So, how was your Christmas? Probably better than Charlie Sheen’s! As you may be aware, the Hot Shots! Part Deux actor was arrested in Aspen early Friday morning and charged with second-degree assault, menacing, and criminal mischief. It’s not as fun as those last two charges sound, though, as it later came out that the alleged victim was Sheen’s wife, Brooke Mueller. Sheen was freed on $8,500 bail Friday night, but things only got more confusing from there.
On Saturday, TMZ reported that Mueller recanted her accusation to the police, saying she was drunk when she called 911 at 8:34 a.m. And she was! Mueller scored a .13 BAC count (Sheen was at a respectable .04). Yesterday, TMZ reported that Mueller initially told the police Sheen threatened her with a knife … which is part of the story that she already took back, we think.
This morning, People provided some comic relief, digging up Sheen and Mueller’s Christmas card, featuring the couple and their twin babies, along with the helpful explanation that it “looks like Charlie Sheen didn’t expect to get coal — or police handcuffs — this Christmas.” People also has an actual report on what happened, claiming the couple were a little tipsy at a friend’s dinner party, where they began engaging in a fight that lasted through the morning. Don’t worry, though, ‘cause they’ll be undergoing counseling. In related news, nobody cares how Jon Cryer’s Christmas went.