Capri Anderson Speaks Out to ABC News

The woman at the center the Charlie Sheen controversy talks to ABC

ByABC News
November 21, 2010, 11:48 AM

Nov. 21, 2010— -- Capri Anderson, the woman who was found in actor Charlie Sheen's hotel room the morning of his arrest last month, will speak out for the first time on Monday, Nov. 22 to ABC News.

Co-anchor George Stephanopoulos will interview Anderson live on "Good Morning America" (7:00-9:00 a.m., ET) on Monday morning, and correspondent Ashleigh Banfield will interview her for "Nightline" (11:35pm ET/ PT) Monday night.

Anderson, an adult-film star, was embroiled in the controversy when police officers arrived at New York's famed Plaza Hotel and found her locked in the bathroom of Sheen's suite, which had been trashed. Sheen was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital for a psychiatric evaluation.

In the ABC News exclusive interviews, Anderson will explain how she was hired to escort Sheen to dinner that night and how the night progressed to a violent end behind the Plaza's closed doors.

"He was, from the beginning of the night, very loud and he had no hesitations when it came to using derogatory language or cuss words," she says in the "Nightline" interview, adding that "towards the latter half of the night, it got really bad. He started yelling racial slurs.

"But it wasn't until he put his hands around my neck that I really thought to myself, you have gotten yourself in a bad, bad situation."

Anderson goes on to say that she was locked in the bathroom, fearing for her life, describing her reactions to press reports about Sheen's children staying on the same hotel floor.

"I'm not going to stand down and be completely walked over, mistreated. My whole life has been changed." she said.

"I think that this story and this treatment sends a message in itself and this is clearly something that's not right. It's not right to hurt people. It's not right to scare people. It's not right to carry on with such disregard for the people around you."