Charlie Sheen Arrested on Domestic Violence Charges
Charlie Sheen was arrested in Aspen, Colorado, on domestic violence charges involving his third wife, Brooke Mueller Sheen. The Los Angeles Times reports that police had responded to 911 call early Christmas morning. Charlie had gone to Aspen to spend Christmas with Brooke, who had rented a home in Colorado for about three months while Charlie stayed in Los Angeles. Charlie told police that Brooke was the aggressor in the incident. Police say Brooke was not hospitalized.
Charlie was released from Pitkin County Jail around 7 p.m. Friday after posting an $8,500 bond, according to a spokeswoman with the Aspen Police Department. He is scheduled to appear at the Pitkin County Courthouse on Feb. 8, 2010.
His release carries “standard domestic violence bond conditions,” which in Colorado includes no contact with the victim, among other things. Arrest on any subsequent criminal offense would be seen as a bail violation, and violation of the conditions of the bond may be deemed contempt of court and could lead to a fine or jail time.
The well-paid comedy star is no stranger to, well, drama. He’s spent time in rehab, and has been accused of spending tens of thousands of dollars on call girls. Charlie and his second wife, actress Denise Richards, split in 2006, and an ugly, accusation-laden custody battle went on for years afterward. He also once accidentally shot his fiance Kelly Preston in the arm. Yeesh!