Charlie Sheen is fighting for a public trial in his $100 million (£62.5 million) battle with TV bosses behind his former sitcom Two And A Half Men.
The troubled actor filed suit against Warner Bros. executives and show creator Chuck Lorre earlier this month (Mar11), after he was fired from the show.
Sheen is demanding the cash he would have earned from the eight episodes producers cancelled at the end of February (11), following his radio attack on Lorre, and he is also asking TV heads to pay the crew's full salary.
The case appeared to be heading to arbitration on the recommendation of private-resolution officials, but Sheen is determined to have his day in court and has filed papers asking for an open trial in a public courthouse.
According to, Sheen has raised concerns about the impartiality of judges presiding over arbitrations because many officials have worked closely with Warner Bros. bosses on previous cases.