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Charlie Sheen: The Next Phil Spector?

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Dr. Michelle Golland: Charlie Sheen and his entourage are playing a deadly game with women's lives. While reading about his latest drunken, violent episode, I couldn't help but think of Phil Spector, who was convicted of murdering Lana Clarkson in a drunken haze. During the court proceedings in Spector's case, numerous women reported having been threatened and treated violently by Phil Spector. Spector's entourage had done him no service by minimizing his violent tendencies.

Charlie Sheen

In my estimation, if Charlie Sheen continues on this path -- with his representatives minimizing and enabling his violent and destructive behavior -- we might someday see someone seriously hurt, if not dead. Hopefully we won't be seeing Charlie Sheen in an orange jumpsuit, and an innocent life taken because of his serious emotional and mental-health issues.

Let's take a look at Charlie Sheen's violent history against women, which began in the early 1990's:

  • 1991: He "accidently" shot actress Kelly Preston in the arm while they were engaged. The engagement ended shortly after the incident.
  • 1996: The Los Angeles Times reported that he pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of battery with serious bodily injury against then-girlfriend Brittany Ashland. She was knocked unconscious when he violently knocked her to the floor.
  • 2005: Second wife Denise Richards filed a sworn declaration, alleging that Sheen had assaulted her and threatened her life.
  • 2006: Richards filed for and received a restraining order against Sheen. In January 2010,she told Oprah that she had gotten the order of protection because Sheen was verbally abusive and had pushed and shoved her.
  • 2009: Sheen pled guilty to assaulting third wife Brooke Mueller, the mother of two of his four children. Brooke feared for her life and reported that he had used a knife while threatening to kill her.
  • October 26, 2010: In the latest incident, Charlie Sheen was taken to a hospital in New York City early Tuesday morning after trashing a room at the Plaza Hotel and frightening a female companion enough that she felt the need to lock herself in the bathroom and call security. Sheen had supposedly flown into a rage when he believed that his wallet and phone were missing. Denise Richards and their two daughters were in the hotel room next door when the incident occurred.

Charlie Sheen is out of control and needs serious mental-health intervention for his anger and drug-and-alcohol issues. The intervention needs to be carried out by those who truly care about his life and well-being, not those who just want his money and what he can provide for them due to his fame and fortune. If those around him continue to operate in a diluted, colluded and polluted manner (as his entourage has done), I predict that Sheen may die -- or someone who is in the wrong place at the wrong time when he flies into a violent drunken rage may wind up dead.

Charlie, you may be the highest-paid actor on TV now, but Phil Spector invented the "wall of sound" and was a "genius," and now he is worrying about getting beaten up by fellow inmates while walking the prison yard.


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