If you thought Charlie Sheen was full of empty insults and half-hearted threats, think again.
Looks like he means business, because he’s just unleashed Marty “Mad Dog” Singer, Hollywood’s tough-as-nails attorney.
According to Radaronline, Singer sent a demand letter to Warner Bros. and CBS, demanding full payment for the cancelled episodes. The payment roughly totals $16 million.
Singer writes: “This action is outrageous and in direct violation of our client’s legal rights, including under the contract between our client and Warner Bros. Television with regard to Two and a Half Men (“the Series”). Our client is entitled to be paid for eight additional episodes under his contract on the Series.”
Sheen is ready to work and clean and sober, the letter states. “Furthermore, my client is clean and sober and has passed every drug test requested,” the letter reads. “In fact, he took passing tests this weekend.“
Singer claims that Charlie was ready to return to work weeks ago, but Chuck Lorre canceled the remainder of the season’s episodes.
There hasn’t been any reaction from CBS or Warner Bros. yet, but I’m guessing it’s a giant sigh and a lot of eye rolling.