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Charlie Sheen's behavior cited in restraining order obtained by wife

March 2, 2011 |  8:33 am


Charlie Sheen's estranged wife obtained a temporary restraining order against the actor Tuesday, prompting her representative to collect the couple's children from Sheen's home.

Read the restraining order Law enforcement sources said Brooke Mueller got the order after presenting evidence about Sheen's behavior over the last few days. The Associated Press said she cited threats he allegedly made against her recently.

The Los Angeles Police Department monitored the exchange of the children Tuesday evening at Sheen's home along with a Mueller representative, who took the children. LAPD sources emphasized that officers did not take the children and that there was no report of the kids being endangered.

Tuesday night, Sheen tweeted: "My sons are fine... My path is now clear... Defeat is not an option...!"

But Wednesday, Sheen was interviewed on the "Today" show and said he didn't know where his children were. He said he'd received reports they might be in a hotel in Santa Monica but was not sure.

Addressing Mueller during the interview, he said: "Tell me where my sons are."

"At this moment on live television, I do not know where my children are, but I'm not panicking," he said.

In an interview with KTLA-TV Channel 5 on Wednesday morning, Sheen said he was aware of the court order but didn't realize until Tuesday night that it meant his wife would take the children. "I was told that a restraining order was being delivered and I thought, 'OK, I can deal with that,' and then it was revealed that it was something much more serious," Sheen said.

When asked by KTLA if he had a message for Mueller, Sheen's attorney, Mark Gross, stepped in. "This is a restraining order," Gross said. "Charlie's very hesitant to say anything to Brooke that could be misconstrued."

In recent days, Sheen has conducted a series of headline-grabbing interviews after CBS halted his show, "Two and a Half Men," for the remainder of the season. Speaking to ABC, CNN and other news and radio outlets, Sheen ranted about having "tiger blood" in his veins and called his bosses "knuckleheads" and "AA Nazis."

The 45-year-old actor has long had a reputation for reckless behavior. He allegedly threatened his second wife with a knife, has been to rehab and landed in a hospital emergency room in January.


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