Charlie Sheen has not had the easiest past few years.
Ever since the disclosure of his HIV-positive status, the actor has been actively involved in awareness campaigns for HIV patients by sharing intimate details of his experience, especially regarding the treatments he has experimented with and by debunking the claims of less-than-scrupulous doctors. However, things are not going easy for the actor.
Now, the Washington Post reports that Charlie Sheen appears to have been put on the radar by the Los Angeles Police Department, which confirmed that the actor is being investigated for allegedly abusing and threatening Scottine Ross, Charlie Sheen's ex-fiancée who is also known as "Brett Rossi."
Scottine Ross filed a lawsuit against Charlie Sheen in December claiming assault, emotional harassment, and false imprisonment. The ex-fiancée has accused Charlie Sheen of exposing her to HIV, assaulting her, and forcing her to get an abortion. Further allegations include Charlie Sheen allegedly going back on a settlement to pay her $1 million for hiding his HIV status.
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The complainant also stated that she endured domestic violence and death threats while staying with Charlie Sheen, and told police about several occasions when she says that Charlie Sheen threatened her with firearms.
Charlie Sheen declared himself HIV positive on the Today show and claimed that he was making people aware of his condition in order to put an end to the extortion attempts by Ross. Charlie Sheen claimed that his HIV infection has never caused harm to any of his sexual partners because he has always led with "condoms and honesty." However, there are media reports that seem to contradict Charlie Sheen's version of his feud with Scottine Ross.
The New York Daily News reports Radar Online has copies of recordings that allegedly prove that Charlie Sheen had threatened Ross over the phone. However, the publication has refused to share the audio with the police who are investigating the accusations. The New York Daily News further reported that Scottine Ross did not take the threatening as a joke and went to the police station to obtain an emergency protective order.
When asked why she didn't report the alleged abuse earlier, Ross replied that she decided not to take action when the abusive behavior started because she feared for her safety while staying with Charlie Sheen. The temporary restraining order was obtained without any notice to Charlie Sheen or his attorney, Martin Singer, who claimed that this was the first time that anybody had successfully obtained a temporary restraining order based solely on a story in a tabloid. Charlie Sheen's attorney labeled Scottine Ross an "extortionist" and said that his team it will put up a vigorous fight against her lawsuit. Charlie Sheen's legal team is confident that he will win in the legal case and he will also recover significant damages against Scottine Ross.
And during his times of distress, Charlie Sheen has found camaraderie amongst his former co-stars who would love to have him back into their lives. Yahoo Celebrity reported that Jon Cryer, his former Two and a Half Men co-star, opened up about his complicated relationship with Charlie Sheen on the Howard Stern Show.
Jon Cryer would love to be friends with completely different version of Charlie Sheen again https://t.co/HBkLL3mH9H pic.twitter.com/wROK9aNpqz
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When asked about Charlie Sheen's infamous 2011 public meltdown, Jon Cryer said that he had nothing to say about the events because he failed to understand why the Hot Shots star had started behaving so erratically. Eventually, Charlie Sheen was fired from the hit show for publicly speaking out against most of the cast and crew, including Jon Cryer. However, Jon revealed that Charlie did eventually apologize to him and that he had expressed regret over his public implosion. Despite all the drama, Jon confesses that he has no ill will towards Charlie Sheen and that he would love to team with him again.
However, since then, Jon Cryer has changed his tone slightly when it comes to comments about Charlie Sheen.
The Huffington Post reports that Cryer has compared Charlie Sheen to presidential hopeful Donald Trump in a more recent interview as part of his argument as to why Trump shouldn't be president.
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Speaking about Trump's tendency to say whatever comes to his mind, Cryer mentioned "a guy he worked with" (who he later identified as Charlie Sheen) who had the same tendencies and how it didn't work out.
"I worked with a guy who also, whenever he said whatever came to the top of his head, people loved it! And they loved it even more when he said horrible things. So there was an interesting overlap between Charlie and Donald Trump."
Using Charlie Sheen as an example of what not to do, Cryer went on to explain why Trump should never be President.
"Cause I saw somebody spectacularly flame out and ruin everything that was good in their lives by doing that. I don't want somebody else to ruin everybody else's lives by coming to power that way."
Fans of Two and a Half Men were shocked that the hit show crumbled so quickly after Charlie Sheen's very public meltdown and were largely saddened that the Sheen/Cryer duo, which had worked so beautifully throughout the run of the show, had broken down. Fans would surely love to see the former co-stars reunited.
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