Charlie Sheen probed by elite stalking unit in LA
Los Angeles police have said that actor Charlie Sheen was the subject of a criminal investigation headed by detectives from an elite stalking unit.
Officer Matthew Ludwig said Sheen was listed as a suspect in a criminal investigation report received on March 31. He declined to detail the allegations or identify the alleged victim, but said detectives from the department's Threat Management Unit had obtained a search warrant in the case.
The celebrity news site RadarOnline reported that it had been served a subpoena from Los Angeles police for a 35-minute audio recording purportedly of Sheen that includes Sheen threatening his ex-fiancée Scottine Ross.
She performed in porn films under the name Brett Rossi and sued Sheen in December for assault, battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress claims.
Her lawsuit states she and Sheen had sex five times before the actor told her he was HIV positive, and that the actor threatened to kill her during their relationship, which ended in 2014. Sheen publicly disclosed he was HIV positive in November, but he said he disclosed his status to all his sexual partners.
"We believe the search warrant is illegal and violates federal and state law," Dylan Howard, editorial director of RadarOnline.com, said.
RadarOnline said it had not posted the audio, but described it as being recorded by one of Sheen's former lovers. The website states the LAPD warrant wants the audio not only for evidence against Sheen, but because it might also yield information that would exonerate him.
There was no immediate comment from Sheen's lawyer or publicist.