It probably isn’t super surprising to hear that I can’t stand Charlie Sheen. The fact that Two and a Half Men exists makes me believe that none of us deserve nice things. I think he’s a jackass and an abusive, egomaniacal coward. So while I can’t feel all that sad for him about his very public meltdown (clearly he is BI-WINNING), I’m a little disturbed that his pattern of violence against women never got him booted from any of his projects.
Don’t get me wrong: I’m glad his anti-Semitism finally got him canned (because contrary to a lot of the reports, it was his emphasis on the Jewish-sounding name of the Two and a Half Men creator that was so offensive, not just the fact that Sheen insulted his boss). But…
In addition to wreaking all manner of havoc on himself with drugs and alcohol that has put him in the hospital and the show on hiatus, Mr. Sheen has done a lot of damage to the people around him, women in particular.
In 2006, his wife at the time, Denise Richards, filed a restraining order, charging that Mr. Sheen had pushed her down, thrown chairs at her and threatened to kill her in person and on the phone. The couple eventually divorced.
Mr. Sheen then had a series of very public relationships with sex film stars, which is certainly his prerogative — talent is as talent does — but he also continued to exhibit a pattern of violence toward women.
Mr. Sheen was charged with a felony for an incident on Christmas Day in 2009 in which he threatened to kill his wife, Brooke Mueller, while holding a knife to her throat. According to the police report, Mr. Sheen “started to strangle Mueller then he pulled out a knife he always carries on his person and held the knife to Mueller’s neck and threatened, ‘You better be in fear. If you tell anybody I’ll kill you.’ ”
Last fall, Mr. Sheen went on a rampage in the Plaza Hotel in New York. A hired escort who had locked herself in the bathroom claimed he had put his hands around her neck and threatened her while his former wife Ms. Richards and his children slept down the hall.
Yeah. When Mel Gibson is calling you to offer his support because you’re such a damn mess, it’s time to re-examine your life. And despite the obvious… troubles… he’s going through, it’s shameful that we’re so willing to look the other way while he abuses women.
Also? I know it’s wrong to inject humor into a post like this, but: Charlie Sheen on Charlie Sheen’s favorite drug:
“It’s called Charlie Sheen,” said one of the highest paid actors in television. “It’s not available because if you try it once you will die. Your face will melt off and your children will weep over your exploded body.”
God bless him. Whoever has him in their Celebrity Death Pool is going to be coming up roses pretty soon.