Charlie Sheen case: Despite new threat allegations, LAPD not investigating actor's behavior
Despite new allegations that Charlie Sheen threatened his estranged wife, Brooke Mueller, law-enforcement officials have not launched a criminal investigation of the actor at this time.
A judge has issued a temporary restraining order stripping the "Two and a Half Men" star of contact with his two youngest children and barring him from coming within 100 yards of Mueller.
Mueller claimed in court papers that Sheen repeatedly threatened to kill her, including Sunday night when he told her, "I will cut your head off, put it in a box and send it to your mom!" She claims the actor discussed using child-support money to "knock off" enemies and that he threatened to stab her in the eye with a pen knife.
The LAPD went to Sheen's home Tuesday night to supervise the transfer of the couple's children after the order was granted. But sources said they were not currently investigating Sheen's behavior. Mueller has not filed a police report, the sources said, and it appears some of the alleged behavior did not take place in Los Angeles.
In 2009, Mueller accused Sheen of threatening her with a knife at their home in Aspen. During their 2006 divorce, Sheen’s ex-wife, actress Denise Richards, alleged she too was verbally abused and shoved to the ground by the actor. Sheen pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of battery with serious bodily injury in a 1996 incident involving then-girlfriend Brittany Ashland.
In an interview with CNN’s Piers Morgan this week, Sheen denied he had ever hit a woman and said he was not on drugs or alcohol.
-- Richard Winton
Photo: Brooke Mueller and Charlie Sheen arrive at the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards in September. Credit: Chris Pizzello / Associated Press