Charlie Sheen achieved commercial success in the movies Wall Street and Platoon, but his career declined as his partying took over. In 1995 he testified at the Heidi Fleiss trial and in 1998 he overdosed on cocaine. He's since cleaned up his act and has had successful runs on two top sitcoms: Spin City and Two and a Half Men.
According to a source, Sheen is "cleaned up and feels good" after a holiday period that saw him arrested in Aspen, Colorado, and charged with second-degree assault, menacing and criminal mischief. He was released from jail on Christmas night after posting $8,500 bond.
As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, Sheen, whose real name is Carlos Estevez, was arrested on Christmas Day after he allegedly threatenedwife Brooke Mueller.
"My husband had me… with um, with a knife and I'm in fear for my life and he threatened me," a woman, who identified herself as "Brooke," said in the 911 call made on December 25.
The source told Access Hollywood on Monday, that the couple was in Aspen originally for a 10-day alcohol detox when they got into the fight.
According to an affidavit released by police, Sheen and Mueller began arguing in the early hours of Christmas Day – at around 3:30 AM, the Associated Press reported.
Mueller reportedly told Sheen she wanted a divorce and said she would get custody of their twin boys, according to the affidavit.
Sheen "became very upset with this threat (of divorce) because of prior experiences," the affidavit noted.
Sheen, however, denied to police that he choked or threatened his wife with a knife. He reportedly admitted to authorities that the couple is having problems in their marriage and he claimed Mueller abuses alcohol, the AP reported.
Attorneys for both parties have asked a judge to lift a restraining order against the "Two and a Half Men" star, which forbids the actor from contacting his wife, in hopes the two can reconcile. However, Colorado prosecutors have requested the order remain in place. They did not give a reason for their request.
In the meantime, the couple's twin boys — Bob and Max — are staying put with their mother for the foreseeable future.
"Brooke and the twins, Max and Bob, are planning to stay in their rented Aspen house for at least another month. After that they may go to Palm Beach to visit family for awhile," a source previously told People.
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