Charlie Sheen’s domestic violence case ended last week when he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge and now, the police report filed after officers responded to the Christmas day call that set the case in motion has been made public.
The 15-page document includes interviews with Sheen; his wife, Brooke Mueller; Mueller’s mother and stepfather; and Sheen’s sobriety coach. Sheen has yet to publicly address what happened that night in Aspen, Colo., but the police report does address some questions and rumors that came to light during the seven-plus months it took to settle the case. Read the full report here.
Was there a weapon? When officers arrived on the scene, Sheen (who in the report is referred to by his birth name, Carlos Irwin Estevez) reportedly “had a knife,” according to the report. Police found no weapons in an initial search of the actor but later found a knife in a travel bag upstairs.
What started the argument? According to the report, Sheen said that he and Mueller began to fight when she became jealous over a song he shared with a daughter he had with another woman. The song “Drops of Jupiter” by Train caused Mueller to say, “You have a song you share with your daughter but not one with me,” according to the report. From there, things escalated.
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Did Sheen attempt to strangle Mueller? Mueller claimed that Sheen put a knife to her throat and threatened, “You better be in fear. If you tell anybody, I'll kill you. Your mother's money means nothing, I have ex-police I can hire who know how to get the job done and they won't leave any trace." One officer observed that Mueller “had red marks on the upper part of her neck. These marks appeared consistent with a strangulation attempt,” according to the report. Mueller said she “felt for the first time in my life that I was going to die.” Sheen denied that he threatened Mueller with a knife or tried to strangle her.
Did Sheen physically abuse Mueller before? Mueller showed police bruises from an incident that took place in California and told police that Sheen had “shaken her in the past, thrown her like a rag doll, giving her whiplash as she was being thrown and inflicted neurological damage.” Sheen’s side of the story: He told police that two months prior to the Christmas call, in California, Mueller accused him of “sleeping with prostitutes,” and he denied it and it escalated into a “huge fight.” And when Mueller tried to leave the argument, “he grabbed her by the wrist, causing her to fall to the ground,” reads the report. “Estevez added that Mueller hit the back of her head on a piece of furniture as she fell to the ground. Estevez stated that Mueller was injured when her head contacted the furniture ... Estevez added that the Mueller's injury was not intentional, adding that she accidentally hit her head as he was trying to restrain her.”
Were Sheen and Mueller intoxicated? Mueller’s sobriety coach, Kathleen Marie Conway, was staying with the couple when the incident(s) took place. She demanded police give them each a “portable breath test.” Sheen and Mueller consented to the test; Sheen’s breath alcohol level was .049 and Mueller’s was .132.
Sheen on Aug. 2 pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor third-degree assault charge (felony menacing and criminal mischief charges were dropped). Sheen issued the following statement via his publicist that day: "I'm very grateful to the court and to the people of Pitkin County. I look forward to complying with the court's decision, getting on with my life and putting this behind me."
A rep for Sheen added that the allegations in the police report "were just allegations, and they could never be proven." Also, Mueller recanted much of her story, and "at the end of they day, they had no case."
‘Burn Notice’ star on her 10th Emmy nom
Sharon Gless’ Emmy nod for her work in “Burn Notice” brings her Emmy nomination tally to 10, so it’s no surprise that she’s developed a strategy for being less nervous when the night of the actual awards show is upon her. However, it took three failed attempts at the statue to get there.
"The first three years (I was nominated) I lost,” she said. “The fourth year someone gave me a crystal to carry in my purse, and I won! I carried it the next year and I won again."
That’s not to say she's superstitious. Gless brings the crystal every year and sometimes loses despite holding it, but she said the crystal makes her less nervous when the cameras are in her face. (In fact, the crystal is peaking out from her hand in a Los Angeles Times picture, taken when she won her first Emmy for her work on “Cagney & Lacey.”)
The actress is thrilled that “Burn Notice,” currently the highest-rated show on cable, is finally getting some consideration. "If I win it it’s going to sit on the craft service table (for everyone)," she said.
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