Charlie Sheen’s make-your-head-spin media tour has now triggered a fierce denunciation of the star’s claims by one of Hollywood’s top attorneys.
The Two and a Half Men star said on CNN Monday night that he has never hit a woman and described an encounter years ago with Brittany Ashland as a situation where he was trying to restrain her when she attacked him with a small fork.
Now, Gloria Allred, in a statement released exclusively to RadarOnline.com, calls Sheen’s comments “revolting and despicable” and says he is trying to blame the victim for his crime.
Sheen also dismissed his Christmas, 2009 arrest on domestic violence charges against wife Brooke Mueller. He said, “...the scoreboard doesn't lie. The Aspen thing was thrown out. The judge was like, get this guy out of my county, he brings too much press with him.”
Responding to Sheen’s statement’s Allred released this statement exclusively to RadarOnline.com on Tuesday:
“Charlie Sheen, in his interview with Piers Morgan on CNN last night, failed to state that he was charged with one count of battery with serious injury of my client, Brittany Ashland, Penal Code Section 243(d). He entered a plea of no contest to that charge. No contest has the same effect as a guilty plea for his crime.
“For that conviction, he was sentenced on the count of battery with serious injury to one year jail time, which was suspended. In addition, he was sentenced to two years of probation, $1,200.00 fine, 300 hours of community service and eight counseling sessions.
“I find it revolting and despicable that Charlie Sheen who was convicted of a crime should now be attacking his victim and trying to blame her for his crime.
“Charlie Sheen should look in the mirror and if he is honest with himself he will see a man who was convicted of battering his girlfriend, Brittany Ashland in Malibu, California, and who was also convicted of the crime of assaulting his wife and the mother of his little children, Brooke Mueller, in Aspen, Colorado.
“While Charlie Sheen appears to be trying to persuade the public that he is a victim, he ignores the true facts that he is the one who has victimized others.“
When asked by Piers Morgan if he had ever hit a woman, Sheen responded: "I have not, no. No, women are not to be hit. They're to be hugged and caressed, you know?
"I'm sorry, there was an incident years ago, and everybody thought I hit her. I was trying to contain her. I had her arms and we both went to the ground... her initials are B.A.”
He then went on to describe the incident with Ashland as a case where she attacked him, a statement that prompted Allred to remind the public of the facts surrounding that case.