More Heat Than Light: Sheen Files Against Warner Brothers and Lorre

I just read the filing by Marty Singer and I was a bit surprised by the language of the filing against Chuck Lorre and Warner Brothers. The complaint is below. In contains such lines as “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.”

One does not normally see such hyperbole in a filing of this kind. If this is truly about recovery of damages ($100 million in damages), you want the filing to be taken seriously. Many judges would view this type of language to be for public consumption and that does not advance the legal claims. The filing further charges that “Warner Bros. capitulating to Lorre’s egotistical desire to punish Mr. Sheen …” Those type of lines seem a bit like a legal version of waiving around a machete on top of a building while drinking “tiger blood.”

Here is the complaint: 0310_sheen

24 thoughts on “More Heat Than Light: Sheen Files Against Warner Brothers and Lorre

  1. Canadian Eh!,

    I would be very interested on your take concerning the latest political events here in the States. Someone outside the forest may often see things that we, meandering from tree to tree, fail to notice or consider.

    Please consider joining us on other threads.

  2. Blouise…
    Thank-you for the invite, I do read the posts that you’re referring to….all while shaking my head, and thanking God that I live in Canada. I don’t have a great deal of faith in our political leaders ( both at the Federal, and most recently at the Provincial levels ), however I have I do feel that our Political system is actually a democratic one….unlike what I watch happening to yours.

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