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

Mon, August 9, 2010 2:47pm EST 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?

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Michael Cavanaugh

Posted at 4:47 PM on October 26, 2010  

NO I do not think he was treated any different. Non-celebs get the same chance take a plea bargain, get help,fix the wrong, ETc.

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Posted at 12:49 PM on August 10, 2010  

What celebrity isn’t treated differently by the courts! – i live in Aspen and most cases are treated like this!

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Posted at 2:05 AM on August 27, 2010  

Personally I’m sick of the rich and famous,I thought when it came to the law “everyone should be treated the same.” If you get busted for something you should pay the price.Most of these celebs make me want to puke.

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Michael Cavanaugh

Posted at 5:02 PM on October 26, 2010  

Exactly I feel the same way that people should be treated equal. However, that nevers happens especially when I got one month behind in child support I pay for my second son, Because the state messed up. But that not the point I trying to make. The point I am trying to make is when I fell behind one month(145 $) the state freaked out and intercepted my tax return, taking what owed, and giving me the remaining amount. However my first wife that I got divorced from Giving me full custody owes me over 8 grand in child support. What is the state doing about that (ABSOLUTELY NOTHING-THAT’S WHAT) If a man owed that much he would be sitting in jail for a long time. Why is it different for a woman? I don’t understand that. I feel the world is prejudice against men Because women get away with everything practically and most of the states programs are geared for single Mother’s What about single Father’s like me. I raised my 18 yr old by myself with very little help from the state. I could go on and on about how I was treated differently by the state because I am a Man.

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