Charlie Sheen: LAPD Investigate Possible Restraining Order Violation

Restraining order prohibits "Two and a Half Men" actor from having firearms.

ByABC News
March 11, 2011, 12:48 AM

March 11, 2011— -- Authorities found an antique gun at Charlie Sheen's California home late Thursday while investigating a possible violation of his temporary restraining order that prohibits the actor from having weapons.

"His Temporary Restraining Order states that: Restrained person cannot own, possess, have, buy, or try to buy, receive or try to receive, or in any other way get guns, other firearms or ammunition," Los Angeles Police Department spokeswoman Norma Eisenman said. "It came to the attention of the detectives that Mr. Sheen may have weapons in the home, and they are visiting him to make sure that he is abiding by the terms of his TRO."

On Twitter, Sheen tweeted: "all good here on homefront. all reports are false. I'll explain more very soon."

The embattled actor later followed up with another tweet: "the LAPD were AWESOME. Absolute pros! they can protect and serve this Warlock anytime!!! c."

Sheen is not allowed to have firearms or guns as part of the restraining order requested by estranged wife Brooke Mueller.

Stacy Ball, a police representative at the Van Nuys station, said officers found an antique gun.

Sheen was forced last week to give Mueller their twin boys, Bob and Max. Mueller reportedly sought sole custody of the children. She accused Sheen that he had threatened her.

But attorneys for Sheen and Mueller released a statement Thursday night that the couple have "reached an agreement that resolves their differences," the Associated Press reported.

Details of the arrangement were confidential according to the statement.

A hearing was previously scheduled for March 22.

Other Legal Troubles

"Two and a Half Men" creator Chuck Lorre's attorney Howard Weitzman responded today in a statement to a lawsuit filed by Charlie Sheen against Lorre and Warner Bros.

"The allegations in the complaint against Mr. Lorre are as recklessly false and unwarranted as Mr. Sheen's rantings in the media. These accusations are simply imaginary. This lawsuit is about a fantasy 'lottery' pay-day for Charlie Sheen. Chuck Lorre's concern has been and continues to be about Mr. Sheen's health," read the statement.


Sheen is suing on behalf of the crew and demanding to be paid for the eight scrapped "Two and a Half Men" episodes, totaling more than $100 million.

Warner Bros. declined to comment.

"Chuck Lorre, one of the richest men in television who is worth hundreds of millions of dollars, believes himself to be so wealthy and powerful that he can unilaterally decide to take money away from the dedicated cast and crew of the popular television series, 'Two and a Half Men,' in order to serve his own ego and self-interest, and make the star of the series the scapegoat for Lorre's own conduct," Marty Singer, Sheen's attorney, wrote in the lawsuit's preamble. Lorre is the main subject for derision in the court filing.

Charlie's "Condition"?

The suit also alleges that Warner Bros. violated Sheen's Fair Employment and Housing Act rights against harassment and discrimination in employment because of his alleged medical condition.

"WB has accused Mr. Sheen of having physical and mental disabilities," the filing says. "According to WB, health care experts have observed Mr. Sheen in an alleged 'manic' and/or 'bipolar' state; other health-care experts have described Mr. Sheen as suffering from 'hypomanic' psychological state. WB further claims Mr. Sheen has had a rapid physical and mental deterioration of this condition. WB bluntly states that Mr. Sheen is very ill," according to the court document.

Did Sheen Want Help?

The filing notes that "on or about March 7, 2011, WB refused to reasonably accommodate Mr. Sheen from Warner Bros. claim that Mr. Sheen has an alleged illness and need for medical care and/or treatment when it terminated his employment contract. Rather than accommodate Mr. Sheen for Warner Bros. claim that Mr. Sheen has alleged physical and mental disabilities, WB instead terminated Mr. Sheen's employment agreement."

The allegation by Sheen is that his termination is a violation of FEHA Against Defendant (Fair Employment and Housing Act).

Vanity Cards

The filing states that Lorre "repeatedly made offensive, derogatory and damaging comments about Mr. Sheen and his alleged physical and mental illness, and harrassed Mr. Sheen on the set of the Series."

Sheen's attorney's cite various examples of "harassing statements" Mr. Lorre made in his "vanity cards" that appear at the end of Mr. Lorre's shows that target "Mr. Sheen's alleged illness." Sheen's lawyers say the five listed in the court filing contain obvious references to Mr. Sheen. Here is one example:


Sheen's Finances

Without his nearly $2-million-per-episode salary from "Two and a Half Men," Charlie Sheen has been forced to find new ways to score some cash. But replacing that salary hasn't been easy.

While reality TV might seem like a good fit, but reality TV producer Michael Hirschorn has his doubts.

"I think he probably is too crazy even for reality TV. They'd want to know he is going to show up and I think the network would have a real question about that," said Hirschorn.

Sheen has always seen himself as a film actor first. He used his track record to jab his former co-star Jon Cryer, telling E News on Tuesday, "When I'm starring in multi-million dollar films and he's begging me for a supporting role, I'll say, 'You left me out in the cold.'"

Yet it doesn't seem like any multi-million dollar films are on the horizon.

"Charlie Sheen has made a lot of statements about movies he may or may not be doing. Right now there is nothing solid," said Matthew Belloni of the Hollywood Reporter.

Sheen is also reportedly looking into getting involved in selling merchandise.

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"Charlie has been talking to Live Nation about putting together some sort of merchandising deal to get some of his new catch phrases - like Vatican assassin warlock - onto T-shirts, etc." said Belloni.