Charlie Sheen Domestic Violence Case Stirs Controversy Over Taxpayer's Dollars Used For Prosecution

Feb. 23 2010, Published 4:15 a.m. ET

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The prosecution of Charlie Sheen on domestic violence charges has stirred controversy in Colorado, with some locals claiming it’s a waste of taxpayer’s money.

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That’s caused the court advocate of Colorado’s battered women and sexual assault group Response to make a public stand about the Sheen case and its importance, ramping up the level of controversy that spread from Aspen to Los Angeles and beyond.

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Response’s Jill Gruenberg wrote a letter that appears in Tuesday's Aspen Times newspaper defending the need to prosecute Sheen and other similar domestic abuse cases.

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Gruenberg, whose Response group counseled Mueller following her alleged Christmas Day assault penned the letter after some locals questioned the validity of the Sheen/Mueller case by comparing it to other less prominent local ones.

Gruenberg told Radar “I don’t want to talk about specific cases but I defend my letter to the newspaper if you read it you will understand why I wrote it.”

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The Two And a Half Men star was charged with a felony menacing misdemeanor and misdemeanor charges of third degree assault and criminal mischief.


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