Charlie Sheen is currently embroiled in a fight with those who hired him and later fired him from the number one comedy on T.V., “Two and a Half Men.” Sheen is suing Warner Bros. and the show’s co-creator, Chuck Lorre, claiming wrongful termination. As discussed in the previous post, the case looks like it is headed for private arbitration, a development that would be better for the defendants, but would not offer much leverage to Sheen.
Sheen’s employment contract contained an arbitration clause that said that disputes would be resolved through arbitration. JAMS, the private dispute-resolution company that was named in the contract decided that arbitration was the correct way to settle this particular dispute.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Esq., Sheen’s attorney says that he can see why Warner Bros. and Chuck Lorre would want to keep the facts private, because it will be seen that his client should not have been fired. Sheen’s attorney argues that Sheen’s lawsuit contains a multitude of issues and parties that are not included in the arbitration clause. According to THR, Esq., Sheen’s side will likely ask a judge to stop the arbitration process if JAMS does not reverse its decision.
Warner Bros. and Lorre need to file a motion to ask for arbitration, according to THR, Esq., but JAMS’ decision will help them. An arbitrator has not yet been chosen, but each side will submit their lists of arbitrators that they do not want by Friday.
Charlie Sheen Suffers Setback in Legal Battle With Warner Bros., Chuck Lorre (Exclusive) (The Hollywood Reporter, Esq.)