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Sheen Rejects Arbitration Move From Warner Bros.

LOS ANGELES (CN) - Faced with a demand for arbitration by Warner Bros., actor Charlie Sheen filed a complaint for declaratory judgment and injunctive relief in Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday.

Sheen wants a federal judge to rule whether his dispute with "Two and a Half Men" producer Chuck Lorre and Chuck Lorre Productions is subject to arbitration, saying that the recent demand for arbitration, which Lorre has joined, is "specious."

Sheen claims that his contract with Warner Bros. precludes the company from asserting a claim against the actor without him an opportunity to cure any allegedly default. Warner and Lorre had no arbitrable claims when they initiated the arbitration with JAMS/Endispute, according to the ccomplaint.

Earlier this month, after Lorre yanked "Men" off the air while Sheen gave a series of controversial interviews and exhibited other questionable behavior, Sheen filed a $100 million breach of contract complaint.

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