Denise Richards turned down millions to dish the dirt on Charlie Sheen

46695, NEW YORK, NEW YORK - Wednesday October 27 2010. Denise Richards heads to The CW Studios, New York, early Wednesday morning amid more lurid allegations about her former husband, Charlie Sheen. Sheen allegedly trashed his suite in the Plaz hotel, New York, in the early hours of Tuesday morning. It is claimed the star is heading back to rehab after he was found allegedly drunk and naked in his room. Denise was married to the troubled actor from 2002 to 2006 and the couple have two children. Photograph:
Denise Richards has been nothing but gracious in the face of Charlie’s latest hookers and blow meltdown. She’s merely responded that it’s a private matter, that she’s focusing on keeping life normal for her young daughters, and she’s achieved a peaceful coparenting relationship with Charlie. The guy makes a better ex than a husband, especially when you read Denise’s divorce declaration on The Smoking Gun and compare it to details from his Christmas day abuse of his estranged wife, Brooke Mueller. Charlie has an MO in a committed relationship that involves getting physical and threatening to kill any woman that gets in the way of his hookers and blow.

So it’s surprising to hear that not only has Denise taken the high road with the press, she’s turned down over a million dollars to dish the dirt on what really happened with Charlie. (Which again you can pretty much read on the Smoking Gun anyway.) I remember when she went on Oprah in January after Charlie had that abusive incident with Brooke. We were all hoping she was going to talk smack about Charlie, but she didn’t and just said that he pushed and shoved her. She seemed concerned with ensuring that she didn’t make her daughters’ father out to be the bad guy we already know he is.

Here’s the report from Popeater on how Denise has refused to cash in on what she went through:

Denise Richards, who found herself in the middle of a pre-planned press tour before her ex-husband made headlines with his behavior in a NYC hotel, is once again taking the high road. Rejecting offers of over $1,000,000 to sit down and tell all about what happened the night.

“Denise saw everything,” a Richards insider tells me. “Not only did she witness everything that happened that night at the restaurant, hotel and hospital, over the past few years she has seen everything yet refuses to kiss and tell.”

It’s true that the mother of Charlie’s two adorable girls has remained a constant in his troubled life, if only to make sure they know who their father is. However, being that close to Charlie has meant that very little has occurred that Denise doesn’t know about.

And knowledge is power, or profits in this case. Even so, Denise is turning down invites left and right.

“She has turned down Oprah and lots of other media offers that want her to reveal the truth,” an insider tells me. “Since the day they divorced, hundreds of offers have been rejected. It wasn’t her style then and it’s not her style now.”

One thing is sure, no matter what happened that night at The Plaza Hotel, Denise will never reveal. And not because she is trying to protect Charlie, she’s protecting her children.

[From Popeater]

It’s not really accurate that she turned down Oprah, but she may have refused to get into the nitty gritty of what happened with Charlie. I give Denise a lot of credit for not only being so discreet about her experience with Charlie, but also making it seem like it was her own idea. Maybe it was and she’s only being a good protective mom. I still think she got handed a pretty detailed gag order from Charlie as part of whatever settlement she received. She’s probably protecting her money as well, and I can’t blame her for that.

46704, NEW YORK, NEW YORK - Wednesday October 27 2010. Denise Richards changes outfits again for an appearance on the Wendy Williams show. The actress was seen taking a video of the assembled media on her iPhone 4 as she drove to her next appointment. Denise has found herself at the center of media attention after her ex-husband Charlie Sheen allegedly trashed a suite at the New York Plaza in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Photograph:
46704, NEW YORK, NEW YORK - Wednesday October 27 2010. Denise Richards changes outfits again for an appearance on the Wendy Williams show. The actress was seen taking a video of the assembled media on her iPhone 4 as she drove to her next appointment. Denise has found herself at the center of media attention after her ex-husband Charlie Sheen allegedly trashed a suite at the New York Plaza in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Photograph:

Note: Denise has changed her haircolor since this photo was taken on 10/21. (See pictures above – she’s blonder and it suits her better)
46482, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - Thursday October 21 2010. Denise Richards tapes an interview with Mario Lopez at The Grove in LA for Extra . Photograph:  Matt Symons,

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  1. Diana says:

    I can’t really give her credit for anything. Her reputation both past and present isn’t exactly golden (golddigger perhaps, but not golden). My guess is that Charlie paid her off to keep her trap shut to the media.

