Efforts by attorneys of Charlie Sheen to stop arbitration between the actor, Warner Bros. and Two and a Half Men producer Chuck Lorre were denied by a Santa Monica judge, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Sheen has sued the studio and Lorre for $100m for his alleged “illegal firing’ from the hit sitcom and hopes to present his case in court. However, Warner Bros started arbitration proceedings against Sheen through the private dispute resolution company JAMS according to a clause in Sheen’s contract that disputes be handled behind closed doors.
Sheen’s lawyer Marty Singer filed for an emergency temporary restraining order asking the judge to issue an injunction against JAMS from proceeding until the court decides whether Sheen’s claims can move forward in a public venue. The judge denied the injunction, and said the matter must be handled by Judge Allan Goodman who is presiding over the Sheen lawsuit. Singer plans to go back to court to ask Goodman for an injunction.
(Source: The Hollywood Reporter)