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Did Charlie Sheen Get Special Treatment From the Police Because He's a Celeb?

Mon, August 9, 2010 2:47pm EDT by 4 Comments
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Last week Charlie Sheen escaped jail time and was sentenced to 30 days at a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center in Malibu, California for assault on his wife Brooke Mueller.

Now new police reports obtained by RadarOnline show that the Aspen County District Attorney’s office could have had a much stronger case against the Two and a Half Men actor. Reports indicate that when police arrived on Christmas day, Mueller told three different officers that two or three months prior her husband threw her around like a rag doll when she confronted him about spending time with prostitutes.

Mueller said that her husband, shoved her head into a piece of furniture that resulted in a closed-head injury.

Sheen claimed the injury resulted from an argument over his wife accusing him of visiting prostitutes.

He said that when Mueller attempted to leave the argument, he grabbed her by the wrist, causing her to fall to the ground. [Sheen] added that Mueller hit the back of her head on a piece of furniture as she fell to the ground.

He added that the Mueller’s injury was not intentional and that she accidentally hit her head as he was trying to restrain her.

Police were originally called to the couple’s Aspen vacation home on Christmas Day after Mueller dialed 911 and told dispatchers that Sheen was abusing her, wielding a knife and threatening to kill her.

Prosecutors dismissed felony menacing and criminal mischief charges that had been filed against Sheen, leading to the question of whether Sheen got off easy because of his celebrity stature.

Both Charlie and his wife Brooke entered rehab in February, Brooke for substance abuse and Charlie as a preventative measure. The actor also recently signed a new deal to return for two more seasons of his hit show Two and a Half Men – for which he is set to receive close to $2 million an episode.

What do you think? Did police and prosecutors treat Charlie differently because he is a celeb?