Four days after the announcement of the premature end of the show’s eighth season, Charlie Sheen plans to sue producer Chuck Lorre, CBS and Warner Bros. for breach of contract.
Despite his feud with the producers of the show, the 45-year-old actor wants to return to the small screen for two more seasons of “Two And a Half Men”.
He however asked Warner Bros. to pay him $ 3 million per episode, which represents a 50% wage increase, plus a bonus of $ 20 million for the new contract.
“I’m underpaid … when you look at they money [the producers] are making,” Sheen said Monday in an interview aired on Today Show on NBC, adding he is “tired of pretending I’m not special.”
CBS and Warner Bros. canceled “Two And a Half Men” last Thursday, just weeks after Charlie Sheen had begun a rehab treatment at his home in Beverly Hills.
“I was disappointed by their decision,” said Charlie Sheen during another interview, this time on ABC, insisting he’s “not angry” but “passionate.”
When the reporter asked him if he intended to sue his bosses, Charlie Sheen replied: “I’m gonna sue for what I’m worth and what I deserve and what they think they can take from me. They can’t,” Charlie Sheen said. “I don’t have a job. I got a whole family to support and love and people beyond myself. People a lot more important than me are relying on that money to fuel the magic.”
As to how much he would sue for, Sheen said, “Tons. Put it on a scale, a little more, a little more, add some gold… bingo! I’m here to collect. And they are going to lose. I would recommend that they do an out-of-court settlement and fix this whole thing and pay the crew and get season 9 back on board.”
Some specialist argued that Sheen could sue his bosses for the tidy sum of $ 300 million