Charlie Sheen opens up about child support battle with Denise Richards


Charlie Sheen has suggested his ex Denise Richards “should go to the courthouse and complain to the judge” about being “blindsided” by her recent loss of child support.

Speaking from the Whole Foods parking lot in Malibu, Calif., Sheen, 56, was asked by paps about a source’s claim to Page Six on Wednesday that Richards was “blindsided” by the win and “very saddened by the whole situation”. He declined to comment beyond his suggestion to his ex.

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Charlie Sheen leaves a Whole Foods in Malibu on October 6, 2021.

“Charlie filed two years ago and kept pushing back the court date, so Denise was very surprised this happened while she was out of town filming,” the source said. “He is manipulating the situation. But another insider insisted to People on Tuesday that Richards, 50 – who is filming his latest film, “Wickenburg”, in Ontario, Canada – “has known about the court date for six months.”

The court granted Sheen’s request to stop payments to the couple’s children – Sami, 17, and Lola, 16 – at a hearing in Los Angeles on Tuesday, according to a one-minute order obtained by Page Six.

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Charlie Sheen with his Whole Foods purchases.

The ‘Two and a Half Men’ star told Us Weekly outside the courthouse at the time that the decision was “extremely fair”.

The couple and their children made headlines in September when Sami called Richards’ home “abusive” in a now private TikTok video, saying she felt “trapped”.

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Sheen and Richards posed with their daughters Lola and Sami in March.

But a source said at the time the problem boiled down to Richards and Sheen’s differing approaches to parenting: ‘Denise made normal rules that any parent would make…Charlie did not support implementing the rules from Denise. He has a different way of parenting and Sami has decided to live with his father.

Richards and Sheen were married from 2002 to 2006.

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Charlie Sheen declined to comment further on the situation with his ex Denise Richards.

“A lot of people feel like I’m wild and crazy,” she said in a May 2020 episode of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” “But Charlie was sober when we got married, so we weren’t that swinger couple as people might assume. We weren’t.

However, she added: “When I got pregnant with Lola things started to change quickly. It was a very dark time. Very toxic. And I filed for divorce when I was six months pregnant with her.

Richards’ rep could not be reached on Wednesday.


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