Charlie Sheen requests child support cut, Denise not letting him see daughters

Charlie Sheen appears as a guest on Conan
After making a lot of noise in the press and on Twitter, Charlie Sheen has formally requested that Denise Richards attend mediation sessions with the goal of reducing the $55,000 a month he pays her in child support. He’s also trying to evict her from the home he purchased for her in his neighborhood, which is just 5 minutes away from his daughters’ school. Denise is planning to move, but she cannot afford to live in the area without Charlie’s support. Denise and her daughters will have move so far away that they will have an hour’s commute to school each day.

Charlie is doing all this because Denise isn’t letting him spend time with his daughters, Sam, 10, and Lola, 8, without Denise’s supervision. To Charlie, that’s the same as not letting him see them. He’s of course making his daughters suffer because he refuses to play by his ex wife’s very reasonable rules.

Sheen’s legal team has “formally notified Denise and her lawyers that they will be headed to private mediation next week to try and get the child support reduced,” an insider said.

“The mediation will be handled by a retired judge who has handled various issues for the former couple over the years since their divorce. It looks like this will go down early next week. Wednesday by the latest.”

Sheen doesn’t feel he should have to continue to front the $55,000-a-month child support because Richards isn’t letting him spend anytime with Sam and Lola, even though she has sole physical and legal custody of the girls.

The mercurial actor has been locked in a public battle with the ex-Wild Things star, after alleging Richards wouldn’t allow him to spend time with their children during the holidays…

Another said it would be a huge inconvenience for Richards to be forced to move out of the gated community because their daughters go to school in close proximity to the home.

“Sam and Lola’s school is currently less than a five minute drive from the house they are living in now,” a source has said.

“It would be about an hour drive each way if Denise moved back to Hidden Hills to their school.”

Our sources said: “Charlie could be taking a huge gamble by taking Denise to the mediator. Remember everything Denise has done for Charlie! She became the temporary guardian of his twin sons, Bob & Max, with Brooke Mueller.

“She could have asked for more child support during that time and didn’t. There is a chance that the judge could actually increase the child support to Denise because of his lucrative Anger Management deal with FX. This could be a can of worms Charlie might wish he never opened.”

[From Radar Online]

I hope Radar’s source (probably Denise, going by their past coverage) is right and that Charlie’s support to Denise will be increased. Charlie has also stopped paying Denise’s child support in violation of their custody agreement. Charlie should be court-ordered to make up the payments he’s skipped and to continue paying Denise.

I want to know the details of Charlie and Denise’s custody agreement. It seems to be the case that Charlie is required by Child and Family services to have a monitor whenever he’s with his children. At least that used to be the case with his twin boys, although DCFS doesn’t seem to be enforcing that. So Denise is just abiding by DCFS’s rules by telling Charlie she needs to be there when he sees their daughters. Charlie wants to play happy family with his new girlfriend and his various kids, and since Denise won’t go along with that he’s trying to make her suffer. This isn’t about his daughters at all, it’s about Charlie being able to do whatever he wants.

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  1. Shopperetta says:

    People don’t pay child support because of how much they do or don’t see their children. Visitation is a separate issue. What a mental a**clown.

    • blue marie says:

      completely agree.

    • mimif says:

      Exactly. I can’t imagine what a freaking nightmare it must be to deal with such an unstable a-hole.

    • Ellen says:

      Exactly. His daughters deserve the court- ordered amount no matter what.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Exactly. You pay child support to support your children, regardless of whether or not you have been deemed fit to see them unsupervised. And btw, that’s his fault, too. I just hope that judge smacks him down so hard he never gets back up. Poor Denise. Unfortunately, this is what happens when you try to be generous and honorable to an addict who has no conscience. He never appreciates it, and turns on you the second you don’t do what he wants.

    • Suzy from Ontario says:

      I agree! Does he not think his children require food or clothing? Those things cost money and both parents should be contributing to the costs. If he doesn’t get to see them as much then maybe he needs to look in the mirror to see the reason.

      I’m so sick of him and his immature and selfish behaviour. Denise took in his kids by another wife despite both Charlie and the twins’ mother talking crap about her and treating her like sh*t. How many women would do that? She cares more about those boys than either of their biological parents who use them like pawns (and Brooke seems to only care about getting the $55K in child support per month). They should both be on their knees thanking Denise for all she’s done for those boys.

      What I don’t understand is why the courts are letting Brooke get away with not having to have those kids tested for issues from her drug and alochol abuse, especially after Denise who the letter she did about their behaviour when they were with her. Of course I don’t understand why those kids are with Brooke at all. Imo, she should never have been given back custody …not for a long time and only after showing significant changes in her behaviour. It seems like no one seems to put the needs of the kids first except Denise who tried her best to do what was right for them and has ben blocked at every turn…and now is being punished by Charlie for putting the girls safety first.

      Why are the Courts and the child abuse services letting it all happen? Are they so dazzled by fame and money that they can’t see what would be best for the those boys?

    • stinky says:


    • Lucky Charm says:

      Actually, they do. While they cannot withhold child support because they don’t see the children, the amount of child support owed is based in part on how much visitation they have. Theoretically, the more you have your kids the more you are spending to provide for them (more utilites and food, for example). The less you see your kids the more you pay because that means the other parent is having to provide more of the necessities for them. Whether or not he chooses to visit his kids doesn’t mean he can just decide to withhold child support , though. It only means he’s an idiot and a poor excuse for a father. Since Charlie doesn’t have any custody (and only supervised visitation), and makes significantly more than Denise, he’s going to be paying the maximum child support anyway, whether he (or Scotty) likes it or not.

