He may be waving his flag of coked-out, instability for the world to see, but he's clearly backing it up with some seriously high-powered lawyers!
Charlie Sheen has taken the first legal steps to reclaiming his currently in-limbo series, Two and a Half Men, as his lawyer, Marty Singer, has sent Warner Bros., CBS, and series creator Chuck Lorre one hell of a nasty legal letter, claiming that they've violated his clients rights and contract, and demanding that they compensate him for eight episodes worth of lost wages!
Here are some HIGHlights:
“This action is outrageous and in direct violation of our client’s legal rights, including under the contract between our client and Warner Bros. Television with regard to Two and a Half Men (“the Series”). Our client is entitled to be paid for eight additional episodes under his contract on the Series.”
“Furthermore, my client is clean and sober and has passed every drug test requested. In fact, he took passing tests this weekend. It is clear that you cancelled the series not because of my client’s condition but in retaliation for your show runner being criticized."
"He (Sheen) intends to hold Warner Bros. fully accountable for the compensation owed on his contract and to hold Warner Bros. and CBS fully accountable for all of the consequences of their actions.”
“We demand that you immediately confirm that our client will be paid for the eight additional episodes of the series under his contract. If you fail to do so, our client intends to exercise all of his legal rights and remedies against CBS, Warner Bros. and Chuck Lorre."
"Although Mr. Lorre is allegedly upset about recent statements made by Mr. Sheen, our client simply responded to Mr. Lorre's ongoing campaign of harassing our client and making numerous derogatory and highly damaging statements about him."
“There is no justification for the Series to be shut down at this time. It is clear that this action is the result of interference by Chuck Lorre with our client’s contractual rights. It is most unfortunate that Warner Bros. and CBS have conspired with Mr. Lorre in his tortuous and outrageous conduct in permitting him to shut down the show, thereby damaging many individuals and companies, in addition to our client.”
“Now, after our client simply responded to Mr. Lorre’s unrelenting derogatory statements, Mr. Lorre retaliated by arranging to terminate production of the Series for the remainder of the season. The fact is that Mr. Lorre refused to perform under the contract, namely, to have the Series produced through April 8, 2011, long before Mr. Sheen made any statements about Mr. Lorre.”
“In addition, we want to again confirm that our client is ready, willing and able to perform his obligations with regard to next season’s production of the series. We trust that you intend to pay our client for 24 episodes for next season’s production of the Series and ask that you confirm your intentions now.”
Geesh. WE feel bitch-slapped when we read this, so we can't imagine how it is for the actual recipients!
Shiz is getting SUUUURIOUS!
Clearly, this whole debacle has just cemented in our minds all the more reason Sheen should not be working and allowed to run around as he pleases, as he's clearly not well, but this letter DOES raise concerns for us that he actually may have a case against Lorre and the CBS and Warner Bros. crew, and we all know he's not going to be letting this one go.
Ugh. Which means MOOOOOORE of all of this drama!
Someone just get his ass help so we don't have to deal with this crazy anymore. It's EXHAUSTING! LOLz!
Thoughts?? Team Charlie or Team Chuck??
[Image via WENN.]
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