Charlie Sheen’s former fiancée has filed a lawsuit accusing him of assault, battery, false imprisonment and not disclosing to her that he is HIV-positive.
Scottine Ross filed the lawsuit Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court. She is seeking $1 million and earnings from Sheen’s cancelled TV show, “Anger Management,” which was part of an alleged agreement between the couple.
Sheen told NBC’s “Today” show on Nov. 17 that he was diagnosed as HIV-positive about four years ago and that a few people who knew it were demanding money from him to keep the secret.
“Charlie Sheen intends to vigorously defend the lawsuit filed by Scottine Ross,” a statement from Sheen’s attorney said. “We are confident that Mr. Sheen will prevail on his claims for affirmative relief against her.”
Ross, an adult film actress known as Brett Rossi, and Sheen were in a relationship from November 2013 to October 2014.
$10,000 for sex, lawsuit alleges
Court documents filed by Ross say they first met “for the sole purpose of engaging in sex” and that “he would pay her $10,000.”
Ross says what started as a sex-for-hire relationship developed into a romantic relationship and she believed “that they would eventually be getting married.”
Ross said Sheen “became a different person” while drinking to excess and doing drugs, becoming “violent and abusive.”
The lawsuit alleges that, on several occasions, Sheen locked Ross in the bathroom, pushed her, dragged her by the arms, placed her in a chokehold and pointed an unloaded gun at her and repeatedly pulled the trigger.
Relationship allegedly ended with text message
Ross says she found out he was HIV-positive when she discovered medication in a cabinet. Sheen then admitted his condition, the lawsuit alleges. Ross says she and Sheen had already had sex several times.
The court documents also described several alleged bizarre episodes — including on a flight from Mexico to Iceland in which Sheen tried to feed Ross French fries, saying that, when Ross refused, Sheen threw the fries across the plane, grabbed his iPad, threw it on the floor and started stomping on it. In Hawaii, he allegedly threw her Tiffany bracelet into the ocean during a boat trip.
The court documents say that, when Ross told Sheen she was pregnant and wanted to name their child “Charlie” if the baby was a girl, Sheen told her he “did not want his child to have his blood type (HIV-positive) and that she should have an abortion” — which, according to the court document, she did
Ross said Sheen ended their relationship by sending a text message. She says she went into an “emotional tailspin and attempted to commit suicide.”