Sheen Files $100 Million Lawsuit Against WB, Chuck Lorre

Sheen coins a new term in the course of making amends with a cast mate.

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    Charlie Sheen is seen on the rooftop of Live Nation building in Beverly Hills on March 7, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.

    Just a few days after sort of making amends for attacking former "Two and a Half Men" co-star Jon Cryer, Charlie Sheen is back on the offensive.

    Sheen has just filed a $100 million lawsuit against Warner Bros. and Chuck Lorre on behalf of the "Men" cast and crew.

    TMZ has posted excerpts from the suit documents, which begin with a lenghty introduction by Sheen's lawyer: 

    "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."

    The document goes on to blame Warner Bros. for "capitulating to Lorre's egotistical desire to punish Mr. Sheen." 

    The suit calls for $100 million plus punitive damages.

    This comes just days after Sheen called his former "Two and a Half Men" co-star a "troll" before issuing a hasty, partial apology. 

    "I'll apologize to Jon right now," he said. "I was in a mood and I threw that out there. It's a half-apology -- it's an apol!"

    A source told the Hollywood Reporter, though, that Cryer has indeed reached out to Sheen behind the scenes.

    "They have been in touch, privately," according to the Reporter's account. "Jon made the decision not to go public out of respect for Charlie. He made that decision."

    Selected Reading: New York, The Hollywood Reporter, TMZ