Sheen’s ex-fiancee sues actor over HIV exposure
An ex-fiancee of Charlie Sheen has sued the actor claiming he didn’t disclose earlier he was HIV positive.
The lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court by Scottine Ross states she and Sheen had been together five times before she learned he was HIV positive.
The “Two and a Half Men” star publicly disclosed he was HIV positive on the “Today” show last month.
Ross first met Sheen in November 2013. They got engaged in 2014.
Sheen’s attorney Marty Singer says the actor will vigorously contest the suit and has numerous witnesses who will dispute Ross’ claims.
Last month, “The West Wing” actor Martin Sheen said he wishes he had the courage of his son Charlie.
The father spoke during an event at The Ritz-Carlton resort in Naples, Florida, hours after his son’s appearance on NBC’s “Today.”
According to the Naples Daily News, Sheen said his 50-year-old son had been working up to the announcement for months with his family’s encouragement.
Sheen said that as he watched his son reveal “his deepest, darkest secret, I couldn’t believe the level of courage I was witnessing, and that it was my son.”
Sheen encouraged support for people struggling with drug and alcohol addictions.
He said he hoped the announcement was “the first day of the rest of Charlie’s life as a free man.”