One of the main things that Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards continue to fight over is whether to vaccinate their two daughters, Sam, 4, and Lola, 3. Sheen is adamantly anti-vaccination, and his insistence that the girls not be vaccinated was the first thing Denise mentioned when asked on Larry King how they differed in their parenting approach. She said “number one, I believe in vaccinating our daughters and health — I know there’s a lot of controversy around vaccinations. I don’t believe in all of them. I believe they need some of them.”
Sheen is said to have been livid when he heard that Richards vaccinated their children without asking him first. Sheen’s lawyer sent a sternly worded letter to the girls’ pediatrician in May saying that his client did not consent to him treating Sheen’s daughters. The letter also mentioned that the pediatrician insisted that he would treat the girls despite Sheen’s objections.
Sheen has paid the pediatrician back for his refusal to stop treating and immunizing his daughters. He sent over a big box full of nickels by courier in order to settle a $380 bill:
Dr. Peter Waldstein, a Bev Hills pediatrician, has treated Charlie and Denise’s two kids in the past. Charlie was pissed that the doc was immunizing the kiddies, because he doesn’t believe in it. Charlie sent Waldstein a letter, demanding that he no longer treat the kids, but the Dr. fired his own letter back saying he would treat them if they needed medical attention, no matter what.
So, there was this outstanding $380 bill that Charlie paid by messenger today. It was a big box filled with $380, all in nickels. By our calculations that’s 7,600 nickels.
We’re told the Dr. is donating the loot to the March of Dimes.
Charlie’s rep, Stan Rosenfield, said, “Dr. Waldstein should spend more time treating his patients than leaking stories to TMZ.” Rosenfield adds, “Maybe Dr. Waldstein would like to be featured in John McCain’s next television commercial [famous for being famous].”
For the record, we’re not saying who gave us the story.
Stan Rosenfield also reps George Clooney and he comes up with some of the best responses to stories about his clients. It’s pretty obnoxious to send a box of small change to someone instead of a check, but it’s not illegal. According to Snopes.com, there’s no law against paying a debt even entirely in pennies. At least the doctor is donating the money to the March of Dimes, but that also probably absolves him of the responsibility to roll all those dimes. One of those automatic sorting machines would probably come in handy.
Can you imagine Charlie Sheen walking into a bank and asking for $400 worth of nickels? I can see his face all contorted in a twisted smile as he contemplates his revenge while ripping open the cardboard tubes and dumping the nickels into a box. It’s a much better idea than slashing someone’s tires or sending them a bunch of magazine subscriptions.