Charlie Sheen apologizes for racist voicemail rant

When I read a story about Charlie Sheen apologizing for a three year old voicemail that his ex Denise Richards just released, my first thoughts were “What voicemail rant?” and “Where can I hear it?” Charlie made a reference in his apology to his best man at both of his weddings, an African American guy, so I assumed that the voicemail had the “n” word in it. Evil Beet has a transcript and he uses the word once as an insult to his ex Denise.

Here’s the voicemail transcript:

Tuesday, April 19, 2005
Message Received at 1:00pm

Yea, I just got your other email and I am a little confused because you told me that was something you only told a couple of people, and this and that, and I just, again you continue to be deceitful and mischievous and sneaky, and you’re a f’ing liar. Okay. You’re a f’ing liar. So, you know what it’s like, f you. Okay, I hope you rot in f’ing hell. You’re a piece of shit f’ing liar and I hope you f’ing rot in hell. So f you. I hope I never f’ing talk to you again you f’ing cunt. F you. You’re a coward and a liar and a f’ing nigger alright, so f you.

[From Evil Beet]
US Weekly has his apology, which reads, “I deeply apologize by my choice of words to all I have obviously offended; especially to Tony Todd, an African-American, who was my best man at my first two weddings. Three and one-half years later, the reasons that caused the anger and frustration displayed on that voice mail continue to be manifested on a daily basis… my children did not show up today for a custodial visit without explanation.”

I used to be team Charlie, but now I just wish the two of them would fade into obscurity. I’ve honestly never heard anyone use the “N” word as an insult in person, and it seems outrageous to me that someone would spew it out that way. It’s obnoxious and Charlie should be ashamed. It sounds like he is, though, and all of this happened three years ago in the heat of their divorce and was not meant to be public.

This voicemail never should have been released, but Denise has an endless hole in her psyche that she tries to fill by trash talking Charlie whenever she gets a chance. She just ends up making herself look desperate and needy, and she’s squandered any good will she gained by initially claiming her husband was addicted to porn and was verbally abusive to her. If she would have left it at that she might have been able to step aside and remain the triumphant party. Instead, she seems like a liar and an attention whore to a degree that probably trumps an addiction to prostitutes and the use of a racist term as an insult.

Charlie and Denise are shown in their brief happier times on 3/15/02, thanks to WENN.

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  1. devilgirl says:

    He should also apologize for that hideous wig on his head, and for us having to hear all the gory details of their marital and post marital discord.

  2. silly lilly says:

    Listen I have been so angry words that I did not even know I knew have flown out of my mouth. She is a beast from the bowels of haedes. I can totally see getting into a fight with her that would lead to such a rant and slur. He didnt use it in a racist way. Lighten up. She is a jackoff for releasing these. Ya KNOW she is the leak. Give it a rest. She is one messed up chica for sure.

  3. Jen says:

    Ugh. STFU, both of you. You’re both assholes. Those poor little girls deserve better…

  4. G. says:

    God, I feel bad for the kids.

  5. journey says:

    i’ve heard the word before, often, used by blacks toward other blacks. if charlie has close friends who are black, he might have been used to hearing the word used in anger, and it could have slipped out. obviously if his best man was black (not once, but twice) he’s not a hate filled racist goon.
    which still doesn’t excuse it. richard pryor could say the word. little white boys– no way!

  6. Syko says:

    I’m less appalled by the language, which obviously was used in a fit of anger (probably righteous anger) against the ex-wife (a twit if there ever was one) than I am by the release of it. Why now? Years later, she goes digging through all the saved recording machine tapes to find one that’s offensive and will make him look bad, and releases it. This seems pretty time consuming – time better spent maybe TRYING to be a decent mother to those two poor little girls.

  7. lola says:


    I hate Charlie Sheen but I am start liking him, racist rant and all. How cheap is this Denise? She gets lower and lower and lower. When will she disapear. This is a way of keeping herself in the tabloids and getting her show ratings mind you.

  8. ri23 says:

    Their kids will be in rehab by the time they’re 16.

  9. Dingles says:

    I liked Denise Richards a whole lot more when she was just “that chick in Starship Troopers with the Michael Jackson nose.”

    Both of these people need to be spayed and neutered.

  10. CB Rawks says:

    Tony Todd was Candyman!! Dude is awesome. And he’ll haunt you if you say his name in the mirror five times. Charlie Sheen wishes he was that cool. If we saw Charlie in the mirror we would just vomit. Well, maybe we would scream a little bit.

  11. Michele says:

    Shut up already, the BOTH of YOU !!!

  12. A.J. says:

    I’m actually more disgusted by the fact that Denise chose to leak the recordings three years after the fact. She truly is a disgusting pig -not that Charlie is much better.

    I feel for their children; those two cute little girls are the ones truly suffering from all of this unnecessary, immature, selfish, fame-whoring drama. I can’t imagine having one parent like that, let alone two batshit parents.

    Pity these two jackasses ever split. They deserve each other.

  13. vdantev says:

    Apologizing for a voicemail that was none of my business to begin with. Extraordinary. Whatever helps him sleep at night.

