Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Gloria Allred Takes Some Great Shots At Charlie Sheen


I'm not always the biggest Gloria Allred fan. I think she loves fame and the spotlight as much as many of the clients she represents. There is no denying that she is very good at what she does though. Rachel Uchitel will probably send Gloria huge Christmas presents straight out of Neiman's Christmas catalog for the rest of her life.

Gloria did do something I can really applaud though. Yesterday, she wrote an open letter to Charlie Sheen detailing some of the violent episodes he has had with women in the past and seems to be just as frustrated as I was yesterday with his interview to Extra.

It is long, she misspells Brooke's name, but it is worth it.

Dear Charlie,

You did it again. I can almost see the smirk on your face. You were involved in a scandal in New York where you damaged property and your female companion was allegedly so frightened by your conduct that she hid in the bathroom.

The resulting coverage boosted your ratings for your CBS show "Two and a Half Men". What you did in the hotel room seemed not to faze you any more than your past criminal conduct has.

Yesterday you were quoted on Extra as saying "If a guy has one bad night everybody goes insane and panics. I'm not panicking." I can understand why you aren't panicking Charlie. By now, you understand that the mainstream press and the Hollywood press have their own addiction. They are addicted to celebrities and to scandal, and you are one of their favorites.

They love covering what you do, because it is good for their business as well. The fact that you have hurt women in the past and that you present a potential risk to them in the future if you do not get help seems to be of little or no concern to the press.

They either ignore it, gloss over it or minimize it. For example, last Saturday night, CNN aired what they titled "The Charlie Sheen Story". Nowhere in the broadcast was it mentioned that a criminal case was filed against you in Malibu, CA in 1997 (People v. Sheen, Case #7MA0345) or that in that case, my client, Brittany Ashland, (photo above) alleged that she suffered substantial physical injuries because of you. Nobody mentioned that you pled no contest in that case to one count of battery with serious injuries, Penal Code Section 243D, a misdemeanor. CNN completely failed to state that your sentence was one year suspended jail time, two years probation, $2,800 fine, 300 hours of community service and 8 counseling sessions.

Elsewhere in the media, there was also hardly any mention of that case when reporters discussed your latest scandal. Instead the discussion was about you, your addictions, whether you party with prostitutes, and your ability to continue to work on your hit show. In other words, with rare exception it was all about Charlie, with minimal mention of women you have hurt in the past.

Almost nobody mentioned that in the recent criminal case brought against you in Colorado that you were originally charged with felony conduct against your wife Brooke Meuller. Almost nobody quoted the full quote of one of the responding police officers to your home in Aspen.

Valerie McFarlane (also my client) has stated "I was one of the responding police officers on Christmas day 2009 to the Sheen home in Aspen. During my investigation I interviewed Charlie Sheen's wife. I also observed her injuries and photographed them for the record. I observed a red mark on the upper part of her neck which appeared to be as a result of a strangulation hold and red marks on her arms. I also saw older bruises that appeared to be in the healing process. A knife was recovered at the scene which Brooke alleged had been used by the defendant to threaten her. Brooke was crying uncontrollably as she described the incident to me."

In fact, the press barely mentioned that you were convicted of misdemeanor assault on your wife, Brooke Meuller for what you did to her in your home on Christmas Day 2009.

After all, it was only the mother of your children that you assaulted in your home.

Dangerous and criminal conduct against a woman seems not to matter to most press. What really matters to them is Charlie, Charlie, Charlie.

The fact that the court failed to require you to serve any time in custody for your criminal conduct in the case involving the victim Brittany Ashland, and the criminal case involving your wife is not generally considered important enough for serious discussion. Instead there seems to be an almost secret admiration for how you get away without serious consequences for your dangerous criminal conduct.

I was in court in Aspen and noticed the smirk on your face when the court failed to sentence you to jail time. I understood why you smirked. As a celebrity you seemed to get away with what the typical person without money and power cannot. You might also have felt that the criminal justice system as well as most press stands in awe of your celebrity and appears to be seduced by it.

Charlie, I for one am not seduced by it. I don't think assaulting and hurting women is funny. I am not one of those standing in line hoping for an interview with you, or an autograph.

