I have to admit, that anytime I see a Denise Richards and Charlie Sheen story, I want to read it and then write about it. So, since Charlie got all the news a few weeks ago, Denise finally responded to Charlie's attempt to stop the reality show from being filmed.
Of course the reason Denise took two weeks to respond is that she is busy filming the reality show now. Denise says that Charlie doesn't give a crap about the kids, and that the only reason he went to court at all, was because he loves fighting Denise and hopes that he will get the chance to see her if they happen to go to court.
So basically Denise is saying that Charlie is still in love with her and that he needs her and is so desperate to see her that he will use any excuse to do so. I actually think that Charlie does care about his kids. I think he cares more about his image though and so makes the effort to fight for his kids because it is expected of him. Although you know I am not the biggest Denise fan in the world. Hell, I am not even a fan at all, I do agree that there are too many stories of Charlie not really caring about the kids for them to all be untrue.
I think a great deal of his efforts are because of his image and because Brooke keeps reminding him to do something. My guess is that if there was no Brooke and there was no television show, that Charlie would be a dad who showed up once a month at the McDonalds, picked up the kids for the weekend, and would be counting down the hours until they said goodbye. Then of course when he was about 50, he would try and reconnect with them, but it would be too late so he would find a 20 year old and knock her up so he could try again.