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Charlie Sheen is 'owed 40m from TV show'

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Charlie Sheen is 'owed 40m from TV show'

Charlie Sheen has claimed that he is owed up to $40 million from his TV show 'Anger Management'.

The 50-year-old actor signed a lucrative syndication deal for the now defunct show and has hit out at executives for not paying him the money he feels he is due.

According to TMZ, Charlie owns around 30 per cent of the sitcom which he made 100 episodes of before it ended but TV bosses have claimed that the show ran over budget and has yet to turn a profit.

He is reportedly planning to consult with lawyers about the deal, which he believes could ultimately be worth up to $200 million.

Meanwhile, Charlie was recently sued for the outstanding balance of $287,879.28 on his Platinum American Express card.

Charlie should have paid his bill by March 12 and has incurred late fees of $8,357.69.

Blaming the situation on a former business manager, said: "If I was AMEX, I'd be suing me too!!"

This is the latest financial issue for Charlie, who has filed documents asking to have his $55,000 a month child support payments to both of his ex-wives drastically reduced as his wealth isn't what it once was.

He said he was making $613,000 per month while working on 'Two and a Half Man', which he left in 2011, and though he sold his rights to the show for a staggering $26,750,000, he claimed he cannot keep up with the monthly payments to Brooke Mueller, mother of his twins Bob and Max, seven, because he is now earning an average of $87,384 each month.

Charlie admitted earlier this year he was keen to have the amounts he paid to Brooke and another of his ex-wives, Denise Richards - the mother of his daughters Sam, 11, and Lola, 10 - reduced from $55,000 a month as he felt it was no longer realistic.

He said: "We came up with a number a long time ago and I had a great job and everybody was living large. and that's not the case right now, but there's still that expectation to still keep paying this kind of money.

"At some point you just can't justify it, especially when there's no gratitude behind it. None. I would send somebody flowers every hour if I got that kind of dough tax free."