Charlie Sheen’s fiancée Brooke Mueller is firing back at Denise Richards as Charlie and Denise’s heated custody battle rages on.
In her court filing earlier this week, Denise ripped Brooke and Charlie’s engagement, claiming Charlie’s daughters didn’t find out their dad was engaged until they heard the news on TV.
“That is 100 percent untrue. Denise begged us on a few (different) occasions not to tell the girls we were engaged,” Brooke told People magazine.
In the court documents obtained by Access Hollywood, Denise claims the couple’s recent engagement is all a publicity stunt, alleging Charlie and Brooke told her they “did it for the press … he wanted to get the cover of People and Us magazine.”
Denise’s filing also includes alleged e-mails from Brooke, where Charlie’s new fiancée appears to apologize for some of his behavior.
“I truly believe he is acting like this ... because he is upset about the engagement ... Please don’t take anything he said personally. He’s just hurt and reacting with anger,” the alleged e-mail from Brooke states.
However, Brooke maintains her words may have been taken out of context.
“It’s a shame that Denise conveniently edited my e-mail correspondence to serve her own interests,” Brooke told People. “She would be both mortified and embarrassed if I released any one of her 40 e-mails to me. But she knows my character and humanity and knows that I would never do such a thing.”
At the heart of Denise’s claims is her request for the court to revoke some of Charlie’s custody rights to the couple’s two girls — Lola and Sam.
In asking the court to take away his overnight privileges with his daughters, Denise cites claims of Charlie’s “inappropriate behavior ... and conduct,” including “his attraction to underage women and his sexual explicitness on the Internet, including revealing his private parts.”
In response, Sheen released the following statement to Access Hollywood:
“Clearly the mother of my children has no interest in responsible co-parenting when it comes to my relationship with our girls. She behaves as though she OWNS our children. She does not. A day of legal reckoning for her is fast approaching. The truth will prevail. It always does.”
Brooke also admonished Denise for making such sordid allegations.
“Denise’s claims are laughable at best,” she added to People. “How would she know? She hasn’t lived with Charlie for over two years. But this is a battle we will fight in court, not in the press.”