Sheen sues Warner Bros over TV row
Charlie Sheen is suing Warner Bros and the executive producer of Two and a Half Men for 100 million dollars.
The lawsuit, filed on Thursday in a Santa Monica court in California, alleges production was halted on the CBS sitcom to punish Sheen.
Warner Bros Television had put the show on hiatus to allow Sheen time to seek therapy, then halted production for the season after Sheen launched tirades at executive producer Chuck Lorre.
Sheen was fired from Two and a Half Men this week, leaving the top-rated sitcom's future in doubt.
Sheen's lawsuit alleges that Warner Bros bowed to Mr Lorre's desire to punish Sheen, and that the producer and Warners conspired to blame the actor for causing production to stop.
The suit also was filed on behalf of the sitcom's crew, which was put out of work.
Warner Bro declined to comment on the action.