Charlie Sheen has insisted that any stories about him infecting previous sexual partners with HIV are “bullshit”, saying he had been diagnosed with the disease four years beforehand.
The former Two And A Half Men actor went public with the news of his HIV diagnosis in November.
Image: Charlie Sheen
50-year-old Sheen granted an interview to the famous journalist and TV presenter Piers Morgan at a one-off event at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London, BelfastTelegraph reported. During the chat, Charlie admitted he had not always told his partners about his sexually transmitted disease, but said he had not had sex without protection.
Since the actor went public with his HIV status, he has been hit by allegations from previous partners, including former fiancee Brett Rossi and ex-girlfriend Bree Olson, that he had unprotected sex without telling them he had the STD.
He said: ” The only couple of times I didn’t tell somebody was because the last 25 times I’d told somebody, they used it against me, and they used my medical condition for their own folly and financial gain.
“And the amount of despicable charlatans that I thought were allies, that then turned against me, they were coming out of the woodwork, it was crazy.”
Asked if he had put anyone else at risk by having unprotected sex, Sheen said: ” I never did. On all five of my children, and my granddaughter, I never did. Because I wouldn’t do that to someone. I would not. How could I explain it later?
“And here’s the great news: no one has been infected by me. No one.
“They claim the sorrow and the pity or whatever, but that’s on them, and again I know the truth.”
Sheen also spoke a bit on political issues. He said that if the U.S. Presidential aspirant Donald Trump is elected, he will support him as president of the United States, believing the Republican candidate to have what it takes.
According to the actor, “people will get what they deserve” voting Donald as president.
” I think people just responded to something different, something fresh, something maverick, something innovative on some level, he added trying to explain the presidential candidate’s achievements.
“If he gets in I gotta support him and hope he does the best job he can, and if he doesn’t, then man – that was a hulluva run.”
Image: MP Jo Cox.
“I don’t know how you look her children in the eyes and say, she deserved this because of a different opinion,” he said.
“I don’t know how you have that moment with her children. No one deserves that. I don’t even know or care what side she was on.
“We were driving to another venue the other night, and the news just came on that she didn’t survive, and I opened the sun roof, and it rained just enough that I said, ‘Look at this, man: The sky is crying for her’.”
Going back to the issue of HIV and the long list of people he has allegedly put at risk, Sheen said that since he publicly revealed his HIV diagnosis, he had only slept with one woman.
He said: “There’s so much more time now to do more important things. I spend a lot of time with my children and my family, and I’m just – I’m sorry, I’ve had sex once in seven months. For the right reasons.
“Still waiting for her to call back! It’s okay. It’s a drought – sure – but for the right reasons. There’s other things to focus on.”
Image: Denise Richards and Charlie Sheen.
Asked by Morgan to pick one of his three ex-wives to be stranded on a desert island with, Sheen chose actress and former fashion model Denise Richards. The two divorced ten years ago.
He said: “Denise and I were more on a cosmic collision course.
“I’d put her on a desert island because I don’t care how much she pisses me off and f**** shit up, she’s still nice to watch walking around naked. I haven’t seen that in a while, but I can’t deny it.”
Image: Elizabeth Hurley.
The actor also revealed he has a crush on Liz Hurley.
This became more awkward when Morgan revealed that Hurley’s ex-boyfriend, the cricketer Shane Warne, was in the audience.
Sheen joked: “That guy’s kind of put together, I should get the f*** out of here.”