Charlie Sheen sentenced to rehab he’s already served, gets off with probation

ASPEN, CO - AUGUST 02: Charlie Sheen arrives at the Pitkin County Courthouse on August 2, 2010 in Aspen, Colorado. (Photo by Riccardo S. Savi/Getty Images)
In June, Charlie Sheen was about to be sentenced for pleading guilty for misdemeanor assault for choking and threatening to kill his wife last Christmas. It was thought that he would receive 30 days in jail in Aspen, Colorado in a cushy co-ed facility that has private rooms, a gym, a kitchen for inmates, and allows inmates to leave daily on work release. (Here are photos of the jail. It looks more like a dorm.) With time off for good behavior, Charlie would serve a little over two weeks. The only problem is that Charlie wouldn’t be allowed to smoke in jail, but he could take care of that during his work release at a local community theater for twelve hours a day. Instead, the woman in charge of the work release program objected to the leniency afforded Charlie, and wanted him to be on work release for just six hours a day with no smoking allowed. (This was after the sheriff had already signed off on the better deal.) Charlie’s lawyer of course was able to delay his sentencing and now Charlie has been sentenced to 30 days in rehab instead. That sounds decent and like Charlie will have to face at least some consequences for his behavior. Only Charlie has already been to rehab this year and that counts for time served. The guy got off on a technicality and only received probation. In a statement to paparazzi outside the courthouse, Charlie called his lawyer a “rock star.”

Charlie Sheen pleaded guilty Monday to a misdemeanor assault charge in his domestic violence case and was ordered to 30 days in rehab as part of a plea deal at a court hearing in Aspen, Colo. In exchange, two other charges were dropped.

The actor was also sentenced to three months probation and must complete 36 hours of domestic violence counseling.

Sheen appeared upbeat in the courtroom. Asked to enter a plea, he told the judge, “Guilty as charged your honor.” Asked why he was submitting that plea, Sheen replied, “Because I’m guilty.”

The actor added in a statement following the sentencing: “I’m very grateful to the court and to the people of Pitkin County. I look forward to complying with the court’s decision, getting on with my life and putting this behind me.”

Sheen’s lawyer, Yale Galanter, is pleased with the case’s outcome, saying, “Charlie got a great sentence, and I am privileged to have been able to do this for him.”

The Two and a Half Men star, 44, will be back at work on the set of his hit sitcom Tuesday working on the first episode of the new season.

[From People]

Charlie will of course return to work on Two and a Half Men with a reported salary of well upwards of $1 million an episode. He’s also reportedly moving forward with his divorce from Brooke Mueller now that this pesky assault case is settled. Charlie doesn’t have to worry too much about how much Brooke will come away with. He has a prenup that provides her a $500,000 marriage signing bonus, $300,000 a year (they were married in 2008) plus her share in their home, about $2.35 million. She’s also estimated to receive a whopping $125,000 or more a month in child support for her twin boys with Sheen. This slippery abusive creep should stick to seeing escorts and paid professionals. It’s cheaper and he probably treats them better than he does his wives.

Actor Charlie Sheen gestures towards the media as he leaves the Pitkin County Courthouse after a sentencing hearing in Aspen, Colorado August 2, 2010. Sheen was sentenced for assaulting his wife during an alcohol-fueled Christmas Day quarrel in Aspen. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT CRIME LAW)

Actor Charlie Sheen gestures towards fans as he arrives for a sentencing hearing at the Pitkin County Courthouse in Aspen, Colorado August 2, 2010. Sheen was expected to be sentenced for assaulting his wife during an alcohol-fueled Christmas Day quarrel in Aspen. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT CRIME LAW)

Actor Charlie Sheen arrives for a sentencing hearing at the Pitkin County Courthouse in Aspen, Colorado August 2, 2010. Sheen was expected to be sentenced for assaulting his wife during an alcohol-fueled Christmas Day quarrel in Aspen.  REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT CRIME LAW PROFILE)

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  1. LOVE ANGELINA says:

    HAH!!!!!!!!!! Slippery was the word that ran through my mind. I am watching the Today and they are doing a story on it. I have to admit I like Sheen but how can he just get away with a slap on the wrist practically? How? How?!?! Charlie is a huge mess but he keeps getting away with it. Charlie also shouldn’t be dating, he is absolutely mental.

  2. S says:

    I always wondered why he kept getting married and procreating…he never seems to enjoy any of it and always goes back to what he does enjoy – hookers and drugs. Not to say he doesn’t love his children, I’m sure he loves his children, but I’m sure he’d also be happy to see them on weekends.

  3. Gwen says:

    How come he turned out like this shit? Martin Sheen seems so sensible or am I getting him mixed up with President Bartlet??

  4. Kaboom says:

    More Lohan-style Hollwwood “justice”.

  5. bellaluna says:

    What. An. Asshole.

    And the special treatment within the legal system continues…for those notorious few who can afford it.

  6. LOVE ANGELINA says:

    Gwen: Charlie is the black sheep of the Estevez/Sheen family. Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez are normal. Its charlie thats looney toons.

