Sheen Plans Legal Action To Retain Joint Custody Of Twins

Authorities removed Charlie Sheen's twin boys from his home after his estranged wife filed a restraining order, the beleaguered actor told reporters Wednesday.

Brooke Mueller alleges Sheen was abusive to her and filed for a temporary restraining order and a custody order.

Mueller's family members told CNN that Mueller went with an off-duty sheriff's deputy and a nanny to get the 2-year-old boys. They said Sheen's attorney spoke with Mueller's attorney before Sheen handed over the children.

But Sheen said he plans legal action to regain joint custody.

"You're in my heart. Bob, Max, it's your dada," he said to his sons on CNN affiliate KTLA. "I have never lied to you, and this is another example of that. I will see you soon. You're in my heart and I love you."

Sheen said authorities arrived at his home Tuesday night. He said he remained calm and videotaped the entire episode.

Mueller's family members told CNN the sons were with Brooke Mueller, her mother and the children's nanny.

"I think she is latching onto some of this recent press," Sheen said of his most recent troubles.

CBS halted production of the sitcom "Two and a Half Men," the show Sheen was starring in, after Sheen's rant on a radio show last week.

Sheen denied any anti-Semitic intent in the comments he made about his show's co-creator, Chuck Lorre, whose real name, Sheen said, was Chaim Levine.

"I've never had that in my past," he said. "You can look as deep and as far as you want."

But Abraham H. Foxman, the national director of the Anti-Defamation League, said in a statement last week, "By invoking television producer Chuck Lorre's Jewish name in the context of an angry tirade against him, Charlie Sheen left the impression that another reason for his dislike of Mr. Lorre is his Jewishness. This fact has no relevance to Mr. Sheen's complaint or disagreement, and his words are at best bizarre, and at worst, borderline anti-Semitism."

Sheen has reportedly demanded an apology from the Anti-Defamation League for Foxman's comments.

Warner Bros. Television said Tuesday it will pay "Two and a Half Men's" crew for the four episodes initially set to begin production this week. Warner Bros. spokesman Paul McGuire confirmed the payments will be made.

Warner Bros. Television is owned by Time Warner Inc., the parent company of CNN.

According to TMZ, the payments will amount to about $2 million for the 200 core crew members.

On Monday, Sheen threatened during various interviews to sue CBS for halting production of the show. He also told NBC he wanted $3 million per episode instead of the $2 million he was previously making, but later backed off that assertion, telling CNN's Piers Morgan that his only hard-and-fast demand was that he and the crew get paid for another eight weeks of work.

He started a Twitter account Monday that had gained more than 800,000 followers by Tuesday.

"My sons' are fine," he said on Twitter. "My path is now clear... Defeat is not an option..!"

Sheen said he is determined to keep a public eye on what happens with his sitcom crew.

"I wanted to get everybody's attention and throw the eyes of the world on this, and clearly my plan is working," he told KTLA. "I'm going to keep shaking the trees until I get the answers I need."

CBS previously placed the sitcom on "production hiatus" after the actor began rehab treatments, and had planned to resume taping on four more episodes this week. It's not clear if "Two and Half Men" will return for a ninth season.

"Everything is as it I stated at the beginning -- I am clean, focused and ready to get back to work," Sheen said.

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  • by John Location: Richlands on Mar 8, 2011 at 02:57 PM
    He thinks he is so hot then why not he put up or shut up. He as getting paid 2M per show then he and his conections should make the rest of the show and then sell it to CBS for all profit. He could do like Mel G with his movie.
  • by joe Location: north carolina on Mar 2, 2011 at 11:44 PM
    Is this the same woman who threw a temper tantrum and tried to throw him in jail for paying more attention to his daughter than her? The one who had to go to rehab for drunkness? And face charges of falsifying a police report. It sounds to me like this is a family matter and none of CBS's business. Sheen can say anything he wants, the supreme court says so. And whatever else he is, it sounds like he is a good father. CBS and Ms. Mueller need to understand that respect goes both ways. And it is hard to respect a woman who tries to get Sheen jailed because her feelings were hurt. Or the media for butting in on someone's private life If Charlie Sheen takes CBS and the media on, then where do I send money for his defense fund?
  • by Anonymous on Mar 2, 2011 at 01:59 PM
    I disagree, I think Charlie makes the show and without him it wouldnt be the same BUT after hearing his comments the last few days I have lost all respect for him, tiger blood, yeah right
  • by ha on Mar 2, 2011 at 01:53 PM
    he's under the delusion that he made "Two and A Half Men" a success. JON CRYER is 1000 times more talented than Sheen could ever hope to be, and he's too dignified to flaunt it. Cryer is the one who's made the show a success. How much talent do you need to act like a listless jerk aka be yourself (Charlie Sheen) on TV? The show should go on - without Sheen. How difficult would it be to replace an dim wit like him? Now, as for his recent manic antics...the holier than thou nonsense is repulsive, unfounded, and insane. Do any of us really believe he's a Warlock with Tiger blood and Adonis DNA? I'm waiting for him to call himself a deity. I'm sure that's next. He's a clown, a joke, an idiot, and a narcissist. No, I will not pick on his addiction issues. That would be despicable. Addiction is a disease, but the rest of it is of his own making.
  • by anonymous on Mar 2, 2011 at 01:47 PM
    All you can do is pray for him!!!
  • by anon Location: wallace on Mar 2, 2011 at 12:37 PM
    i am about tired of hearing about this drug addicted, alcohol, porno spoiled brat loser. quit sticking the camera in his face and he will just go away. he is sick in the head and is have dellusions. he needs to take a slow boat to china!
  • by Anonymous on Mar 2, 2011 at 12:22 PM
    People like him are not living in the real world. Hollywood freaks.
  • by sue Location: simpson on Mar 2, 2011 at 12:19 PM
    I hope they don't give him any kind of custody. I watched him on TV for the last couple of days. What a JERK (that is saying it mildly). He is drugged up when he was talking on TV. He thinks he is something. But in reality he is ZERO, nothing. The only reason he got a part in any program is his father. The best thing for those twins is to stay as far away from that druggie as possible. He is a idiot, a jerk, a scum bucket, oh I could go on & on. I think you get the idea.
  • by B Location: Gville on Mar 2, 2011 at 12:05 PM
    Charlie is the new Mel.

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