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Charlie Sheen Files $100 Million Lawsuit

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Just four days after his firing from "Two and a Half Men," Charlie Sheen sued his former employers for $100 million and damages.

The suit names show creator Chuck Lorre and Warner Bros. TV, but not CBS, which airs the hit show, according to TMZ, which obtained a copy of it. In unusually personal and vitriolic language for a lawsuit, it repeats Sheen's contention that Lorre was responsible for the show's cancellation for the season last month.

"Defendant 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 scape goat for Lorre's own conduct,"
the suit begins.

Warner Bros. and Lorre declined to comment Thursday.

Though the series went on hiatus Jan. 28 with Sheen's announcement that he was entering rehab -- which Lorre, Warner Bros. and CBS had urged him to do-- Sheen has argued since a few weeks into the hiatus that Lorre was the one preventing the show from going back into production. Sheen has argued that he was ready to work but that Lorre didn't have scripts.The show was to have gone back into production Feb. 28, but it was canceled for the season after Sheen repeatedly ripped his then-bosses in radio tirades.

He was fired Monday after another series of TV and radio interviews in which he continued the criticisms and talked openly about his past drug use, including saying he used to smoke "7-gram rocks" of cocaine.

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