Charlie Sheen being sued for $20 million

A legal suit has been filed against Charlie Sheen by a television producer who claims Charlie destroyed a planned reality TV project about himself and his family.

Ed Meyer, who was working with Charlie's estranged uncle, Joe Estevez, claims the 45-year-old star conspired to intentionally interfere with contractual relations and alleges his parents, West Wing star Martin Sheen and his wife Janet, acted as "co-conspirators" in killing the programme.

However, they were not named as co-defendants.

The suit - which was filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Tuesday and used Charlie's birth name Carlos Irwin Estevez - claims: "Starting on January 4, 2010, Defendant Carlos Irwin Estevez, along with co-conspirators Martin Sheen and Janet Sheen, all non-parties to the Reality Show deal, did internationally and tortuously: threaten, interfere with and restrain, and also conspire to: threaten, interfere with and restrain the Plaintiff's reality television project starring their relative Joe Estevez, titled: About The Sheens aka Being Sheen aka Sheen Reality, thus destroying the contractual relationships and damaging the Plaintiff Ed Meyer."

Ed is seeking at least $20 million in damages "for the outrageous tortuous conduct" of Charlie.

Earlier this month, it was revealed Charlie is suing Two and a Half Men producer Chuck Lorre for $100 million, claiming he was unfairly dismissed from the show.

Joe is the younger brother of Charlie's father.

- BANG! Showbiz

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