Gloria Allred: Charlie Sheen's alleged threats merit criminal investigation
Sheen in 1996 pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of battery with serious bodily injury after he was accused of of knocking his then-girlfriend Brittany Ashland to the floor. Allred represented Ashland and sees a pattern in Sheen's behavior.
"This is the same individual making threats who attacked her before," Allred said. "There is enough here. [Police] should be proactive in a situation like this."
Sheen's behavior was back in the news this week after his estranged wife made a series of allegations against him in her request for a restraining order. A judge granted Brooke Mueller's request for temporary restraining order against Sheen, who has pleaded no contest twice on domestic violence charges. But LAPD officials said they've determined that they can launch a probe only if Mueller files a complaint, which as of Friday she has not.
Allred said an exception should be made in this case. "This is a public safety matter because he could endanger others, including the police officers who respond to a domestic violence call," she said.
The restraining order issued by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Hank Goldberg on Tuesday came after Mueller, in her application for the order, accused the actor of being "insane." Mueller alleged 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!" In a text, he talked about killing his manager.
Mueller's attorney did not return calls seeking comment Friday. Sheen's attorney declined to comment. The actor has said he does not hit women.
Mueller said in the declaration she filed with the court that in October 2009, Sheen "knocked me to the floor, causing me to hit my head on the corner of a couch. I was knocked unconscious and required medical attention," including a CT scan.
Photos, from top: Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller (credit: Associated Press); Gloria Allred. (credit: Los Angeles Times).