“Deliverance” star shows little sympathy for actor who recently went public with his HIV-positive status
The 79-year-old actor told Sky News in an interview that Sheen, who last month revealed that he had been diagnosed with HIV, is “getting what he deserves.”
“His father (Martin Sheen) is a very, very decent man and a dear friend of mine. I feel bad for him,” Reynolds offered in the interview. “But Charlie, I don’t feel bad for him. He’s getting what he deserves.
“If you’re going to misbehave like that, they’re going to get you,” Reynolds added.
The “Deliverance” actor went on to say that Sheen “misbehaved badly,” but did allow that Sheen was in a “difficult” situation.
“He deserved it. He misbehaved badly. Very badly. But you know when you’re that age, it’s tough. All those things are coming at you. It’s difficult.”
Sheen divulged his HIV status on NBC’s “Today.” The actor has since been sued by his ex-fiancee, a former porn star who performed under the name Brett Rossi, who claims that Sheen didn’t disclose his HIV diagnosis before they had sex, was abusive to her and forced her to have an abortion. Sheen denied those claims in a subsequent court filing.