Brooke Mueller lit the fuse -- and Charlie Sheen's exploded.
In a candid and no-holds-barred interview with RadarOnline.com’s Senior Executive Editor Dylan Howard, in the hour after authorities took his 23-month-old twin sons Max and Bob out of his care, the embattled Two and a Half Men star denied he made a death threat to Mueller, blasted her parenting skills, called her a “traitor” and declared that “she must be banished”.
"Tiger blood will drip from my veins in my quest," Sheen told RadarOnline.com while sitting at his dining room table, adding: "Defeat is not an option."
"She is an absolute traitor and she must be banished," he said, noting that when he’s done exposing Mueller's supposed treacherous ways, "She will be living under a bridge, toothless and confused.”
Sheen, 45, summarized Tuesday night's dramatic events as "just a cheap ploy by a cheap person" and called the court order "retarded, frickin' gibberish... it's Brooke up to her old predictable, transparent lunacy.”
Sheen, who’s been on police ride-alongs to prepare for past roles, said authorities followed an unusual protocol when removing the children from his care, noting they were extremely nervous, didn’t present their badges in a timely manner and didn’t even have car seats for the tots until Sheen and his entourage provided them.
“It didn’t feel that official,” he said.
"If people thought I created a s--- storm by my focus and my resolves to go after CBS, Chuck Lorre, Les Moonves, all of them -- if they thought that was radical, they haven't seen anything yet.
"You come into my house and take my children away... there's a storm coming -- and its me!"
Sheen said his bad blood with Mueller, 33, stems from a series of events that unfolded the past week, in which her continual abuse of hard drugs such as crack and cocaine caused him to send her home early from a Bahamian vacation she went on along with the twins and Charlie's "Goddesses," porn star Bree Olson (Rachel Oberlin) and designer Natalie Kenly.
"I told her she was out, she can't be a part of the team -- can't be part of the winning team," Sheen said.
He said this incident was "a reminder of why I extracted her from my life in the first place, via divorce."
Sheen ripped Mueller's parenting skills, saying she'd leave the child-raising to the nannies, as “she'll roll the twins out for a photo op, but knows nothing about child care."
While Sheen was not represented in court Tuesday, Judge Hank M. Goldberg stripped him of custody and issued a restraining order, preventing the star from communicating with Mueller or getting within 100 yards of her or the kids.
"I am very concerned that Sheen is currently insane," Mueller stated in the filing.
"I am in great fear that he will find me and attack me and I am in great fear for the children's safety while in his care."
The TV star said he's dumbfounded Mueller -- with a severe drug addiction and neglectful parenting style, he claimed -- was able to convince authorities the kids are better off in her care.
In court documents filed Tuesday, Mueller, 33, alleged that Sheen took Bob and Max from her residence without her permission on February 26 and has withheld them from her since then. When she tried to get them back, Mueller said Sheen threatened her, "I will cut your head off, put it in a box and send it to your mom,” as well as punching her in the arm, spitting on her feet and threatening “to stab my eye with a pen knife."
Sheen denied all of the accusations, saying, "I guess she's been around me long enough to develop some acting skills."
Sheen said that Mueller's taken their battle "to a level she will regret," as he's determined to pool his considerable resources to regain custody of his young sons.
A calm Sheen, who didn't raise his voice once during the chat, said he was savoring the despair he felt in the moment, as he was ready to make his next move.