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Charlie Sheen HIV Positive: Why He Was Forced To Reveal His Secret

Mon, November 16, 2015 5:33pm EDT by 9 Comments

Charlie Sheen has allegedly been keeping his HIV positive status a secret for years, so why is he going on ‘The Today Show’ on Nov. 17 to come clean? The truth is, he didn’t have a choice, according to a new report. We have the details.

Charlie Sheen, 50, didn’t just choose to allegedly announce his HIV positive status on Nov. 17 to raise awareness. A new report claims that he’s being forced to admit that he has the incurable disease. So what’s making him come clean now? Here’s what we know.

Charlie will reportedly appear on Today on Nov. 17 and admit that he’s been battling with HIV, a diagnosis he has known for years. Until now, he has kept his status under raps, so why is he going on TV to reveal that he’s contracted the terrible illness? According to a new report, he didn’t have much of a choice. TMZ says that Charlie confided in a few untrustworthy people, and they spread the word. Once the news reached some of Charlie’s many ex-partners, things got nasty.

Charlie’s past lovers were understandably infuriated that they had been exposed to HIV unknowingly, and lawsuits allegedly began popping up left and right. TMZ’s sources said Charlie settled many of the cases, exchanging money for confidentiality. Charlie reportedly had a lot of safeguards to keep his private business out of the public eye. Apparently, all visitors to his home must sign a confidentiality agreement that requires those that want to make a claim to do so outside of the courts, settling in arbitration instead.

Despite all of Sheen’s precautions, he’s allegedly poised to admit the diagnosis on his own. Perhaps the whirlwind of attention scared him, and made him decide to get ahead of someone else going to the media by telling us himself. Regardless of his reasoning, the Nov. 17 Matt Lauer interview is sure to be intense.

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What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Why is Charlie finally opening up about his diagnosis to the public? Sound off below!

— Emy LaCroix