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Sheen’s Lawyer Disputes Claims of Abuse

by Shannon Harris on November 23, 2010

A day after Capri Anderson, the adult film star reported to be with actor Charlie Sheen during his hotel rampage last month, went on TV to say she’d be filing a criminal complaint, Sheen’s attorney took the airwaves to retort, ABC News reports.

Sheen’s lawyer, Yale Galanter, told Good Morning America that Anderson had threatened Sheen with a lurid television appearance full of lies unless the embattled actor cut her a check in exchange for her silence.

Galanter’s claim comes just a day after Anderson appeared on the same program and alleged that Sheen grabbed her by the throat and spewed racial slurs at her the night he was found naked and disoriented in a New York City hotel room. Still, his lawyer maintains that she lacks credibility.

“This girl has just changed her story. She has absolutely no credibility,” Galanter told the news program. “It’s totally untrue. It’s complete fabrication. It’s just a complete pack of lies.”

Fueling Galanter’s questions about the validity of Anderson’s claims is the fact that she waited over a month to go to the police with her allegations. She plans to file charges for second-degree harassment, which carries a maximum sentence of 15 days in jail.

The allegations of abuse are just the latest legal troubles in the life of the Two and a Half Men star. Sheen was arrested less than a year ago on charges stemming from an altercation with his then-wife Brooke Mueller. In August of this year, he plead guilty to misdemeanor assault and as a result had to serve 30 days in rehab, 30 days on probation and 36 hours in anger management counseling.

Despite his troubles, Sheen remains one of the most popular actors in Hollywood, and is currently the highest paid actor on television.

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