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Will Warner Bros. Pay Charlie Sheen $25M to Settle Suit Over Firing Him from Hit Show?

Posted Sep 19, 2011 7:31 PM CDT
By Martha Neil

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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.

Earlier coverage:

ABAJournal.com: "Despite His Reported Wild Behavior, Charlie Sheen May Have a Decent Breach of Contract Case"

ABAJournal.com: "Charlie Sheen’s Lawsuit Isn’t All Talk: It Seeks $100M and Cites ‘Alleged’ Disability"

ABAJournal.com: "Meet Martin Singer, Charlie Sheen’s Lawyer and a ‘Pit Bull’ for Celebrities"

ABAJournal.com: "Arbitrator Controls $100M Dispute Over Hit Charlie Sheen TV Show; Will Ruling Cut Likely Settlement?"

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