After his negative drug and alcohol test results Monday, Charlie Sheen was thought most likely to sue the makers of his hit TV show, “Two and a Half Men”, for halting production on the program. Now, it seems that Charlie Sheen is to be sued by his own uncle over the show and the way his recent problems were handled. His parents have been dragged into the mess, too.
When Chuck Lorre, producer, suspended production of the show in order to allow Charlie Sheen time to clean up his act, enter rehab or whatever he needed to do, Sheen’s rage went inter-stellar. He took to TV to rant about his lack of a drug problem and submitted to a public drug test. The results all came back negative, but that just proved Sheen had not taken illegal substances in the last few weeks. That was enough for Charlie and he launched legal action against his detractors.
Now, however, Charlie, and his parents, actor Martin Sheen and Janet, are to be sued by Charlie’s estranged uncle, Joe Estevez. The trouble is the solution that the show’s producers planned to carry on with the show, replacing Sheen with his Uncle, who would appear as the character, Uncle Joe. Either that, or producers considered a spin-off TV series, “Uncle Joe”.
Charlie and his folks allegedly conspired to kill those ideas and Joe Estevez is mad about it! It would have been a huge money-spinner for him, so now he is set to sue the Sheens for $20 million damages.