  14. tinkerbell says:

    Girls, girls girls

    When you grow up and you find out that some people can be driven to insanity by a malignant narcissit you will better understand this better. Until then try to reply to things you know something about. Charlie is a malignant Narcissist. I am sure that was tame compared to what else he has done. He is NOT the victim. Denise you will not win so please protect your children and move far away from it all Charlie’s new wife will find out. If Denise can stop being his projection victim.

  15. John B says:

    Tinkerbell, you don’t have a clue what you are talking about. Charlie Sheen has been fighting to keep his private life private. DR is a nutjob who is constantly thrashing the father of her children. Watch her “reality” show if you want to know how nuts she is. Also Chuck tried to keep his kids out of that show.

  16. oxa says:

    When you grow up and you find out that some people can be driven to insanity by a malignant narcissit you will better understand this better. Until then try to reply to things you know something about. Charlie is a malignant Narcissist. I am sure that was tame compared to what else he has done. He is NOT the victim. Denise you will not win so please protect your children and move far away from it all Charlie’s new wife will find out. If Denise can stop being his projection victim.


  17. ri23 says:

    Charlie Sheen, Denise Richards and anyone associated with them should shut the f up forever and ever.

  18. Jody says:

    oxa = tinkerbell

  19. notprfect says:

    I think DR keeps bringing up CS because she doesn’t want people to forget that she WAS famous for a while because she married charlie sheen(Oh! AND for all of HER critically acclaimed box office hits. You know, like… uh… hmm…) ❓

    This is what she sounds like to my ears: “Don’t forget about me, you guys! I married a famous guy. Charlie was mean, poor me, poor me! Look at me! Look at MEEE, everyone!”

    She doesn’t care if it’s negative attention or not, as long as it’s attention. 🙄

  20. paris herpes says:

    Charlie looks like he’s in a world of pain in that picture. And Denise is like “I know I’m right, whatever!”

  21. Anastasia says:

    Ok seriously, put BOTH of their asses along with Paris Hilton and Tom Cruise on the Death Bus to the Grand Canyon and cut the brake lines.

    Now. Today. Seriously.

  22. C.B. says:

    This is my first time ever posting to any site, but I feel sorry for Charlie on this one.

    I have been with an absolutely great man who also is an awesome father to his children. He was married once before me to someone who kind of reminds me of DR. (and yes I watch her show just to laugh at what stupid thing she will do next) I have watched him go through many court proceeding to his children from the first marriage just to see his children and want so badly to be a part of their lives. We watched as she would turn the kids against him, not let him see the girls, and just in general be nasty. I have seen him lose his temper and say things that he would never say, had his feelings not be so hurt by the fact that he was not allowed by his ex – wife to be a part of his girls’ lives.

    I think that Charlie should not have had to say he was sorry to anyone, least of all the public for something that is clearly a private matter and one that is so old to boot. (And I am not entirely pro-Charlie either.)

    Did Denise have to say she was sorry to the magazine editor that she called a C— to a couple of weeks ago on her show? No. That was business as usual. But because it is Charlie, she choose to leak this information to make him look bad.

    Unless you have not been through this , you can not understand what he is going through. In the end… the ones that will truly suffer are those children. And I hope for their sake that their parents stay in show business… they are going to need that kind of money when they grow up and need therapy because they will be able to read everything about their parents proceedings in the rags and newspapers. It’s bad enough to go through this without the publicity.

    Sorry if this offends anyone…It is just my feeling on the matter

  23. talkingtoidiots says:

    So what exactly is the NON-racist
    way of saying nigger sillylilly?

    really. we’re all dying to know.

    smh. f-cking idiot.

  24. neil says:

    I must be stupid.Is Denise African-American?

  25. team denise says:

    team denise!

    charlie is a scum bag, crackhead and addicted to un-safe sex with prostitutes!

    i dont understand why people take up for charlie, hes unstable and hes a daddy’s boy who never had to work a day in his life, everything has been handed to him.

    denise is the one with the hit show charlie is a bitch

  26. rosemarie says:

    i like charlie sheen his show two and a half men is hilarious. but i have an isse about him denying who he really is “CARLOS IRWIN ESTEVEZ” THATS RIGHT HES HALF HISPANIC. I AM TOO AND I NEVER DENY IT MUCH CHANGE MY NAME TO MAKE IT SOUND THAT IM NOT SPAINSH. everyone should be proud of their race no matter who they are or where they come from. viva la raza!!!!!!! go usa!!!!!!!

  27. rosemarie says:

    hay rawks the tony todd ur thinking of is not charlies best man yes he did candy man but the tony todd thats charlies friend is baseballer tony todd. get it will ya!!!!!!!

  28. Mr.Nice says:

    That’s it ? There is nothing wrong with what he said !!! he was angry, it’s a private conversation and that’s that !

    I’m with you Charlie !

  29. Mr.Nice says:

    That’s it ?
    There is nothing wrong with what he said !
    He was angry, he’s talking to some dishonest trash, and he is expressing his sentiment with words instead of his fists or worse.
    That is quite ok
    AND its a private conversation !

    Go Charlie

  30. Shane Robb says:

    I guess that deal Charlie signed with her to STFU has expired. Now she wants more money.

  31. Shane Robb says:


    To be fair. He didn’t choose to do anything concerning his name. His father did. Charlie was born with that name. His brother chose to embrace it. He didn’t. End of story.