Denise Richards is often seen out with her father, Irv, and her two sad-looking daughters, Sam, four, and Lola, three. Richard’s mother died of cancer late last year. Sam and Lola have another set of grandparents on their father’s side, Martin Sheen and his wife of 47 years, Janet Templeton. The two young girls aren’t seeing much of their grandparents on their dad’s side, though. Richards and Sheen went through a contentious divorce in 2005 and 2006.Sheen has visititation rights, which Richards has tried to block and restrict multiple times.
Richards is also said to be blocking access to the girls from Sheen’s parents. They can presumably see their grandparents on their father’s side when they’re visiting their dad, of course, but Martin Sheen is mighty upset that he has limited time with his granddaughters, especially after he tried to defend Richards to his son.
Denise’s ex-dad-in-law, Martin Sheen, regularly defended her when Charlie Sheen ripped her as a derange liar, cheat, skank… etc. – but [Martin] suddenly see’s things [his son's] way now that she’s ruthlessly blocking access to his beloved granddaughters! Said a source:
“Denise stupidly ruined any good will Martin had for her. He was the one cool head in their nasty divorce battle, keeping his son on a leash when he’d start his attack-dog tactics… but no more!”
Martin’s frustrated because Denise – who’d poured her heart out to him in long phone calls when the divorce war began – blows him off when he calls to ask if he and wife Janet can see Sam and Lola, saying “now is not a good time…”
“Denise knows Martin has taken her side many times – so now it’s like she’s spitting in his face.”
[From The National Enquirer, print edition, Mike Walker's column, AUgust 25, 2008]
Martin has apologized for his son for asking him to temper his comments about Denise and now sees exactly what he was talking about once she turned on him, too.
Do we expect any other type of behavior from this woman? She accused her husband of child abuse so that she could try and rip visitation away from him, but that was thrown out by a judge who saw it for the ploy that it was. At least her show has been canceled and she’ll have to go back to living on that child support from Charlie. Will she wither away once the spotlight focuses away from her vile self-righteous behavior?
The other day I heard a heartbreaking story about a grandmother who watched her grandson from the time he was an infant until he was five. Her son divorced his wife and she hasn’t seen her grandson since. It’s been 13 years. Charlie and Denise live close enough that they can share visititation despite Denise’s unwillingness to obey court orders, and Charlie’s folks can see their granddaughters when they’re in his care. It’s got to be a slap in the face for Martin to be told by Denise that he can’t see the girls after he listen to her sob story so many times and tried to help smooth things out between the harpy and his son.
Denise Richards is shown out with her dad, Irv, on 8/18/08. Credit: Zink/Fame Pictures