Charlie Sheen is a man of his word. After threatening to sue his former bosses Warner Bros. and Two and a Half Men co-creator Chuck Lorre, Charlie has filed a lawsuit for breach of contract for US$100 million plus punitive damages. TMZ reports that he’s demanding he be paid for the remaining eight episodes of the show that were scrapped and that he’s also suing on behalf of the show’s crew. His lawyer Marty Singer filed the lawsuit, which reads:
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.
Before the whole fallout from Charlie’s original comments, he was the highest-paid actor on TV and earned US$1.2 million per episode of Two and a Half Men. While Warner Bros., CBS and Chuck Lorre have made no comment yet, Charlie’s used his new favourite form of social media to lash out, tweeting, “#Fastball; Torpedo away... You corporate Trolls were warned. And now you've been served! c.”