Yesterday, Charlie Sheen pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor assault charge in his domestic violence case after a fight broke out between he and his wife, Brooke Mueller, on Christmas Day; in exchange, the two other charges against Sheen were dropped and he avoided jail time. Instead, Sheen will spend 30 days in rehab, must complete 36 hours of domestic violence counseling, and is on probation for 90 days. So, let me get this straight … Sheen held a knife to Mueller’s throat and told her, “If you tell anyone, I’ll kill you,” and he doesn’t even have to spend a day in jail? It’s worth noting, of course, that though she reported the assault to police, Mueller has not been cooperating with authorities since. However, it is not unheard of for domestic violence victims to come to the defense of their abusers — it’s all part of the cycle of abuse. Keep reading »
At 3 a.m. last night, a security guard at a building in Sherman Oaks, California, heard a crash nearby and called the cops to investigate. Turns out a car had been pushed over the ravine—the keys were in the ignition, and the car was running, but it appeared that no one was in the driver’s seat. The car was Charlie Sheen‘s Mercedes. When the cops called him, he said he had no idea it was missing and that he had parked it in his driveway at 4 p.m. This case is made even stranger by the fact that almost an identical thing happened with this Mercedes on February 5th. Charlie discovered his car was missing, called the police, and they found it shortly after at the bottom of a 100-foot cliff.
So what the heck happened here? After the jump, some theories. Keep reading »
Hold onto your hats, folks, because Charlie Sheen’s domestic abuse trial is about to become a bigger, hotter mess. We thought he was in deep doo-doo when he was jailed for strangling wife Brooke in Colorado. If it wasn’t dramatic enough that Brooke and Charlie are also both alleged crack heads in “prehab” … there’s more. Dum, dum, dum. An unnamed woman is coming forward to “tell all.” Oh my. After the jump, some bombshells that will supposedly come out during the trial. Keep reading »
Charlie Sheen has checked into rehab again, confirms “Access Hollywood.” In a statement, Sheen’s rep said:
“As a preventative measure, Charlie Sheen has entered a rehabilitation facility. He will take some time off his series ‘Two and a Half Men.’ He has asked that his privacy be honored. No further statements are planned.”
As a preventative measure? Hi, Charlie Sheen’s rep: after your client is arrested for domestic violence on Christmas for allegedly holding a knife to his wife, Brooke Mueller’s throat, you can cut the BS with the American public. It’s not like Charlie has a squeaky clean image to uphold. [Access Hollywood] Keep reading »
On Christmas night, I sauntered into the kitchen to pour myself a glass of milk when my dad turned away from the TV to tell me that Charlie Sheen had been arrested for domestic violence. A major TV star? Domestic violence on Christmas? Zut alors! Blogger Jessica sprang to action: I hit up TMZ and typed out a post as quickly as I could. This will be huge, I thought.
It was all for naught, though. The Charlie Sheen story never became a Really Big Deal like the Tiger Woods scandal did. Maybe Woods’ established good-guy reputation is more fun to rip apart and all the mistresses are dishier. Or maybe Sheen’s lawyers really were successful in their effort to keep Brooke Mueller quiet and the controversy has been muffled into submission. (Last we heard, Mueller’s lawyers said the two just had a “bad night”—um, my bad nights don’t involve death threats!) Or maybe the nation just has Charlie Sheen Is A Douche fatigue.
But I don’t: Sheen allegedly held a knife to his wife’s throat and threatened to kill her—and he’s been convicted of physically abusing a girlfriend in the past. And yet the public reaction isn’t even one-tenth as much as the Tiger Woods scandal reaction. Since when is cheating worse than beating? Keep reading »