More trouble for Charlie Sheen.
The former “Two and a Half Men” star, who last month disclosed that he is HIV-positive, is being sued by his ex-fiancee, who claims that he physically, psychologically and emotionally abused her, and failed to disclose his HIV status prior to having sex with her.
In the suit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday, Scottine Ross claims that she first met Sheen in 2013, when she was a porn actress and agreed to sleep with the actor for $10,000.
Though Ross maintains she didn’t plan to have further contact with Sheen, the complaint says that the pair developed a relationship. Early on, according to the lawsuit, after they’d slept together on “at least five occasions,” Ross claims that she discovered HIV medication in Sheen’s medicine cabinet, and he admitted he was HIV positive. Had Ross known about his status beforehand, the suit states, she never would have slept with him in the first place.
Despite that rocky start, the suit says, the pair developed a relationship, one which was marked by violent outbursts by Sheen. According to the filing, on various occasions, Sheen pushed her to the floor, grabbed her by the arms, screamed at her and verbally abused her.
In 2014, the suit says, Ross discovered she was pregnant with Sheen’s child, but the actor pressured and threatened her to get an abortion, saying that he didn’t want the baby to be HIV-positive and that he didn’t want her “to give birth to a retarded child.”
Ross also claims that, in the latter half of 2014, Sheen became “increasingly less diligent” about taking his HIV medication — something that would happen, the lawsuit claims, when Sheen’s “illegal drug use would get out of control.”
Sheen’s attorney, Martin Singer, wholly denied Ross’ claims in a statement provided to TheWrap.
“Charlie Sheen intends to vigorously defend the lawsuit filed by Scottine Ross,” Singer said. “We are confident that Mr. Sheen will prevail in this action and will prevail on his claims for affirmative relief against her.”
According to the suit, Ross attempted to commit suicide twice after her relationship with Sheen ended.
The suit also claims that Sheen reached an agreement with Ross to resolve her claims against him, offering to pay $1 million and five percent of the back end participation points from Sheen’s FX comedy “Anger Management.” That was allegedly before Sheen appeared on “Today” to disclose his HIV status in November and declared that he would fight claims by women that they had been wrongfully exposed to HIV by him.
“The lawsuit filed by Ms. Ross speaks for itself. Mr. Sheen made it clear on ‘The Today Show’ that he had no intention of honoring the agreement reached, and sure enough, he didn’t,” Ross’ attorney, David Ring, said in a statement Thursday. “Ms. Ross looks forward to her day in court, and to taking Mr. Sheen’s deposition.”
Alleging assault, battery, negligence and other counts, Ross is seeking unspecified damages.