charlie sheen meets 57 years in a present that has him working to return to television. The actor, who was the highest paid on the small screen in his golden age, is away from filming due to past scandals, while fighting for erase his dark history related to drugs and allegations of sexual abuse.
The Serie Two and Half Men it was the biggest success you can show on your resume. He precisely played Charlie Harper, a character that was characterized by having a profile too similar to his in real life: a small-time musician addicted to alcohol, sex and gambling who became a millionaire as a jingle composer.
But in 2011 charlie sheen he underwent a rehabilitation program and to this was added the public criticism he made against Chuck Lorre, the creator and executive producer of the series, for which Warner Bros. fired him: they terminated the contract on March 7 of that year and his replacement was Ashton Kutcher, who joined to accompany Jon Cryer and Angus T. Young.
However, his problems began before and that led to his success later being overshadowed by having a long black list of charges against him: accusations of sexual abuse and complaints related to non-payment of child support payments.
Charlie Sheen’s Dark Past
Charlie Sheen was born in New York on September 3, 1965 as Carlos Irwin Estevez, and decided to take the artistic surname of his father, Martin Sheen, which his brother Emilio Estévez did not do.
The problems appeared from his adolescence: he was expelled from a school, he was arrested for possession of drugs and he had a case for credit card fraud. Then, being in the entertainment world, his scandals took on another dimension.
In 1990, his girlfriend Kelly Preston, wife for decades of John Travolta, suffered a gunshot wound to the arm and generated all kinds of speculation. According to the version of both, she lifted a pair of pants in the bathroom and a 22-caliber revolver fell out of her back pocket, which went off when it hit the floor. But this episode was joined by other cases of occasional couples who They denounced him for some kind of violence. Nevertheless, the actor always said that they did it to blackmail him.
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As early as 1995, he testified at the trial of Heidi Fleisswhere it was revealed that he had spent $50,000 worth of prostitutes in 14 months. Even Jason Itzler, owner of an escort service, testified three years later that Sheen paid $20,000 for two prostitutes, one of whom was Ashley Dupreof the prostitution scandal of Elliot Spitzer. Faced with this situation, Sheen denied all the accusations.
To this was added that he was arrested by the Colorado authorities for a complaint of domestic abuse while he was at his Aspen residence. In 2009, at his marriage to Brooke Mullerthere was a complaint of gender violence with a knife in between. That and other scandals in the couple led to the Muller hospitalization to rehabilitate for addictions.
In addition, in 2015, he told in the first person that he has HIV -having knowledge of his illness since 2011- and assumed in an interview on the program The Today Show who had given himself over to addictions to “cover their fears and pains”. “Alcohol and drugs were the only tools I found to not think and that only made it worse,” she confessed.
In previous interviews, he had admitted that he wasted almost his entire fortune on nights out (He paid $130,000 in one day). That led him to consume his assets and sell his properties to pay off debts. In fact, in 2018, he asked that the support expenses of his four children be reduced by filing for bankruptcy. “financial crisis”.
Also, he has an accusation of Corey Feldmann by sexual abuse. Sheen flatly denied the statements against him related to Feldman, who recounted the alleged sexual abuse suffered by him and Corey Ham when they were child actors in the 1980s.
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According to Sheen himself, he feels that he was put on a kind of blacklist because of his past and that is why no one hires him in Hollywood.