Charlie Sheen apologizes over Mayor Villaraigosa party comments
Actor Charlie Sheen issued an apology Tuesday about remarks he made about partying in Mexico with Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, saying he was sorry “if any of my words have been misconstrued.”
Sheen’s statement came hours after celebrity gossip website TMZ published his account of the opening-night party of a hotel and nightclub in Cabo San Lucas, where he claimed he hung out with Villaraigosa “for the better part of 2 hours.”
Sheen told the website he and Villaraigosa were in a hotel suite with “at least one porn star and several other hot women,” adding that the mayor “can drink with the best of 'em.”
Sheen spokesman Larry Solters would not clarify whether those claims were false. But he released a statement from Sheen that downplayed the extent of the actor’s interaction with the mayor.
“The mayor was visiting friends in San Jose del Cabo, who were at the opening of the El Ganzo hotel and bar where my share of the ownership is 100% committed to the Los Cabos Children’s Foundation,” Sheen said.
“Mayor Villaraigosa was gracious enough to take a photo with me while we are at the same event. The mayor spoke to many other people during the opening, as well as I did. I am a giant fan of the mayor’s, and apologize if any of my words have been misconstrued.”
Over the weekend, Villaraigosa denied partying with Sheen.
He told a local television news reporter that a photograph Sheen tweeted of the two of them was just a quick snapshot and said he had talked with Sheen for no more than three minutes.
When asked about Sheen’s comments to TMZ on Tuesday, Villaraigosa said he had no comment on the matter. A spokesman for the mayor said Villaraigosa was on vacation in Cabo San Lucas at the time but would not comment further.
-- Kate Linthicum
Caption: Screen grab from Charlie Sheen's Twitter page