Charlie Sheen 'declares war,' to sue CBS and Warner Bros.

 @ibtimes on March 08 2011 11:16 AM
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Charlie Sheen may have been fired from the hit CBS show Two and a Half Men, but he is not done with them quite yet.

According to OK! Magazine, the actor plans to sue the creator of the show, Chuck Lorre, as well as the production company Warner Bros Inc.

Sheen's lawyer, Marty Singer, told TMZ that he believes Lorre is behind the move to fire his client from the show and that Lorre has interfered with Sheen's contract.

Singer said that he believes the reason Sheen was axed from the show was because he insulted Lorre, one of the most successful producers in Hollywood, and that is not a legitimate reason to fire him.

Sheen sent a text message to People.com declaring war.

Put yourself in my shoes for one warlock nanosecond. At some point there is nothing to say. Only war to wage ... the winds are howling tonight. The gods are hungry. The beast is alive. And awake. And deadly, he said.

Warner Bros. fired Sheen claiming he committed moral turpitude by admitting to drug use. Singer said he will be able to justify Sheen's case claiming that when Sheen was going to plead guilty to a felony over a domestic violence incident last year in Aspen involving soon-to-be ex-wife Brook Mueller, Warner Bros. still renewed Sheen's contract.

TMZ is also reporting that if Warner Bros. continues producing Two and a Half Men Sheen will still continue to receive a paycheck.

According to TMZ, Sheen has what they call a Michael J. Fox clause in his contract.

When Fox was doing Spin City, his contract stated that he would keep getting paid as long as long as the show was in production, even if he left the show.

Sources tell TMZ that Sheen's Two and a Half Men contract has an identical clause. If Warner Bros. can prove they fired Sheen for cause, the contract would be nullified.

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