  2. Anti-icon says:

    I got my comments booted off another website for merely pointing out the RUMORS at the time of the Heidi Fleiss Hollywood Madame investigation that led to her imprisionment, that Denise was one of Heidi’s girls, and therefore needs to remember her roots. My comment was removed. Not Moderated. Removed. CBS seems to be more profitable to Denise than anything she can get from the outside on her own.

  3. mln says:

    She must get a cut of his income. I think that she is a good mother at least. I know that when all the stuff went down with Brooke she made sure she got full custody and only allows him supervised visits. For that alone she deserves a medal.

  4. Lady D says:

    At least she’s a good mother. Believe me I know bad. When I was 13 my mother took me for a drive and showed me the motel my father was having his affair in. I honestly did not know what to say, or what she expected from me. Mothers who protect their children deserve praise.

  5. Anti-icon says:

    I guess the reality of her show will be that she’s making money through the promotion of her ex-husband’s television show by exploiting her own children on television. It is what is known in Hollywood as Moving Up the Corporate Ladder. She still has to parent his children. She is doing that, because the father of FOUR children is acting like a major ass to everyone who ever tried to love him. And his kids will love him if he turns his life around.

  6. devilgirl says:

    Wow Lady D, that is an awful story. I agree, protective moms do deserve praise.

  7. Moi says:

    Gag order or not, she’s protecting her kids. She does seem like a good mom.

  8. filthycute says:

    She hasn’t been discreet at all. “Tranny infested sp3rm” comes to mind. She’s said A LOT about Charlie.

  9. Didn’t she used to be an actress many moons ago? O_o

  10. Anti-icon says:

    Lady D: Do NOT be fooled that Denise has NOT had to already have this conversation with those girls. They have known. Did you read the divorce documents from Smoking Gun? Violence was abundant in the Sheen-Richards household when the girls were BABIES. What you just described is an awful parental choice, and I’m truly sorry your mom didn’t understand age-appropriate parenting; but those little girls have already been traumatized by their father’s many addictions,

  11. sandy says:

    change hair color ms,D.

  12. Rita says:

    I have nothing against Denise but something about this tells me she wanted this story out as “see I’m really a wonderful gal and you’ll love my new show”. Maybe I’m just too much of a skeptic.

  13. Lola7 says:

    I like her better as a blond…..

  14. bagladey says:

    Denise Richards is a piece of work who made some horrible, unfounded accusations involving their daughters against Charlie Sheen in their divorce drama, and I think she’s a no-talent gold digger who didn’t take the money to spill the beans either because it wasn’t enough money to piss Charlie off for, or Charlie offered more money.

  15. Samigirl says:

    I think that she has remained pretty classy about all of these situations. Charlie Sheen is a piece of sh*t who doesn’t deserve his beautiful children, his fame, or his fortune.

  16. Whatever says:

    I’ve never been a fan, but I do respect her for staying quiet for the sake of her girls. It serves no purpose to trash the other parent in the media. The revenge may feel good, but it only hurts the kids. Having your mother constantly trashing your father is no way to grow up, so good for her for not putting her children through that.

  17. Kay says:

    Interesting Anti-con, but where is the evidence for your claim that Denise worked for Heidi Fleiss?

  18. REALIST says:

    Strong lady, good mom. Dishing the dirt would harm her children, and could violate the terms of the divorce settlement (?). I saw the CNN interview and she refused to answer questions specific to the event. Also, if there was/is a criminal investigation, she would have been cautioned by the police not to discuss matters with the press.
    Of course, sooner or later the girls are going to realize what a monster their father is. However, they should be blithely unaware for the time being.

  19. Confuzzle says:

    Exactly, 14. When Denise and Chuckles divorce was going on, boy did the knives come out. She’s just shutting up now because if she doesn’t, the money stops.

  20. Kiska says:

    If I was Denise I’d keep my trap shut too. Didn’t Charlie allegedly shoot Kelly Preston? Apparently, it was reported as “just an accident.” With Brooke, it was a knife, so he does have a history of violence.

  21. pebbles says:


  22. Happymom says:

    Hmmm-call me cynical but I’m going to guess that she (and her girls) get a ton of cash from him, and as part of her divorce settlement she can’t talk about him.

  23. Diva says:

    I don’t know. I see something more than money in her eyes when she refuses to talk about him. I think her motivation goes deeper than money and somewhere different than concern for her kids.

  24. Amy says:

    I read those divorce papers years ago on Smoking Gun and have been on team Denise ever since. He’s scum.

  25. albeli says:

    She’s showing class, for whatever reason. It’s refreshing, given the propensity of so many celebs these days to overshare (hello, I mean you, David Arquette).

    I think Charlie is a world class a-hole, though.

