Charlie Sheen Pleads Not Guilty to Brooke Mueller Assault
Charlie Sheen Pleads Not Guilty to Domestic Assault Charges
Actor Charlie Sheen has pled not guilty to felony and misdemeanor assault charges. Charlie Sheen's court appearance comes more than two and a half months after Sheen was arrested for allegedly assaulting his wife, Brooke Mueller, on Christmas Day 2009.
Charlie Sheen allegedly held a knife to Brooke Mueller's throat while they were on vacation in Aspen, Colorado.
Shooting of Charlie Sheen's sitcom, Two and a Half Men, was previously suspended when Sheen entered rehab for two weeks in late February. Having previously sought treatment for substance abuse, the latest visit to rehab was described by Sheen's reps as "preventative".
Prior to that, Charlie Sheen's ad campaign with Hanes was dropped due to negative publicity surrounding the star, who is the highest-paid actor on television.
Charlie Sheen is returning to work on Two and a Half Men on March 19, but will spending nights in rehab.
Brooke Mueller had also entered rehab for substance abuse problems. With both parents in rehab, Charlie Sheen's and Brooke Mueller's kids are looked after by their nannies.
The next court date has been set for July 21, and a rep for the actor said that Sheen looks forward to the trial so that he can clear his name.