Wow. Charlie Sheen’s ex, Amanda Bruce, told Dr. Oz that she knowingly had unprotected sex with the actor despite his HIV-positive status. She ignored his doctor’s advice and was ‘intimate every day’ with Charlie. Watch the shocking confession here.
After being diagnosed with HIV, Charlie Sheen‘s doctor advised the actor’s then-girlfriend, nurse Amanda Bruce, against having unprotected sex with him, but she didn’t listen. In a candid interview with Dr. Oz, which aired on the Nov. 18 episode of his show, Amanda said she was well aware of Charlie’s status, but still chose to get “intimate every day” with him.
Amanda said she dated Charlie for approximately eight months, and even after he cried while admitting his HIV status to her, she continued having unprotected sex with him for a number of months. They didn’t use condoms, but before you judge Amanda, you should know she consulted doctors and took PrEP (pre- exposure prophylaxis) to lower her risk of contracting the virus before they had sex.
One of Charlie’s doctors, physician Dr. Robert Huizenga, actually appeared on the show alongside Amanda and said he advised her against having unprotected sex.
“I was the doctor for her boyfriend, we called in other doctors and they felt the risk of transmission if she took the prophylaxis and he had undetectable level was miniscule. We can’t say it’s zero,” he said. “And so basically I think my advice to her was, ‘Don’t do it, but the risk is miniscule.’ And she elected to then go forward because she felt so close and wanted that level of intimacy.’
Amanda then added, “I mean, if I had met him on one night, and we had decided to engage in this, I’d say, ‘That’s Russian Roulette.’ The reality is, we had known each other for many months before we engaged in [sexual relations], and we were a couple, I was in love with him.”
Amanda also said they were exclusive while having unprotected sex and Charlie was taking his medication. They have since split, but Amanda said she and Charlie remain close, however, they do not have sex anymore. Watch the full interview in the video above.
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Should Amanda have had sex with Charlie while unprotected? Are you shocked by her confession?
— Chris Rogers