Charlie Sheen stirred up a lot of controversy on his last sitcom, Two and a Half Men. But on Sheen’s upcoming FX series Anger Management, the controversy is attached to producer Joe Roth. Roth, accomplished film producer who presently runs Revolution Studios, and Anger Management are being sued by fellow producer Jason Shuman, who was previously attached to the program.
Blue Star Entertainment’s Shuman is claiming that Roth employed him and his company to help develop Anger Management, and that the producer severed ties with Shuman and Blue Star without paying due compensation. Shuman claims that he is owed over $50 million.
Shuman and Blue Star filed the claim on Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court. Shuman has worked with Roth and Revolution in the past, such as with the adaptation of the film Are We There Yet? to a television format — a similar process to that being currently undertaken with the Adam Sandler and Jack Nicholson comedy Anger Management.
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