Charlie Sheen Claims Plaza Hotel Rampage Is 'Overblown'

Charlie Sheen texts RadarOnline to say Plaza Hotel rampage reports are false.

October 27, 2010, 3:57 AM

Oct. 27, 2010 — -- Charlie Sheen may have just trashed a hotel room and undergone a psychiatric evaluation, but in his book, everything's A-OK.

In a text message to, the "Two and a Half Men" star claimed he's "fine" and whatever happened early Tuesday morning at his suite in New York City's Plaza Hotel was "overblown."

"Oh my man, I'm fine," he told's senior executive editor Dylan Howard via text message Tuesday night. "The story is totally overblown and overplayed as far as the reality of the scenario."

According to Radar, Sheen texted Howard shortly after arriving home in Los Angeles. Multiple reports claim Sheen was on a cocaine and alcohol binge before his Tuesday morning hospitalization and will be heading back to rehab shortly. Sheen's publicist refused to confirm those reports, telling, "I do not comment on speculation."

What's fact: The oft-troubled actor, still on probation for pleading guilty to misdemeanor assault against his wife, voluntarily submitted to a psychiatric evaluation shortly after police found his room at the famed Plaza Hotel trashed early Tuesday morning. His ex-wife, Denise Richards, who was staying in another room at the hotel, came with him to the hospital.

"There was a call by Plaza Hotel security about a disorderly man in a room," New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said Tuesday.

Sheen was found drunk and screaming that he thought he'd lost his wallet, sources said. An unidentified woman found in his room had reportedly accompanied Sheen and Richards to an expensive dinner hours before, according to the sources.

Sheen's publicist offered a much different version of what led the actor to the hospital, saying that "Charlie had an adverse allergic reaction to some medication."

But does an allergic reaction usually prompt a rampage? has obtained photos from the hotel that showed Sheen's room in disarray with a rumpled bed and what appears to be a broken chair. Sheen has reportedly offered to pay for $7,000 worth of damage to the hotel room.

There have been no charges filed against the actor for the Plaza incident, and representatives from the hotel did not immediately respond to's requests for comment.

Despite his troubles, Sheen is still the highest paid actor on television.

"The public still seems to like Charlie Sheen, and it hasn't caught up with him," publicist Howard Bragman told "Good Morning America" today. "We've seen it so many times that we hardly get fazed when something happens to Charlie Sheen."

But attorney Gloria Allred accused authorities of pandering to Sheen's Hollywood status instead of punishing his bad-boy behavior.

"The court system has not treated him and given him the serious consequences he deserves, given his conduct," she told "Good Morning America," pointing to his sentence of probation after admitting he assaulted Mueller.

"I think Charlie sheen got a sentence in a theater of the absurd," she said. "He should have gone to jail."

CBS, which airs "Two and a Half Men," has yet to comment on the Plaza Hotel incident, but Bragman said Sheen is likely getting pressure from network brass to get himself under control.

Denise Richards Accompanied Charlie Sheen to Hospital After Plaza Incident

Tuesday night, Richards, the mother of two of Sheen's daughters, who were staying with her at the Plaza, told Joy Behar that she knew the details of what happened in his hotel room but declined to disclose them.

Richards said during an interview on "The Joy Behar Show" that she "did help him at the hospital" after the incident but did not want to say what she knew out of concern for her relationship with Sheen and the welfare of their daughters, Sam, 6, and Lola, 5.

"They're at an age when they can start to understand," Richards told Behar. "They have no idea what went on and ... our stuff happened when they were much younger, which I'm so grateful for. We're in an amazing place. We've been getting along great for the last year, year and a half.

"As far as that situation, I'm trying to protect the girls from it as much as possible," Richards said.

"I'd rather leave that for Charlie to discuss," she added. "I do know what happened."

Sheen is about a week away from completing his probation stemming from his 2009 assault on his wife, Brooke Mueller, in which he allegedly threatened her with a knife. The Aspen District Attorney's office told that it's aware of the Plaza Hotel incident but won't take any action unless it receives facts showing that Sheen violated his probation.

In July, Sheen took time off from his hit television show voluntarily to enter a rehab facility -- for the third time in his career -- "as a preventive measure," according to his publicist.

At Sheen's sentencing in August, his attorney, Yale Galanter, said the actor had already spent 93 days at the Promises rehabilitation facility this year, and the center could choose to credit that time toward his sentence.

"Credit for time served is absolutely on the table," Galanter said. "How much credit he gets is up to Promises."

Galanter also said that Sheen and Mueller had been sober for months.

Substance abuse and anger issues aren't Sheen's only woes. Twice this year, cars stolen from his Hollywood Hills home have been found crashed and abandoned in a ravine.

ABC News' Rich Esposito and Sarah Netter contributed to this report.

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