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A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against Charlie Sheen’s ex-wife by a personal assistant who sought back wages and alleged he was forced to work for her up to 130 hours a week.

However, the order issued by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Joseph Kalin was “without prejudice,” which leaves open the door that plaintiff Lior Masaphor’s case against Brooke Mueller could be reinstated later.

A representative for Mueller, who has twins with Sheen, could not be immediately reached for comment.

A minute order issued Tuesday by Kalin’s clerk stated that the judge was tossing the case for now because Masaphor’s attorney of record, Mac Nehoray, did not show up in court as ordered by another judge during a prior hearing on Aug. 17.

A man who answered the phone Wednesday at Nehoray’s office said the attorney is working to get the case revived.

Nehoray previously said Mueller lives in a gated community and that a process server was unable to present her with a copy of the lawsuit and a summons. Nehoray said he would use the alternative method of publishing a notice to Mueller in a legal newspaper.

Masaphor sought compensation for allegedly unpaid overtime, as well as missed meal and rest periods, in his lawsuit filed in August 2014.

According to the complaint, Masaphor worked seven days a week during most of his employment period for Mueller from December 2012 until March 2013 at a flat salary of $2,400 per month. His wages amounted to about $4.47 per hour because of the time he was required to work each week, according to his court papers.

Masaphor agreed to so many hours because he “desperately needed a job at that time,” according to his suit.

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