Charlie Sheen Sues Porn Actress Capri Anderson for Extortion

Charlie Sheen sues porn actress Capri Anderson for extortion.

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.

Capri Anderson on Sheen's Behavior: 'He Started Throwing Things'

Anderson said she spent most of the dinner on Oct. 25 speaking with Sheen's ex-wife, Denise Richards. After Richards left the dinner and the rest of the group -- Anderson and Sheen included -- went out for drinks, Anderson said she was asked by a friend of Sheen's' to escort him to his hotel room and make sure he stayed there.

"At this point he was fairly intoxicated," she said.

"I was sitting on the edge of a coffee table and he was serving us both drinks and he was snorting something," Anderson said, adding that she doesn't know what he was using, but that it was a "white powdery substance."

"There was a little bit of romance, if you will," she said. "In the moment a lot happened."

But with her dress removed, Anderson, who admitted she was in the room willingly, said things took a turn for the worse.

"When I became really uncomfortable is when he put his hands around my neck," she said.

Anderson said Sheen became incensed when she begged for him to release her.

"He started throwing things. He threw a lamp. That was the first thing he picked up," Anderson said, her voice cracking. "And he threw it across the room at me."

"When he started throwing things at me I became shocked, scared," Anderson said.

Charlie Sheen's lawyer Yale Galanter responded to Anderson's allegations Sunday night in a statement to ABC News.

"Ms. Capri never made any allegation of wrongful conduct on the part of Mr. Sheen the night of the incident. She has posted on her website that she was 'fine' after the incident but if you wanted to see more of her enter the web site for money," Galanter said. "We will defend this lawsuit vigorously and will never pay her a dime. These allegations against Mr. Sheen are completely false, and are a blatant attempt to cash in on his celebrity."

Anderson's lawyer, Keith Davidson, told "Good Morning America" that he could not confirm or deny that he or anyone from Anderson's team had been in contact with Sheen's camp about a possible settlement.

A civil suit against sheen is also expected to be filed today in Los Angeles Superior Court.

Anderson told "Nightline" that she feared for her life.

"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 said to Ashleigh Banfield in the "Nightline" interview, adding that "towards the latter half of the night, it got really bad. He started yelling racial slurs."

"He threw the lamp against the wall in my direction … And once the lamp flew, it was like there was just stuff coming from every angle. He was just -- anything he could pick up, he was trashing the place," she said.

Photos obtained by TMZ show a rumpled bed and strewn chairs. One of the chair legs appears to be broken.

Sheen's Lawyer: We 'Will Never Pay Her a Dime'

When police officers arrived at the famed luxury hotel, they found Anderson locked in the bathroom of Sheen's suite. Police said the room had been trashed. Sheen was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital for a psychiatric evaluation.

"He was calling me a whore a lot. And he was yelling things like, you F-ing bitch. If you don't come out here, I'm going to kill you. If I get in there, you're going to be sorry. If I get in there, you ... whore, you whore, whore. Like he just keep screaming and slamming on the door," she said.

Anderson also tells "Nightline" that she did not know Sheen's children were on the same floor in the hotel.

"How did you feel when you saw that?" asked Banfield.

"Kind of like same feelings, like is this guy a joke, is he kidding me?" Anderson said. "And, you know, just I entertain the thought, you know, but knew ultimately it wasn't the right decision."

Anderson told "Good Morning America" she was never paid the $3,500 she was promised for attending the dinner with Sheen.

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ABC News' Michael S. James contributed to this report.