Charlie Sheen is reportedly planning to sue Warner Brothers after it was announced yesterday the actor had been fired from hit sitcom Two and a Half Men.
Charlie Sheen is reportedly planning to sue Warner Brothers after it was announced yesterday the actor had been fired from hit sitcom Two and a Half Men. Warner Brothers and broadcaster CBS issued a joint statement last night announcing it was firing Sheen from the hit comedy. The two companies had previously suspended production on Two and a Half Men to allow Sheen to enter rehab and later suspended it again following the actors attacks on producer and creator Chuck Lorre.
However, as Sheen continued to dominate news headlines for his attacks on Lorre and his own lifestyle the two companies decided to fire the actor from the comedy. The future of Two and a Half Men is now in doubt as its unclear whether or not the role will be recast or the show will be cancelled completely. The Hollywood Reporter is now reporting that Sheen’s lawyer, Marty Singer, has told them that they will sue Warner Brothers over his firing.
They have no basis to suspend or terminate Charlie Sheen, We will sue. It’s a matter of when. It could be this week, it could be in a little while. We’re in no rush. But we will sue.” – Marty Singer quoted on Hollywood Reporter
It is also being reported that Chuck Lorre has hired Howard Weitzman, a successful lawyer, to handle the growing dispute between him and Sheen.