EXCLUSIVE: Charlie Sheen to Write Memoir Detailing Career and HIV Diagnosis
By Stacy Lambe
Charlie Sheen is planning to write a book about his life, ET
After revealing that he is HIV positive, the 50-year-old actor is moving forward with the next chapter in his career. Sheen’s manager, Mark Burg, is meeting with publishers about a memoir, which would detail the actor's long-running screen career and HIV diagnosis.
On Tuesday, Sheen sat down with Matt Lauer on Today to discuss his health, when he revealed that he is HIV positive. "I think I released myself from this
prison today," he said of the diagnosis he’s kept secret for nearly four
Both Sheen’s career and relationships have been headline fodder.
Sheen has publicly struggled with substance abuse problems for years, and has spent several stints in rehab facilities.
On Today, Sheen opened up about his battle with depression. "I was so depressed
by the position I was in," he said. "I was doing a lot of drugs and I
was making really bad decisions. That part I know 100 percent."
Sheen recently made headlines when he was forcibly ejected from Hennessey's Tavern in Dana Point, California, after security escorted him out of the establishment
in a headlock after behaving disruptively in the dining room.
His history of peculiar behavior began in 2011, when the Golden Globe winner publicly and repeatedly insulted Two and a Half Men creator
and executive producer Chuck Lorre, while Sheen was still a cast member on the
show. Sheen was subsequently dismissed, and his character killed off, which
marked the start of his highly publicized "meltdown," including
erratic behavior and unintelligible interviews.
Sheen's tumultuous relationships with his ex-wives and girlfriends have often been the subject of tabloid scrutiny, including his
numerous relationships with adult film actresses.
In the 1990s, Sheen famously dated adult film stars Ginger Lynn and Heather Hunter. In 2011, Sheen began a relationship with former adult
film actress Bree Olson, whom he called one of his "goddesses."
They reportedly lived together in 2011. Olson announced her retirement from adult films and also left Sheen later that year.
In a 2013 interview with Piers Morgan, Sheen said that he was dating Penthouse model Georgia Jones, and in February 2014 Sheen
revealed that he and adult film actress Scottine Ross had gotten engaged. However, they called off the
engagement in November of that year.
Sheen has also been married three times. Sheen's first marriage to Donna Peele, which began in 1995, came to an end a year later when
Sheen was named as an alleged client of Heidi Fleiss' escort agency.
Sheen and actress Denise Richards, who share two kids -- 11-year-old daughter Sam and 10-year-old daughter Lola -- tied the knot in June
2002. Richards filed for divorce in March 2005, accusing Sheen of abusing
alcohol and making threats against her. Their divorce was finalized the next
Sheen then tied the knot with actress Brook Mueller in May 2008, and welcomed twin sons Bob and Max in March 2009. Sheen filed for divorce
in November 2010. The next year, Mueller reportedly obtained a restraining
order against Sheen and social services removed Bob and Max from Sheen's home.
Sheen and Mueller's divorce became final in May 2011.
Sheen is also the father of a 30-year-old daughter, Cassandra, from his relationship with his former high school girlfriend Paula