
The suit comes after Warner Brothers terminated Charlie Sheen from the series last week citing his erratic behavior,growing drug addiction and accusations of violent behavior towards women and Sheen’s verbal accusations towards Chuck Lorre and other studio executives.
Sheen was suing the producer Chuck Lorre and Warner Brothers film and television studio on behalf of himself and the cast and crew of Two And A Half Men which is the highest rated show in the United States.The sitcom has about 200 people under its payroll.
The actor mentions in the suit that both Lorre and Warner have managed to generate more than a billion dollars from the series that was in its ninth season.There was also further mention that Lorre was responsible for the his termination.Sheen claimed that Lorre wanted his termination so as “to serve his own ego and self interest.”
Howard Weitzman, the attorney on behalf of Lorre regarded the actor’s suit’s claims as “recklessly false and unwarranted as Mr Sheen’s rantings to the media”It was further mentioned that Lorre was more concerned with Sheen’s health than the suit which he considers as “fantasy lottery payday”.
Sheen began ranting against his former employers last month.He even gave an interview to a syndicated talk radio host, Alex Jone where he launched verbal expletives against Lorre.
These recent outbursts have done much damage to Sheen’s public image.A recent television survey held in March of 1000 people found that 71 % did not view him in a good light.
The actor’s behavior has caused concern in Hollywood in the last few months.Sheen has been involved in crashing a hotel, drug abuse and domestic violence.The actor’s ex wife Denise Richards has stated previously in the press that Sheen is mentally unstable. Reports have surface in the press that she is increasingly worried for the safety of her children.Both Sheen and Richards are still in a custody dispute over their twin daughters.
Presently the unemployed actor is currently living with pornographic actress,Bree Olson and model and graphic designer Natalie Kenly.
As for the future of Two And A Half Men, neither the studio nor Lorre have commented.