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Sheen sues woman in 'bedroom fight' TV interview

Anthony McCartney in Los Angeles

Published 24/11/2010 | 05:00

IT has been exactly a month since the wild night that left a New York hotel room in tatters and sent Charlie Sheen to the hospital, but the drama goes on.

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Police in New York were last night investigating a harassment claim made a day earlier by a woman found locked in the bathroom of the star's suite during the incident at the upmarket Plaza Hotel. She told police the actor put his hands around her throat during the raucous evening in late October, but she managed to slip away and hide in a bathroom.

She later said in a televised interview yesterday that the actor used racial slurs.

Within hours, Sheen sued Capri Anderson claiming her version of events was a fabrication and that she was seeking $1m (€750,000) from him to keep quiet about what had transpired.

Sheen's suit pre-empted a lawsuit that Ms Anderson said she planned to file alleging assault and false imprisonment. Police in New York will interview Sheen, but no date has been set. No charges have been filed, but the competing allegations ensure that the troubled star's life will remain the subject of court hearings.

The 'Two and a Half Men' actor was briefly hospitalised on October 26 after security at the luxury Plaza Hotel reported he was disorderly and had broken furniture in his room. He voluntarily went with authorities for a psychiatric evaluation and was released from the hospital the same day. His publicist, Stan Rosenfield, said at the time that Sheen had an adverse reaction to medication.

Sheen's lawsuit claims Ms Anderson threatened to meet with a district attorney if he did not pay her $1m. The lawsuit also claims Ms Anderson dropped the demand to $500,000 (€375,000) on the eve of taping the ABC interview to remain quiet.

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