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Charlie Sheen's ex Brooke Mueller to get her child-support money straight from his Warner's paycheck

June 28, 2011 |  7:17 pm

Charlie Sheen's wages to be garnished at Brooke Mueller's request

Charlie Sheen will see $55,000 a month knocked off checks he receives from Warner Bros. Television, now that a judge has ordered the studio to send the former "Two and a Half Men" star's child-support money directly to ex-wife Brooke Mueller.

Mueller's request to have Sheen's paychecks garnished was granted Friday by L.A. Superior Court Judge Hank Goldberg. The couple, whose divorce was finalized May 2, have twin boys together. Sheen pays child support to Mueller on behalf of the boys as well as to Denise Richards on behalf of their two daughters.

Sources told TMZ that Mueller had requested the change so she'd be protected if Sheen, who once earned about $1.8 million per "Men" episode and lived a lifestyle to match, were to run low on cash.

The actor, who went on tour with a live stage show after losing his sitcom job, could have another TV gig in the works, if Radar Online's report about an alleged bidding war with TBS in the lead holds true. That would be good good news for Sheen, whose Charlie Harper character appears headed toward a rather permanent death once "Two and a Half Men" comes back this fall.

One idea being floated: Charlie Harper dies when his car goes off a cliff. Sound familiar?


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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Photo: Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller in 2008. Credit: Kevork Djansezian / Associated Press