The LAPD says it’s investigating Charlie Sheen after a recording—which purportedly features the actor threatening to have his ex fiancée Scottine Ross (a.k.a Brett Rossi) killed for $20,000—was leaked to Radar Online.
The purpose of the tapes was to reveal that Sheen, despite what he previously told Matt Lauer on Today, lied to his sexual partners about his HIV status. Asked why he failed to reveal his HIV-positive to the female caller when they had sex, the man, allegedly Sheen, screams, “Because it’s none of your fucking business.”
Later, when discussing Ross, the man on the recording says, “This piece of shit needs to be fucking buried. I’d rather spend 20 grand to have her head kicked in.”
Following the Radar report, Ross—who was briefly engaged to Sheen in 2014—went to the police and took out a protective order against her ex. The LAPD has since issued a search warrant for Radar, accompanied by an affidavit from Ross.
Here are parts of the affidavit, via Radar:
“The victim is Scottie Ross, aka Brett Rossi,” the LAPD document states. “In 2013 and 2014, Ross and actor Charlie Sheen had been involved in a relationship.”
“Ross stated that during the time she resided with Sheen she endured domestic violence, physical assaults and death threats,” the document explains. “Ross reported that on several occasions Sheen had brandished firearms at her and threatened her life. Ross stated that she did not report the violence and abuse at the time the incidents occurred, as she feared for her safety and was under Sheen’s control.”
The warrant continues, “Ross stated she witnessed Sheen in fits of rage and violent outbursts on numerous occasions. Ross stated that she witnessed Sheen threatened to kill his former wife Denise Richards and their children’s lives. Ross stated that Sheen made threats to ‘put a hit on her former boyfriend,’ which Ross understood to mean Sheen wanted to hire someone to kill her former boyfriend.”
“Ross stated that during the relationship, she discovered that Sheen was infected with and being treated for HIV. Ross stated that Sheen had not disclosed the fact that he was HIV positive to her.
“Ross further stated that Sheen had unprotected sex with her while infected with HIV and Sheen did not disclose that he was HIV positive to her prior to engaging in sexual intercourse.”
In response to the search warrant, Sheen’s lawyer Marty Singer tells the New York Daily News, “This is a publicity stunt. The TRO was obtained without notice to Charlie Sheen or his attorney. I believe it is the first time someone obtained an order based on a story in a tabloid.”
Sheen has been accused of domestic violence on several occasions. In December 2015, he was sued by Ross for “assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, false imprisonment and negligence.” He was arrested on domestic violence charges against his ex wife, Brooke Mueller in 2009. In 1990, he “accidentally” shot then-girlfriend Kelly Preston in the arm. In 1994, he was arrested for allegedly hitting a female college student in the head. In 1996, he was arrested for beating another girlfriend. During their divorce, actress Denise Richards alleged that Sheen threw chairs at her and repeatedly threaten to kill her.
And the list goes on.
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