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Sheen sues Warner for breach of contract

Charlie Sheen at the 2008 ALMA Awards at

Charlie Sheen at the 2008 ALMA Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. (Aug. 17, 2008) Credit: Getty Images

Charlie Sheen Thursday filed a multimillion-dollar breach-of-contract lawsuit against Warner Bros. TV and "Two and a Half Men" creator Chuck Lorre.

The lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, is seeking $100 million in lost compensation for the canceled eight episodes for Sheen as well as cast and crew, who were not party to the suit.

Warner Bros. declined to comment.

A few minutes after the suit was filed and papers leaked to TMZ, Sheen tweeted: " . . . Torpedo away . . . You corporate Trolls were warned. And now you've been served!"

Sheen and his lawyer, Marty Singer, had vowed to sue Lorre and Warner Bros., who fired the actor Monday, alleging that he was too "ill" to continue on the series, and had missed his lines and marks during production. The lawsuit takes particular aim at Lorre -- longtime "Two and a Half Men" showrunner -- claiming he forced CBS and Warner Bros. to fire his star.

"Unfortunately in this instance, the capitulation to Lorre's demands, fueled by Lorre's inflated ego, laziness and ill-will towards Mr. Sheen, is in direct derogation of Mr. Sheen's rights," the lawsuit said.

It added: "Chuck Lorre 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 in order to serve his own ego and self-interest."

The lawsuit even noted that Lorre had "harassed" Sheen with the so-called "vanity cards" that flash briefly after the credits at the end of his shows.

Lorre's publicist said Thursday he was not commenting on the suit.

Separately, online reports about Rob Lowe replacing Sheen on "Men" were debunked by the producer of Lowe's current series "Parks and Recreation."

Mike Schur told that there is "zero truth" to that scenario. "Rob is a full-time cast member and his contract extends many years in the future, so there's no possible way that could happen," he said.

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