Mr. Charlie Sheen, the Two and A Half Men star, is trying to get his monthly child support payments lowered, because of a supposed drop in earnings in the last seven years. In new court papers, Charlie’s lawyer claims that he can’t afford to pay child support any longer because he has been “blacklisted” from Hollywood.
In a report from The Blast, Charlie is paying his two ex’s, Denise Richards and Brooke Mueller, approximately $75,000 per month in child support. Charlie has two daughters with Denise, whom he married between 2002 and 2008, and also twin sons with Mueller, his partner from 2008 until 2011.
Because of his infamous outburst in 2011 which ultimately led to his firing, Charlie has been unable to find work in the entertainment industry.
Sheen famously talked with ABC News in 2011, and said he wasn’t “bi-polar,” but “bi-winning,” and also claimed to have been “banging seven gram rocks and finishing them.”
Afterward, Charlie and other members of the cast, including Jon Cryer, feuded publicly. Jon claimed that Charlie wasn’t professional on Two And A Half Men, and his antics caused a lot of problems.
As a result of his “blacklisting” in Hollywood, Charlie has less than $10 million to his name, after years of successful television productions including Anger Management and Two And A Half Men.
His fallout from Hollywood was shocking, considering that, in 2010, Charlie was the highest paid actor on television and received around $1.8 million for every episode of Two And A Half Men – created by Chuck Lorre and CBS.
Charlie supposedly owes millions of dollars to his lawyers, in addition to the Internal Revenue Agency, as well as house payments.
This comes shortly after the actor sold his Beverly Hills mansion for $10 million, just twelve years after he paid $7.2 million for it. Doctors also diagnosed him with HIV three years ago, a claim that Charlie admitted in an interview with Matt Lauer in 2015.