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.
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.