  26. bellaluna says:

    Brandi Glanville (sp? – I really don’t care!) should take lessons from Denise Richards in “How Not to Cut Off the Hand That Feeds You.” Ditto Octosana.

  27. mslewis says:

    Don’t put too much praise on Denise. She really doesn’t deserve it.

    OF COURSE she turned down $1M to tell all. That’s peanuts compared to what Charlie is giving her now PLUS, when he finally goes to that golden drug den in the sky (and it will happen sooner rather than later), Denise and her girls will probably get most of the money!! So, yeah Denise, play your part well because, in the end you won’t have to worry about your career being over.

  28. Jeri says:

    She’s been at war with Charlie before and aside from the money she probably doesn’t want to voluntarily start that up again.

  29. AJ says:

    She can always go back to tricking if things get tight.

  30. wunderkindt says:

    He must have paid her off!

  31. Rianna says:

    It doesn’t matter what her reasons are. Speculate all you want. The bottom line is that she wants to protect her kids, and that’s respectable.

  32. Kay says:

    Protect the kids? Protect herself from the psychotic Sheen family more like it.

  33. Henriette says:

    Oh, please. He paid her off.

  34. lucy2 says:

    My gut reaction is that he pays her a lot more to be quiet than the media was willing to pay her to talk. Plus she still gets the publicity, and gets to play the protective mother role for the public. It’s win-win for her.

    Not that it’s 100% a bad thing – her trashing him publicly would be really damaging for their daughters, so regardless of her motives, I think this is the best thing for them.
    I hope a good chunk of her money is set aside for the girls’ future therapy, they’re going to need it.

  35. Grace says:

    #5 – Actually I believe he has five kids. He has a daughter who is in her 20s, which makes this even sadder when you consider that he hasn’t just had 6 years to get his act together for the sake of his kids, but about 25 years.

  36. Oh goodie says:

    beautiful blue eyes… lol lets just stop there..

  37. heathen says:

    I have a negative opinion of anyone who marries Charlie Sheen. Come on — we’ve known what a d!ck he was ever since the Heidi Fleiss trial (which was well before Denise married him). BUT, I do have to hand it to Denise here — no matter how horrible the guy is, if he is the father of your children, you shouldn’t bad mouth him in public. She is doing the right thing and it really doesn’t matter what her reasons are, IMO.

  38. Jennifer says:

    It’s a long standing rumor that denise richards was a hooker back before her actress days. supposedly there are a few other actresses who got their start from answering a call from a heavy weight producer…and no i’ve never seen the evidence, just heard the rumor.

  39. Westcoaster says:

    Since she does not want to do a interview, could that mean she is writing a tell all book about her marriage to Charlie? I always got the impression that Denise has some major dirt on Charlie and is keeping it under wraps until the right time

  40. Stronzilla says:

    Let’s ask Heather Locklear. I bet she has the inside scoop on what really went on in the Richards-Sheen household and surely can vouch for Denise’s strong moral character.

  41. brin says:

    Well kudos for her if she is doing this to protect her girls and I hope Brooke does the same for her boys.
    Sheen needs to be sterilized.

  42. Madchen says:

    Eh, she’s made missteps here and there but ultimately has taken the high road. As for refusing the $1M offer to spill, she really doesn’t need the money.

    I remember hearing that she gets a cut of 2.5men, which has been the highest rated show forever (not sure about current status). CS made sure his prenup was better (for him) when he married Brooke, and she gets nowhere near DR’s amount.

  43. Bodhi says:

    “psychotic Sheen family”? What? Martin Sheen is a stand up guy

  44. KateNonymous says:

    Funny, Denise didn’t seem so praiseworthy as a parent a few years ago. Neither one of them seems to be cut out for it.

  45. hottathanhollywatta says:

    the funniest part is before Brooke everyone hated on Denise saying she was a golddigger and she’s the reason the marriage didn’t work – now that history repeated itself either people are too dumb or don’t want to believe the reality of the situation and aknowledge that Charlie is one messed up human being who makes the same mistakes over and over. So instead of glorifying him and putting down the women involved, take a long hard look because the evidence doesnt lie!

  46. Crash2GO2 says:

    I think Denise and Martin have remained very close and I think they both want what is best for Charlie for the sake of the girls. I know that is how I feel about my ex, despite what he has done to me in the past. It seems she is taking the necessary steps to protect the girls from him physically and emotionally by never leaving them alone with him. Yes he is a douche, but he is also a father and a son. Remember what a douche RDJ was before he finally kicked the drugs?