Attorneys for Charlie Sheen suffered a setback in court Wednesday when a judge in Santa Monica, Calif., rejected their effort to halt an arbitration over the actor’s firing from “Two and a Half Men,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The arbitration proceeding was initiated by the show’s producer, Warner Bros., before Sheen sued the studio and show creator Chuck Lorre for $100 million. Sheen wants to pursue the case in open court, but a private resolution company is moving forward with private arbitration.
Sheen’s attorney, Marty Singer, requested an emergency injunction today in Santa Monica to stop the arbitration, but that request was denied.
Singer said he will be back in court Thursday to push for the injunction, bringing the request to Judge Allan Goodman, who has been lined up to preside over Sheen’s $100 million suit.
The judge who heard the request today “denied the motion not on the merits but on a procedural issue," said Singer. "We will be back tomorrow, and we are confident in our position."