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Charlie Sheen sues, wants $100 million

UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - APRIL 19: Actor Charlie Sheen accepts the Future Classic Award for "Two and a Half Men" onstageonstage at the 7th Annual TV Land Awards held at Gibson Amphitheatre on April 19, 2009 in Unversal City, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Charlie Sheen Alberto E. Rodriguez

Charlie Sheen sues, wants $100 million
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(CBS/AP) - Unemployed actor and full-time Twitter powerhouse Charlie Sheen has filed a lawsuit against "Two and a Half Men" co-creator Chuck Lorre and production company Warner Bros. for $100 million plus punitive damages, according to a report.

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The lawsuit claims:

"Defendant Chuck Lorre, one of the richest men in television...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 Warner Bros. has no comment.

After Sheen was fired he told TMZ - in the most colorful terms possible - that he was suing:

"This is very good news. They continue to be in breach, like so many whales. It is a big day of gladness at the Sober Valley Lodge because now I can take all of the bazillions, never have to look at whatshisc**k again and I never have to put on those silly shirts for as long as this warlock exists in the terrestrial dimension."

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