Instead, I think about women you will meet in the future. Will they be at risk of harm if you do not get help?

I think about your young daughters. What kind of message are they receiving about violent criminal conduct that men like you are permitted to engage in with little or no consequence?

What if men did to them what you have done to women?

You may have a smirk on your face now, but I doubt that you would think that it was funny if your daughters were the victims of criminal acts. At this point, for the sake of your daughters and other people's daughters I hope you and your enablers (the celebrity press) get help before it is too late.

Gloria Allred
Attorney at Law
November 9, 2010

32 comments:

Sue Ellen Mishkey said...

As much as I dislike her 90% of the time, I think she should go for his balls evey chance she gets.

Merlin D. Bear said...

Holy Shit
I'm voting for lottery win.
Sheen's the answer to the blind about the star who was caught by the photographer beating his female companion... in this case, either Denise or Brooke.

Merlin D. Bear said...

And while I'm not necessarily a Gloria fan, I'm applauding her for this one.
If it opens great big cans of worms that the sanctimonious asshole can't buy his way out of, all the better.

MontanaMarriott said...

One day he is going to fuck with the wrong woman and if she don't kill him, a family member will.

Sue Ellen Mishkey said...

I just want him to stay alive for 5 more years until I can finish law school. Then he can come up here for the film festival, beat a hooker down in a hotel, and then I can go for his juggular in court and fuckity fuck fuck him up. Hope he likes Canada cause he might be here a long time.

This is assuming my life plan pans out. I would say also assuming that he continues with his devious ways, but we all know he's not changing, so scrap that.

Cancan said...

Wow, way to redeem yourself, Gloria Allred. Nicely done.

MacVixen said...

Charlie is like the Teflon King I think. I don't think this letter will make one damn bit of difference in his career or what people think of him. Everyone knows about his bad actions - the people that watch his show just don't care.

Gloria Allred bugs the shit out of me and though her letter is fairly on the money, I'm sorry, the messenger delivering it just makes me dismiss it. More publicity seeking from Gloria. why is the police officer one of her clients? Did Charlie abuse the officer as well?

Pookie said...

while i can applaud the sentiment and agree wholeheartedly...it's a little too pot-meet-kettle for me...she's just as much of an attn whore as he is.

parissucksliterally said...

I agree with some of what she is saying, but at this point, whoever dates/fucks/marries Charlie Sheen gets what they deserve. Come on, EVERYONE knows who he is, and what he does.

You dig your own grave, girlfriends. You get no pity from me.

Borg Queen said...

Dont forget he "accidently" shot his girlfriend at the time Kelly Preston too.

Karmen said...

Gloria may be an attention whore, but I wholeheartedly agree with this letter. It may not affect his career, the media's obsession with him, or his behavior, but at least someone (other than Enty) is calling him out on his blatant abusive behavior. I really wish he was in jail.

Borg Queen said...

Hey PSL (fellow Dlister), I agree. Its like dating Michael Lohan. You cant bitch about the man abusing you when you know he has a history of doing so.

redsiren said...

As much as I can't stand GA, I have to agree with her about CS. Charlie never goes to jail because he has money and is a celebrity. That is how law enforcement and justice system in LA rolls. He reminds me of OJ.

Lady J said...

I agree with what Gloria put in the letter but she can also take the letter and shove it up her ass. Who the FUCK is she to call him out. This is just ANOTHER excuse for her to put her BUTT UGLY MUG in front of a camera and microphone and spew garbage. It is not a secret to ANYONE that Charlie is a FUCKED UP individual, and as some of the posters above have stated, anyone who willingly becomes involved with him already knows his past. It is VERY WELL DOCUMENTED. He has been acting this way for over 20 years and his behavior won't stop until he's dead. If you don't wanna get your ass beat or deal with a coked up alcohol induced asshole then stay the hell away from Charlie Sheen.
As for Gloria, why is she representing a cop in Colorado. That makes no sense. Did the cop do something wrong that would force her to have to get legal representation. Maybe she was talking to the press. And I also believe the published reports say that Brooke was drunk as a skunk on Christmas morning when that incident occurred with Charlie. I am making no excuses for him hitting her or threatening her but she was more drunk then him so WHATEVER happened in the house that day was the fault of BOTH of them not just him. Who the FUCK drunk at 8am on Christmas morning with two babies.
ALL OF THEM ARE IDIOTS!

