American actor Charlie Sheen is a very wealthy man. Rumour has it that before he was fired (or did he quit?) from Two and a Half Men, the popular CBS sitcom, he earned $1.8 million dollars per episode.
Nice work if you can get it.
Not a stranger to the justice system, Charlie has had his share of legal encounters including court appearances for drug offences, criminal mischief, multiple divorces, and spousal assault.
This week however, he was in court supporting a temporary custody order in favour of ex-wife #2, Denise Richards, who as a result of ex-wife #3, Brooke Mueller’s substance abuse problem, is now caring for Sheen and Mueller’s four-year-old twins while Mueller dries out at the Betty Ford Clinic in Palm Springs.
Sheen’s counsel argued that Ms. Mueller’s application to have the twins cared for by her brother while she is in rehab, rather than Ms. Richards, is a crass ploy to continue to receive $55,000 a month in child support, money he says she needs to support herself.
Reportedly, Ms. Mueller’s counsel’s rebuttal is that Denise Richards wants the extra $55,000 to add to the $55,000 she receives from Charlie Sheen for their two children.
Nonsense says Sheen, who confirmed that Ms. Richards has not requested a penny to step in to assist with the twins.
Apparently Mr. Sheen’s position prevailed, as the Court confirmed the young boys will remain with Denise Richards.
Sheen released a statement shortly after his children were taken from Mueller’s home.
“Charlie supports the actions of the Department of Children and Family Services,” a representative for the Sheen told the News. “He knows Max and Bob are safe and in a stable, loving environment with Denise and the boys’ sisters. Charlie will fully cooperate and fully participate in all proceedings.”
A complicated family, no doubt, but tell me…How does one spend $55,000 a month on two four-year-olds?
Lawdiva aka Georgialee Lang