Charlie Sheen To Collect Millions From Settlement
For someone just months removed from an epic downward spiral, Charlie Sheen is behaving quite rationally. The warlock has been embroiled in a lawsuit against his former boss Two And A Half Men creator Chuck Lorre and Warner Brother Studios over his compensation, but all involved have happily reached a settlement. The specific terms have not been disclosed, but most sources seem to be putting Charlie’s win at an immediate twenty-five million dollar payment and between fifty and one hundred million more to come from syndication down the road.
It’s important to keep in mind that much of that money was contractually owed to Sheen for work he’d already completed. After the network up and fired him, he stopped getting paid, even though he’d actually finished up more episodes. As I understand it, the twenty-five million covers that work. According to Deadline, all involved issued the following statement earlier today…
“Warner Bros. Television, Chuck Lorre and Charlie Sheen have resolved their dispute to the parties’ mutual satisfaction. The pending lawsuit and arbitration will be dismissed as to all parties. The parties have agreed to maintain confidentiality over the terms of the settlement.”
This is really the best anyone could have hoped for. Dragging this thing along for another few weeks would have just wasted time and money, while increasing the hostilities already present. It’s in everyone’s best interest to move on. Sheen is hard at work pitching Anger Management, and Chuck Lorre has a show to run. Better they focus on those more productive endeavors.