TinselSass said...

Gloria's media-whoring now has value... that letter is one for the ages in the evolving celebrity culture conversation. I doubt it will impact Charlie but it may make corporate parents such as Time-Warner, Inc. wince in worry over future lawsuits.

parissucksliterally said...

Hey BorgQueen! :)

I want someone to expose Gloria Allred. I guarantee she's got some shit in her past too.

Tenisha said...

Some of you may not like Gloria or her famewhoreing ways...but she didn't hold a knife to anyone's throat or beat anyone up. Nor did she do piles of drugs and trash a hotel room or...well you know...

Yeah, I don't care for her either...but I think her letter is brilliant. Unfortunately I doubt it will make any difference. California law system is bullsh*t....and Charlie doesn't give a f*ck.

MacVixen said...

California law system is bullshit, but it's also Colorado and likely New York that will also let him get away with this, so let's not just pick on my great state, k?

Sue Ellen Mishkey said...

I would love to go to California. It seems like it would be a good place to visit. Lots to do. I also really like how you can surf and ski on the same day. That is amazing!

MAC said...

@Merlin
I was thinking about that blind when I read this too. I'm gonna try and find it and re-read it.

Jamie's Girl said...

I like Charlie Sheen. I also know, where there is smoke there is fire.

Jamie's Girl said...

I like Charlie Sheen. I also know, where there is smoke there is fire.

Chrissy Buns said...

@Sue Ellen...go get him...in 5 years! i'll stand behind ya! i saw a picture of him the other day whilst in the midst of the 'smirk' G.A. was referring to, and i swear the look in his eyes was so incredibly evil! i'm shocked i didn't have nightmares *shudder*

jax said...

Tenisha said...
Some of you may not like Gloria or her famewhoreing ways...but she didn't hold a knife to anyone's throat or beat anyone up. Nor did she do piles of drugs and trash a hotel room or...well you know...

-exactly.

timebob said...

Unless Charlie kills a girl (and not just a flesh wound ala Kelly Preston). Nothing and I mean nothing will get CBS to cancel 2.5 men and him being blackballed in hollywood.

Hell, even Mel Gibson is coming out with a new movie and it is getting good buzz.

Mooshki said...

I was really upset to see a TMZ poll that 90% of people won't boycott Mel Gibson in 'The Beaver.' :(

MadLyb said...

She may be an opportunist, but she helps balance the scales just a titch, considering the gross injustices heaped upon women every day. Does she go too far sometimes? Yeah. But she's much less heinous than people who acquit a rapist because the victim pole danced or wore clothing they didn't approve of. Good for her!

MCH said...

There are very few people on earth that I detest but one of them is Charlie Sheen. I don't really care who the messenger is at this point. SOMEONE needs to continue to call him out on his BS.

CBS cares.

lapin said...

I'm confused. How is it that Isaiah Washington is deeply reviled for what amounts to patty cakes in comparison to the ongoing and concerted reign of terror of this completely gross and narcissistically malevolent enfant terrible? Not that I'm defending Washington by any means, because wrong and assy behaviour is wrong and assy in any case, but Sheen...

Where's the public outrage and disgust here? Where's the demand for his firing? WTF is CBS thinking? I've never seen the show but I feel bad for Ducky, tarnish on his escutcheon by mere association.

That this Oliver Stone has-been continues to enjoy infamy and wealth is beyond me; he is as despicable as they come.

ChasingHeaven said...

You can't rationalize with the irrational.

By the way, if Charlie is the answer to that old blind, what would be the "money shot" the pap was holding out for when he saw him beating her up? Any ideas? I'm open to it, just couldn't think of any money shot opportunities

ardleigh said...

I can only hope that Karma bites him in the ass and turns him into a woman like the ones he abuses.

B626 said...

'Instead, I think about women you will meet in the future.'
Potential Clients!
I'm predicting all pornstars and hookers from here on out.
They make bad witnesses on the stand.

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