Charlie Sheen won't deny that he had unprotected sex with two women after his HIV diagnosis. And while The National ENQUIRER and RadarOnline.com have reported the number is actually much higher, one of those admitted partners has come forward to reveal the details of their sexual relationship — and why she knowingly subjected herself to such a risk.
Amanda Bruce, a nurse who said she met Sheen through radio host Alex Jones and worked with Sheen's doctor, Dr. Robert Huizenga, said that she was in an exclusive relationship with the actor when they decided to stop using protection.
"We were boyfriend girlfriend for a long time," Bruce told Dr. Oz, and explained that she couldn't name the number of times they had sex but that she was "there every day."
"We were intimate," she said of her decision to engage in intercourse with the HIV-positive actor. "We weren't initially unprotected, but we became unprotected when we decided to be exclusive."
Bruce said that she was in love during their seven to eight month relationship.
"When you really love someone you want to get close to them. That was something I wanted to share with him," she said.
As a medical professional, Bruce told Dr. Oz that she was aware of the risks and felt that they were minimal enough to forgo protection.
"We talked a lot about it. He was very open with me initially about this. I think that's an important thing to note. We discussed at length exactly what he's done, tell the public about it and raise awareness. As a nurse I told him 'I don't mean to minimize what you're feeling.' It's not a death sentence these days."
Bruce became emotional when she recalled when Sheen revealed that he was HIV positive.
"We were in his bathroom and he just started to cry. He told me everything about it," she said. "When he was diagnosed and how long ago that was. It was really hard for him to have to say that. I think there's a lot of shame in that when there doesn't have to be. It was a pretty special moment between he and I. We cried together and it was sweet."