The Los Angeles Police Department has opened an investigation into former “Two and a Half Men” star Charlie Sheen, a spokesman for the department told TheWrap on Wednesday.
According to the spokesman, police responded to a radio call on March 31 at 7:45 a.m., and a criminal investigation was opened.
The department’s threat management unit is leading the investigation, which is ongoing.
The alleged victim’s identity is being kept confidential.
The nature of the investigation was not revealed. However, according to media reports, Sheen has made threats to his former fiancee, Scottine Ross.
According to the New York Daily News, police are investigating following accusations that Ross made during a police interview last week. An alleged audio tape reported on by Radar Online and the National Enquirer also reportedly spurred the investigation.
Sheen reportedly threatens to pay $20,000 to have Ross killed on the alleged recording. He also supposedly admits to lying to a sex partner about his HIV status, which he publicly revealed during an interview with NBC’s Matt Lauer in November.
The alleged recording was reportedly made by a former lover of Sheen’s who confronted the actor after his interview with Lauer.
A spokesperson for Sheen has not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.
In December, Ross, a former porn actress who performed under the name Brett Rossi, filed suit against Sheen, claiming that the actor physically, psychologically and emotionally abused her, and failed to disclose his HIV status prior to having sex with her.
In response, Sheen’s legal team branded Ross an “extortionist,” adding, “Since Sheen and Rossi’s relationship ended, she has attempted to extort millions of dollars by disclosing his medical condition even though she had signed a confidentiality agreement.”