Charlie Sheen Lawsuit: Producer Chuck Lorre, Studio Owe Him $100M
Tiger Blood and Adonis DNA can't protect you from everything. After waging a media war against Warner Bros. and Two and a Half Men producer Chuck Lorre, Charlie Sheen was canned by the studio. And now the Vatican assassin warlock has sued.
Yesterday Charlie Sheen kicked off a $100-million lawsuit against Warner Bros. and Chuck Lorre by filing a complaint riddled with personal jabs and seemingly bizarre accusations. Though it sounds a bit delusional, there may be some truth to Sheen's allegations that Lorre conspired with Warner Bros. to blame the sitcom's demise on the actor.
According to the complaint, Chuck Lorre is one of the "richest men in television" and boasts one massive ego. To feed that ego (and make lots of money), the defendants used Sheen's stint in rehab to hide Lorre's attempts to end the show.
Makes no sense? Here we go.
Chuck Lorre has been somewhat outspoken about his distaste for Charlie Sheen's "habits." Sheen considers these comments to be harassment. Additionally, Lorre's digs at Sheen have been shown on television and published on a personal blog--all prior to Sheen's recent rants.
Keeping in mind that these are only allegations, the lawsuit claims that Lorre's dislike of the actor led him to stop producing scripts months ago. When the actor was ready to resume work, there were no scripts available for shooting. So, ever the adult, Sheen began to attack Chuck Lorre on the air. Lorre's ego couldn't take it, so he jumped at the chance to finally shut Sheen down.
Basically, because Chuck Lorre hates Charlie Sheen, he stopped working on scripts. When Sheen fortuitously ended up in rehab, Lorre convinced Warner Bros. to use the situation to his advantage, eventually conspiring to blame Sheen for the stop in production even though it was really Lorre's fault. And Warner Bros. is protecting Lorre and his ego because he is making them millions with The Big Bang Theory and a few other sitcoms.
If you think the lawsuit is only about the dueling egos of Charlie Sheen and Chuck Lorre, you'd probably be right. But Sheen's complaint states that he is pursuing the suit for the benefit of the entire cast and crew--even if they have yet to file their own lawsuits.
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