Charlie Sheen facing USD 20 million lawsuit
Los Angeles: Charlie Sheen has been sued for USD 20 million by a television producer over a failed reality show.
Ed Meyer claims that he was working with the `Two and a Half Men` star`s uncle Joe Estevez on a project called `Being Sheen` but was stopped from making it after Sheen and his parents Martin and Janet, conspired to "threaten, interfere with and restrain" the series, reported TMZ.
Meyer has worked as Joe Estevez`s manager and also represented Jennifer Lopez`s ex-husband Ojani Noa in his multi-million dollar court battle with his former wife.
In the legal papers, Meyer claims he has been "damaged" by the defendants` "wrongful acts", which have prevented him from moving forward with the project about the Hollywood family.
Meyer, who alleges he has been trying to get Being Sheen off the ground since April 2010, is asking for USD 20 million in damages in a suit filed in the Los Angeles County Superior Court on Tuesday.
It alleges, "Starting on January 4, 2010, Defendant Carlos Irwin Estevez, along with co-conspirators Martin Sheen and Janet Sheen, all non-parties to the Reality Show deal, did internationally and tortuously: threaten, interfere with and restrain, and also conspire to: threaten, interfere with and restrain the Plaintiff`s reality television project starring their relative Joe Estevez, titled: `About The Sheens` aka `Being Sheen` aka `Sheen Reality,` thus destroying the contractual relationships and damaging the Plaintiff Ed Meyer."
But Sheen`s lawyer Marty Singer rubbished the claims, telling the Hollywood Reporter, "This is the most ridiculous lawsuit I have ever seen in my 30-year career. My client doesn`t even know who this person is. I`m confident the case
will be dismissed."