Los Angeles police said on Wednesday that Charlie Sheen was the subject of a criminal investigation headed by detectives from an elite stalking unit.
“Actor Charlie Sheen is the subject of a felony threat investigation triggered by his ex-fiancée. Los Angeles police and the woman’s lawyer told NBC News on Wednesday.”
Scottine Ross, a retired pornographic film star, has previously accused Sheen, 50, in a civil suit of assault, battery, intentional inflection of emotional distress, false imprisonment and negligence for failing to disclose that he was HIV-positive during their engagement, which ended in 2014.
David Ring, an attorney for Ross, 26, who performed under the name Brett Rossi, told NBC News that his client returned to Los Angeles police recently to seek a protective order against Sheen.
The order was sought after The National Enquirer and Radar Online published excerpts on March 31 of what they said was an audiotape in which Sheen confesses to having lied about his HIV status and having threatened to kill Ross.
Los Angeles police served a search warrant Tuesday at the magazine’s New York headquarters seeking the audiotape and confirmed Wednesday to NBC News that Sheen was the subject of a “felony threat investigation.” They would provide no further details.
The magazine’s parent company, American Media Inc., said in a statement to NBC News that it believes the warrant
“violates federal and state law prohibiting the use of search warrants against media companies who are reporting news and information.”
The allegations included in the warrant match those made in a civil lawsuit Ross filed Dec. 3 in Los Angeles County Superior Court. In the suit, Ross alleges that in addition to concealing his HIV status from her, Sheen on numerous occasions erupted in violent fits, often accompanied by threats.
Source: NBC news/ GuardianUK