Charlie Sheen faces no jail time after pleading guilty to assaulting wife

August 3, 2010

(ChattahBox) – Expensive lawyers and plea bargains are a beautiful thing for the rich and famous.  Actor Charlie Sheen, who has had more than his share of legal problems, was arrested on Christmas Day after Brooke Mueller, his third wife, told police he had pulled a knife on her and threatened to have her killed. The actor was charged with felony menacing, misdemeanor third degree assault and misdemeanor criminal mischief.   Sheen could have faced up to three years behind bars if he had been convicted on all charges.  In exchange for his guilty plea on the misdemeanor third degree assault, prosecutors dropped the charges of menacing and of criminal mischief.

Under a plea agreement reached with prosecutors in Aspen, Co. yesterday, a judge sentenced Sheen, to a 30-day jail term, and undergo 36 hours of counseling on domestic violence.  But Sheen will receive credit for time already spent in rehab, so according to  TMZ, the actor will check in and then leave almost immediately.  The deal allows Sheen to start filming the new season of Two and Half Men, of which he negotiated a deal with CBS that took his pay to a reported $1.8 million per episode.


3 Responses to “Charlie Sheen faces no jail time after pleading guilty to assaulting wife”

  1. Charles Mendelson on August 4th, 2010 10:09 pm

    I am goind to stop watching Two and a Half Men. Clearly Mr. Sheen is the “half man” now!

  2. Nancy on August 5th, 2010 1:50 pm

    I like what Patrick Wanis PhD said about Charlie Sheen that “Favoritism is giving a pass to wife-beaters and diminishing the gravity of domestic violence” and “while people are angry at Mel Gibson they are ignoring Charlie Sheen who was charged with allegedly putting a knife to his wife’s throat.”

    And the main point is that Sheen pleaded guilty but there is not outcry to ban him or his TV shows or movies!

    “We give free-passes to people we like and we react harsher to racist remarks than we do to actual violence against women – although both are seriously wrong” says Patrick Wanis PhD – Human Behavior & Relationship Expert.

    “The media and public have been quite vocal in expressing opinions and judgments about Mel Gibson and his ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva; some calling Mel Gibson a racist violent monster while others call Oksana a gold digger” says Dr. Wanis. “But with so many recordings and media coverage, Mel Gibson has become a joke – a kind of drunken modern-day Archie Bunker – and now the attention has turned off domestic violence. California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger compared Mel Gibson to the Gulf of Mexico oil leak saying Gibson could not be contained.”

    “While no charges have yet been filed against Mel Gibson, there has been no public outcry over Charlie Sheen, star of “Two and a Half Men” on CBS, who is charged with felony menacing, criminal mischief and assault against his wife, Brooke Mueller Sheen. His attorneys are trying to work out details of an agreement that calls for Sheen to plead guilty to misdemeanor assault in exchange for prosecutors dropping more serious charges. The agreement calls for Sheen to serve 30 days in jail.

    “Why have the media and public not been screaming over Charlie Sheen who has been charged for allegedly putting a knife to his wife’s throat? Why have there not been the same calls for the boycotting of Charlie Sheen’s movies and TV shows as there have been for Mel Gibson’s movies?

    “We are showing favoritism towards Charlie Sheen. We watch Charlie Sheen on his weekly TV show and for almost 7 years, and we welcome his TV character and welcome him in life as a bad boy but we refuse to see him as a man who has abused a woman. The reality of his abuse, of his violence against a woman, is ignored because people generally seem to like him, to find him affable, viewing him as basically just a boy who is slightly wild and has not yet grown up. If we had heard the conversation between Charlie and his wife, would we still be giving him the free=pass?

    “People quickly condemned Chris Brown for assaulting Rihanna but was that because we saw the photo of her bruised face or because Chris Brown is black and so our bias and prejudice spiked our anger and condemnation?

    “The most significant and critical point is that the incidents of Mel Gibson and Charlie Sheen have, instead of highlighting the issue of domestic violence, only served to diminish and undermine our attention to the gravity of domestic violence which affects not only women but also children. Each year, 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner and; half of those perpetrators abuse children in the household.

    “We need to be careful that our biases and prejudices – our favoritism – do not result in a free-pass to people who abuse women or engage in domestic violence” says Dr. Wanis.

  3. philip on August 20th, 2010 5:28 pm

    i think that charlie should of got some time in jail and some classes in anger iam big fan of charlie as actor but he will do this again and it might be realy bad he should be subject to the laws that i would or anyboby els i had asalt and i didnt get a slap on hand and i didnt put a knife to any body i dont no what aspen got for that deal i hope it was worth it it is a very sad when the money does the talking and charlie he s laughing all way to bank the laws are joke and jugde in the case should be dispard how can you sleep at night you no he should got some time houes arest but you give him re hab sorry charlie ilove your show but you are going down wrong path i no you think that money can buy anything anyone but that is not true you skated again your dadstood up for you last time i bet he wishs you grow up just like suv down the hill some months ago we no real story dont we charlie i good go on on about you and yourproblems but i wont i hope in the futer that you look this say chang your life look what happen to oj simpon he got what deserved i hope you dont well charlie get a life with out drinking

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