Former madam Heidi Fleiss wants Charlie Sheen to be a 'role model' for those with HIV
Some of the women in Charlie Sheen's life are rallying around him after revealing on television today he is HIV positive.
The 50-year-old actor made the bombshell announcement to Matt Lauer on The Today Show this morning and while his ex-wives Denise Richards and Brooke Mueller are said to have been aware of his condition for some time, his other ex-girlfriends have come forward to offer their suopport.
Former madam Heidi Fleiss, who Charlie helped convict during her high profile trial in the 1995, said she would "marry Charlie today" and will always consider him a friend, saying they never had a romantic relationship.
"Now that his name is out there I would want Charlie to be a role model for people with HIV," she told Daily Mail Online, adding she has known of his diagnosis for several months.
"Of all the people he can show you can live with that and still have a good life.
"He was still do pretty much what he wants and be a good father to his kids. He can be a role model to people with HIV.
"I know his mother and father love him and support him no matter what. He will always have that love and support."
Meanwhile, a string of ex-girlfriends have come forward to speak of their own experiences.
Bree Olsen (29), who was one of Charlie's "goddesses" in 2011, tweeted: "Recorded myself for half an hour being tested for HIV and getting the results. This is so stressful."
"There are speculations circling that one of my ex boyfriends from years ago may have contracted the HIV virus. They are rumors and I know nothing more than anyone else," the former porn star wrote.
"I, myself have been to my gynecologist at least once a year since we split up and have always been tested across the board for everything and have came back clean across the board every time."
Natalie Kenly, who was another "goddess" with Olsen, said: “He is not a monster. He has regard for human beings and cares about people. I do not see him knowingly putting women at risk.”
Actress Heather Locklear, who did not date the star, but featured with him in Spin City, said: "My heart hurts. Prayers for Charlie and his family."