CHARLIE SHEEN SPENDS CHRISTMAS IN JAIL
It was porridge, not turkey, for Charlie Sheen on Christmas Day because he spent in in jail on domestic violence charges.
The Two And A Half Men star was arrested on Christmas morning after an alleged fight with his wife, Brooke Mueller at their home in Aspen, Colorado.
He was initially ordered to be held until his first court appearance on charges of second-degree assault, menacing and criminal mischief, but was later released on $8,500 bail.
“Carlos Irwin Estevez, also known as the actor Charles I Sheen, was brought to the Pitkin County Colorado Jail for booking and incarceration following his arrest by the Aspen Police Department,” said Sheriffs Office patrol director Jeff Lumsden.
According to celebrity site TMZ Mueller, 32, called the emergency 911 number and claimed Sheen 44, had assaulted her.
He told police she was the aggressor, and she later recanted her story, saying she was drunk when she made the call.
Sources said both were breath tested, with Sheen registering 0.04 and Mueller 0.13.
A court date has been set for February 8.
Sheen and Mueller, his third wife, married in May last year and had twin boys, Bob and Max, in March.
The Wall Street and Platoon star also has two daughters, Sam, five, and four-year-old Lola, with second wife Denise Richards, 38, who accused him of abusing drink and drugs and threatening her with violence during their acrimonious divorce and custody battle.
Sheen's spokesman, Stan Rosenfield, told People magazine: “Do not be misled by appearance. Appearance and reality can be different as night and day. It would benefit everyone not to jump to any conclusion.”
Sheen will next be seen in the sequel to Wall Street, Money Never Sleeps, due for release in April.
Aspen is no stranger to celebrity assault charges at Christmas.
In 1991 both the late industrialist Lord White of Hull and former Indonesian first lady Dewi Sukarno found themselves in Pitkin County Jail, him accused of beating up his girlfriend and her of attacking a Filipina socialite with a broken glass.