Charlie Sheen has taken action to lessen his monthly child support payments to the mothers of his children, Denise Richards and Brooke Mueller. The Two and a Half Men star has been paying out $55,000 per month to each of his ex-wives for child support since 2009. However, Sheen has filed documents appealing for a change to the amount, seeing as his income has drastically changed over the past couple of years since the actor left the hit sitcom.
People shares as to Sheen's specific reasons for requesting the amount be lessened.
"In the paperwork, Sheen, 50, outlined his monthly expenses, revealing that he's gone from once making $613,000 per month to currently averaging $87,384 per month."
After admitting to the huge decrease in the star's income, Sheen also shared that a large sum of that monthly income must go to pay medical bills that his insurance does not cover. Charlie Sheen announced late last year that he is HIV positive and shared that he has been the victim of extortion over the diagnosis, which cost him a great deal of money. The star finally fessed up to his condition to stop the extortion.
The publication shares the details relayed by Sheen to Matt Lauer in a raw interview about his situation.
"In an interview announcing that he was HIV-positive, Sheen also told Matt Lauer that he was extorted for $10 million by people threatening to make his diagnosis public. He also added in the documents that he spends about $25,000 per month on medical costs not covered by insurance."
While making an appearance on The Dr. Oz Show, Sheen was also open about his changed situation over the past six years. The discussion also veered to the hostile relationship Sheen and ex Denise Richards have due to the fallout from their divorce and support issues.
"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."
The documents filed for the case with Richards are identical to those filed against his other ex, Brooke Mueller, TMZ reports.
"Charlie's filed docs that are almost identical to what he filed nearly 2 weeks ago. Just like Brooke, he says he's been paying $55k per month to Denise. She's been getting that amount since 2009, but now it's too much for him to handle because 'my income has drastically declined.' As he did in the Brooke filing... Charlie lays out his financial hardships -- selling off his "Two and a Half Men" rights and mounting health care expenses."
Charlie and Denise Richard's situation became even messier earlier this year when the actress claimed that Sheen had threatened to kill their daughter Lola. In a lawsuit against Sheen, Richards claims that Charlie uttered a threat to their 10-year-old daughter and spoke foul words about her mother.
The $1.2 million lawsuit against Sheen states that the troubled actor said, "I'm going to kill you and I'm going to kill your mom."
During the TV appearance on The Dr. Oz Show, as the Daily Mail reminds, Sheen fervently denied that he ever said those words and was adamant that he would never threaten any of his children or their mother.
"I would never speak about any of my children like that ever, and I would never threaten their mom. That's not who I am. I wouldn't do that."
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