Good news for the makers of Two And Half Men—Charlie Sheen isn’t going to sue for $300 million after all. No, apparently his lawyers have talked him down and Sheen only wants $100 million now. The money won’t be going entirely to the actor, though—he wants Warner Bros. and Chuck Lorre to pay the show’s crew for the last 8 episodes of Two And A Half Men‘s season, which were scrapped after Sheen began calling radio shows to complain about his treatment following a wild multi-day party with porn stars at his mansion. Besides, with all the residuals guaranteed to come in from re-runs (the show is a massive hit internationally, with many countries knowing it as My Uncle Charlie), it’s not like he wants the money so much as the revenge.
Says Sheen’s lawyer, “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.” Harsh, but even-tempered compared to Sheen calling Lorre an “ugly whore” and worse on his last livestream. Does Sheen really want to be bringing up egomania andÃ‚Â professional conduct in court, though? It wasn’t Lorre waving a machete on a rooftop the other day.