The actor's case against Two and a Half Men producers will take place behind closed doors
Sacked star Charlie Sheen has lost his battle to make a court case against his Two and a Half Men bosses public, after judges ruled the proceedings must take place privately, behind closed doors.
The TV actor launched legal action against show creator Chuck Lorre and bosses at Warner Brothers earlier this month, after being sacked from the Two and a Half Men show.
It’s thought Sheen instigated proceedings to claim back money he lost, when producers suspended the US hit – eight episodes before the end of the season.
With proceedings set to get underway, the unbalanced actor’s team – concerned about the impartiality of the judges – asked for the trial to be conducted in public.
But yesterday, the request was reportedly turned down by legal officials, who declared the case must be conducted behind closed doors.
Sheen’s team have already vowed to fight the request, and overturn the ruling.
‘She denied the motion not on the merits but on a procedural issue,’ his lawyer said of the judges decision. ‘We will be back tomorrow, and we are confident in our position.’
Yesterday, the rumour mill was alight with talk the star could be set to make a Two and a Half Men comeback, after reportedly entering talks with CBS producers, keen to re-employ him.
‘Sources close to Charlie Sheen tell NBC News, CBS has offered him his job back,’ NBC reporter Jeff Rossen Tweeted yesterday. ‘Discussions ongoing. Not a done deal,’
‘The rumors are true – CBS wants Charlie back,’ another insider added.
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‘They saw how popular his tour has become, how it has been selling out, and when word spread that he started talking to Fox about a late-night show, some decision-makers got a little antsy.
‘There’s an 80% chance that Sheen returns.’
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