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Charlie Sheen pleads not guilty, looks to 'clear his name'

March 15, 2010 |  2:56 pm

Sitcom star Charlie Sheen pleaded not guilty Monday to charges in connection with a domestic violence incident involving his wife, Brooke Mueller.

Sheen appeared in a Colorado courtroom to answer charges of felony menacing plus two misdemeanor counts after Mueller called 911 on Christmas Day and said the actor had threatened her at knife point. The trial is scheduled to start July 21.

"Charlie is looking forward for this opportunity to clear his name," Stan Rosenfield, Sheen's publicist, said in a statement. 

The impact on "Two and a Half Men," Sheen's No. 1-rated sitcom, is unclear. But if the trial goes ahead as scheduled, it would very likely affect filming for the eighth season, which under normal circumstances would be in full swing by August.

-- Scott Collins (follow me on Twitter @scottcollinsLAT)