  7. MSat says:

    Jeez, and people think Lohan got off easy. This guy put a knife to someone’s throat and gets a cake walk. Unbelievable.

  8. meme says:

    Unbelievable the crap this douchebag keeps getting away with.

  9. Kitten says:

    What a smug douche.

  10. Jazz says:

    Teflon Chuck gets away with it again. One of these days he’ll come across a woman who will nail him, much like what happened with Mel Gibson.

  11. Andrea-2 says:

    I always wondered why people like Charlie Sheen and Robert Downey Jr. got free passes (and accolades) when Lohan is almost as villified as Bin Laden. What about Winona Ryder. She shoplifted a few items (I believe she switched price tages on items) and couldn’t get a job in Hollywood for years.

  12. Fluffy Kitten Tail says:

    @Andrea-2- Downey hardly got a free pass. He went to prison and was out of work for a good length of time. Also, he has real acting talent, whereas Lohan does not. Downey never was a woman beater to my knowledge like Sheen, so why should he be vilified?

    Lohan has gotten away with far more than anyone else would have in the same circumstances.

    Sheen is scum, and CBS should be ashamed of themselves for not only keeping him but giving in to his demands.

  13. lucy2 says:

    So…I guess he’ll never see the inside of a jail cell until he ACTUALLY kills someone.

  14. Kitten says:

    @Fluffy Kitten Tail-took the words right out of my mouth. You can’t compare RDJ’s trangressions to Sheen’s. And I totally agree with you about CBS-shame on them. Glad to say I only watched that show once a long time ago (thought it sucked btw)..

  15. snowball says:

    That scumsucker Yale Galanter is also O.J. Simpson’s attorney. He’s represented him for everything after the murder trial, including the last stuff in Nevada.

    I was watching some clips of good ol’ Charlie walking out after court and one of the a-hole officers – OFFICERS – was grinning and shaking Charlie’s hand as he escorted him to his car. It made me want to puke.

  16. mln says:

    I wonder if Sheen had taken his mothers’ name Estevez(like his brother) if he would still have teflon-like persona. He has shown himself to be a creep over and over and the bad boy sexiness has faded completly.

  17. RobN says:

    It’s a He said – She said case and unfortunately, the She in this case is a cocaine addict with a history of failed rehab attempts who blew a .14 blood alcohol on that Christmas morning. There’s not a lot of credibilty there and the prosecutors knew it. Just because we all think we know what happened, and we probably do, doesn’t mean a prosecutor can prove it.

  18. denise says:

    Charlie Sheen will always be Charlie Sheen. Why women think he is marriage material is beyond me.

  19. buckley says:

    Hate this fucking creep.
    Can’t believe how much money he makes for that super lame show.
    I hope karma comes calling soon idiot.

  20. Just a Poster says:

    So exactly what type of deal did he make with the devil? Hope it was worth it Charlie… its gonna be a bitch when it is time to pay up.

  21. elvisgrace says:

    This is disgusting. He should have gotten jail time, and the same type of rehab as Lohan aka, not special cushy star treatment rehab. CBS should have dropped his ass.

  22. kiki says:

    sexist much? hollywood ‘s double standard ostracizes lindsey yet rewards charlie w 1milli.episode wtf???

  23. cprincess says:

    its time for Charlie to be held accountable-this is BS…
    I used to like him but now I think the hookers and drugs are getting to his brain…
    I cant believe that Martin Sheen is his dad-hes such a class act…

  24. Andrea-2 says:

    @Fluffy Kitten Tail
    1. Talent doesn’t give you a pass; that’s the same crap people use to excuse Polanski and…
    2. Just because I used Downey and Sheen as examples doesn’t mean I feel their transgressions were the same. Downey and Lohan however,are both drug addicts-yet people weren’t screaming “Off with his head” with such vehemence when it came to him…

  25. Wresa says:

    Woah, I’m certainly calling Mr. Galenter if I am ever in trouble. This plea deal is a joke on the court system. No integrity whatsoever on any side of this case.

    Sounds like they need a Judge Revel over in Aspen.

  26. truthSF says:

    kiki, actually Sheen is making $1.8 million an episode for 2 season of 2 1/2 Men. That 48 episode in all, you do the math on how much that f*cker will be making.

    Better yet, let me, that’s $86.4 million for 2 years of work. You know the saying:

    When money talks, principles walk.

  27. Vicky Corday says:

    Who watches the show that allows this misogynist sociopath to make 1.8 mil per show? No one I know, thank goodness.

  28. Chris says:

    “Teflon Chuck gets away with it again.”"

    Teflon was the first word that came to my mind too. Not only did the court go easy on him but the media have been particularly soft on him as well. I’ve seen some celebrities absolutely crucified for less. In fact I’m amazed there aren’t more people posting about him on this thread.

  29. Jazz says:

    Andrea-2 – RDJ got over a year in jail, he didn’t get a free pass for anything. Even Lohan is getting off easy compared to him.

  30. trashaddict says:

    Wow. My post got blocked. But if you want to send your thoughts to Mr. Galanter, just google him, you can find his e-mail on his website. Maybe CB thought he would be out for blood if the link was posted. And you thought Xenu’s people had influence!