LOS ANGELES: Troubled US actor Charlie Sheen on Monday filed for divorce from his wife of two years, days after being taken to hospital following a reported drunken incident in New York.
The star of sitcoms “Two and a Half Men” and “Spin City” filed papers at Los Angeles Superior Court to divorce Brooke Mueller, whom he wed in May 2008 but split from on Christmas Day 2009 when arrested for allegedly assaulting her.
The 45-year-old Sheen and 33-year-old Mueller have twin sons Bob and Max, born in March 2009. The couple has a pre-nuptial agreement, according to court papers.
Television station Extra TV reported that an agreement signed in May gives Mueller 750,000 dollars (540,000 euros) as a one-time payment, plus 55,000 (40,000 euros) a month in child support.
She would get primary custody of the children, with Sheen having visiting rights, it reported.
The divorce proceedings came after Sheen was taken to hospital last week following what his publicist said was an “allergic reaction,” but which local media said was due to a drunken episode in a New York hotel.
People and other entertainment magazines said the star, one of the best-paid TV actors, was hospitalized after causing serious damage to his room at the Plaza Hotel, where police found him drunk, naked and in the company of a woman.
Mueller told Extra TV in an interview to be screened Monday: “He's kinda free to do whatever he wants to do,” adding, “Charlie and I don't live together anymore. He's not cheating on me. We're separated.”
Sheen in August pleaded guilty to an assault charge arising from a violent Christmas Day altercation with his wife while vacationing at Aspen, Colorado, but avoided jail under a deal with prosecutors.
Sheen had several run-ins with the law in the 1990s in cases related to drugs, domestic violence and prostitution.
He has also been accused of assaulting his ex-wife actress Denise Richards, a former James Bond girl.
Channel News Asia