Charlie Sheen Sues Porn Actress Capri Anderson for Extortion

Charlie Sheen sues porn actress Capri Anderson for extortion.

ByABC News
November 21, 2010, 11:48 AM

Nov. 22, 2010— -- Charlie Sheen is suing the porn actress who was with him on the night he damaged a room at New York City's Plaza Hotel for extortion, ABC News learned late Monday.

The suit claims that actress Capri Anderson asked for $1 million to keep her story out of the press. It also claims Anderson stole a $165,000 watch from Sheen's hotel room.

Anderson was not immediately available for comment on the suit.

Anderson, who was found in Sheen's hotel bedroom when police responded to a call about a disorderly man in the hotel last month, filed a complaint against the actor today with the New York Police Department after detailing her experience to ABC News.

Anderson told ABC News in her first interview that she was hired that night for $3,500 to escort Sheen to dinner, but that the night quickly turned violent in a room at The Plaza Hotel in New York. Sheen, she said, threatened to kill her and called her a "whore."

"I never expected the night would unfold the way it did," she told "Good Morning America" today in an exclusive interview.

"He definitely was growing more intense as the night grew and went on. It's hard to say being that it was my first time hanging out with him if it was normal of his everyday behavior or not," Anderson said. "He seemed like a very egotistical person."

Anderson's police complaint accused Sheen of harassment in the second degree, an alleged violation that is less serious than a misdemeanor or a felony, police said.

If the Manhattan district attorney decides to prosecute the case and Sheen is found guilty, the actor could face a maximum of 15 days in jail, though offenders often receive a conditional discharge with an order of protection for the victim.

The day after the incident, which ended with police storming the room and taking Sheen to the hospital for a psychiatric evaluation, Anderson was contacted by the actor via text message, Anderson told "Nightline" in a separate interview, and offered $20,000 for her silence.

"Just to not talk to anybody about it and go about my business," she said.

"He apologized for his behavior and for the entire evening, I guess," she said. "The apology was very simple."

Anderson said she texted Sheen back about the damage to her expensive purse.

"I was shocked and upset that he would even approach me again," she said on "GMA."

Sheen's attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment on this allegation or Anderson's announcement that she would be filing a complaint.