Charlie Sheen's Wife Brooke Mueller Hires O.J. Simpon's Lawyer: Report

Brooke Mueller reportedly hires Yale Galanter, famous for repping O.J. Simpson.

ByABC News
December 30, 2009, 7:02 AM

Dec. 30, 2009 — -- Charlie Sheen's new year's not looking so good.

Brooke Mueller, Sheen's wife and mother of their two 9-month old sons, is preparing for legal battle after he was arrested on domestic violence charges Christmas Day.

According to, Mueller has hired criminal defense attorney Yale Galanter, famous for representing O.J. Simpson.

Galanter told TMZ his client isn't going back on her claim that Sheen threatened her with a "switchblade." But, he admitted, Mueller did "minimize her story, like many wives in a similar situation do, when they realize their husband could go to jail."

Galanter plans to file papers with the Aspen, Colo. court today, asking the judge to allow Brooke and Charlie to resume contact with each other "so they can work on resolving the conflicts in their marriage," he told TMZ. The lawyer added that the couple loves each other very much and what happened over the Christmas holiday amounted to "one bad night."'s calls and e-mails to Galanter for further comment were not immediately returned.

Meanwhile, Sheen's ex-wife, Denise Richards, is using the current controversy to highlight her problems with the actor. Tuesday, she tweeted that "one day..I will spill my guts about EVERYTHING," alluding to her rocky relationship with her ex-husband and father of their two young daughters.

It's the latest in a long line of scandals for the "Two and a Half Men" star. Below, check out the details behind his most recent arrest and his four other infamous flubs.