Entertainment & Sports Law
Will Warner Bros. Pay Charlie Sheen $25M to Settle Suit Over Firing Him from Hit Show?
Posted Sep 19, 2011 6:31 PM CST
By Martha Neil
A Warner Bros. spokesman denies it. But the Company Town blog of the Los Angeles Times is reporting that the studio is close to agreeing to pay $25 million to actor Charlie Sheen to settle his lawsuit over being fired from his leading role in the hit show Two and a Half Men.
Sheen had sought $100 million in the wrongful termination suit. He was the highest-paid actor in television at the time of his firing, earning $1.2 million per episode, the newspaper says. The $25 million figure would represent his share of profits from the show.
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