Charlie Sheen sues Chuck Lorre, Warner Bros., for $100 Million

HOLLYWOOD - MARCH 12: Television producer Chuck Lorre (L) and actor Charlie Sheen attend the ceremony honoring Lorre with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame March 12, 2009 in Hollywood, California. Vince Bucci/Getty Images

Chuck Lorre and Charlie Sheen attend the ceremony honoring Lorre with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, March 12, 2009, in Hollywood, Calif.
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(CBS)  Former "Two and a Half Men" star Charlie Sheen  has filed a lawsuit against the show's co-creator and Warner Bros. for $100 million plus punitive damages, reports TMZ.

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In the lawsuit under the heading, "The Nature of this Action," are the words, "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 scapegoat for Lorre's own conduct."

Martin Singer, listed in the suit as an attorney for Charlie Sheen, says there was a conspiracy between Warner Bros. and Lorre to blame Sheen for the show's cancellation for the season, reports TMZ.

Warner Bros. spokesman Paul McGuire tells CBS News that Warner Bros. has no comment. "Two and a Half Men" is produced by Warner Bros. Television, Chuck Lorre Productions and the Tannenbaum Comapny and distributed by CBS.

Sheen has been threatening legal action since he was fired. He's called Chuck Lorre a troll, called former "Men" co-star Jon Cryer a turncoat and given interviews to just about any outlet that will have him (important exception: he passed on Nancy Grace, tweeting, "I'd rather go on a long road trip with Chuck Lorre in a '75 Pacer....").

He has also broken a Guinness World Record by amassing 1 million Twitter followers faster than anyone in history and has gotten the phrase "tiger blood" into the pop culture lexicon.

Read the lawsuit here.

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