Brooke Mueller wants restraining order against Charlie Sheen changed [Update]
Brooke Mueller, who called 911 on Charlie Sheen on Christmas morning, is trying to get the restraining order against her husband modified so the two can work things out, TMZ reports.
Despite rumors of divorce talk, Brooke's lawyer Yale Galanter told E! News that she and Sheen "absolutely want to stay together." Sheen's attorney Richard Cummins confirmed that the actor was on board as well.
[Updated at 6:39 p.m.: The prosecutor in the case intends to fight the requests from both sides to dismiss the protective order, OK! Magazine reports. "We always oppose lifting the protection order," Chief Deputy Dist. Atty. Arnold Mordkin told the magazine, bringing particular attention in this instance to the bans against using alcohol or drugs or possessing a firearm.]
Galanter rejected reports that Brooke tried to retract or alter her original statement to the police. "That never happened. She never recanted, and she never changed her story." He said she "soft-pedaled" her story to a female officer hours after the 911 call, Entertainment Tonight reports.
Regarding the couple's twin 9-month-old boys, HollywoodLife.com says L.A. County is investigating their welfare. A Department of Children and Family Services spokesman didn't comment, citing privacy concerns. A similar department in the Aspen, Colo., area is also aware of the Christmas Day incident, TMZ reports.
... under Colorado law, certain measures kick in after bail has been posted that, among other restrictions, prevent the accused from contacting the victim.
After calling 911 on Friday, Brooke told police that Charlie threatened her during an argument that started when she said she wanted a divorce, according to an arrest warrant affidavit. He told police that they'd slapped each other and that he snapped two pairs of her eyeglasses in front of her, but he denied threatening her with a knife.
And if Galanter's name sounds familiar, it's probably because his client roster has included O.J. Simpson.
-- Christie D'Zurilla
Photo: Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller arrive at the 59th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in L.A. on Sept. 16, 2007 -- because we were tired of the shots of them arriving at the 61st Emmys in 2009. Credit: Kevork Djansezian / Associated Press
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