  2. JM says:

    I hope the judge triples Denise’s child support then orders Charlie not only to deed the house he intends to evict her from to her, but to sell his home and leave the neighborhood. DICK!

    • Lee says:

      Wouldn’t that be great? Those children should NOT have their lives turned upside down by having to move on the whim of a clueless addict. He is a first class a-hole.

      • Suzy from Ontario says:

        Totally agree with you JM. It’s about time someone put their foot down and told Charlie to act like a parent and stop behaving like a total jerk. I hope they tell him not only to re-instate the child support and give her the house outright, but tell him that he cannot see any of his children unless he cleans up his act and can prove he’s clean by repeated drug and alcohol testing the day of the visit and even then, only with supervision. If things don’t change then I won’t be surprised to hear about something really bad happening in the future and the courts and DFS will share a big part of the blame.

  3. DanaG says:

    It’s going to backfire big time on Charlie with the money he makes it will be increased and if having supervised is a requirement and he won’t do it the Judge will not force Denise to handover the girls whenever Charlie wants, He is known to have drug issues and is engaged to a porn star I wouldn’t want my daughters around him either, Of course Brooke is doing whatever he wants she wants the child support,

  4. Elisabeth says:

    From what I’ve read, Denise has some real dirt on Charlie, why would you fuck with someone who could probably ruin you? But disregarding all that, why punish your kids? Makes no sense. It’s a shame what drugs and alcohol have done to his brain

    • FLORC says:

      He punishes them because they’re just pawns to him. He is his #1 priority.
      Horrible man.

    • Bridget says:

      Because he’s a bully and an abuser and thinksthat he can intimidate her into doing what he wants. That’s the thing with the women he hooks up with: there’s a huge imbalance of power, and Sheen can usually pay them off or they’re simply women that society won’t take seriously (addicts, p@rn stars) anyhow. Denise has turned out to be the exception to that rule, and really only because of how well she’s handled her psychotic ex. You can bet that Charlie’s lathering at the mouth that he can’t just make her do what he wants. They’re already divorced, he’s already slung as much mud at her as possible, and more importantly, she’s financially independent of him. By accounts, she’s been careful with her money, and she most likely walked away from that marriage with a nice nest egg. She’s not Brooke Mueller, who’ll say anything to keep some $$$coming her way. This is Charlie’s worst nightmare: someone who he can’t manipulateand control, who knows all of his dirty secrets.

  5. JudyK says:

    Just a triple ditto to everything everyone above has said.


  6. Holly says:

    Why is the legal system even humoring this freaking degenerate? Honestly!

    It’s bad enough that he appears publicly high off of his gourd, and will tell anyone who listens (including Dr. Oz) about how healthy he manages to be, even with all of the drugs. I realize that celebs often get a pass legally speaking, but this is so many times above and beyond. And how about requiring Charlie to pay for any DCFS expenses incurred due to his kids’ custody issues (all of them).

    And Denise, I thought the entire time Charlie was tweeting his crazy support of her while she was taking care of Brook’s kids, that it was only a matter of time before the “bad/ugly/stupid woman/mother/ex-wife” wand got passed back to her. Above and beyond it all, this is what her kids watch day after day and year after year as what a father is. There isn’t enough therapy in the world…

    • Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

      Because there is a lot of money – almost like a mini-economy – to be made from humouring him – even though it is morally wrong because it turns the kids into pawns – which they should not be.

  7. Lucy2 says:

    He is truly the worst.
    I’m sure the court will enforce his child support, and I’m sure there are affordable places less than an hour from the kids’ school. Getting out from under his control is most important.

    • gg says:

      The only reason she’s there is because the other schools refuse to take Charlie’s kids because he attacks everyone who gets in his way. Nobody wants the hassle of seeing his crazy nor the bad press when he tweets his vitriol. The kids have already had to move schools in the past and the other parents reportedly don’t want Charlie anywhere near their school either because he clearly is capable of anything. I can’t blame them but Denise and her kids are the ones suffering from his holding everybody hostage to his whims and moods. It’s a very sticky situation.

      • lucy2 says:

        Oh I think the kids should stay in their school if possible, I’m just thinking there has to be another neighborhood nearby that she can move to and keep them there without it being an hour drive.

      • “Denise and her daughters will have move so far away that they will have an hour’s commute to school each day.”

        I doubt that. Maybe that’s how far she’d have to move to have a similar-sized house at a more affordable price, but I live in L.A. and this statement without qualifiers is nonsensical.

      • lovething says:

        Tragic Sandwich,

        I imagine that the school is located in a very high income neighbourhood. Maybe thats why moving to a place she can actually afford on her own would take her so far out of the school area.

  8. swack says:

    Welcome to the real world Charlie. You can’t have what you want when you want it. If you don’t want to pay child support, sign over all rights to your children.

  9. chloe says:

    How can someone not pay child support, I have a couple of friends that are divorced and child support is automatically taken out of their check. Denise needs to just ask the judge for a lump sum payout from Charlie and then cut ties from him. I personally think the home thing is crap, if he bought the house for her and the girls then it’s a gift, Denise should have gotten her name on the deed, to be honest once their school year is up, I would just transfer them to a new school that’s far from their crazy father and his latest piece (who I think has her hands dirty of this mess).

    • Izzy says:

      They CAN’T not pay child support. In nearly every jurisdiction, their wages are garnished and in Florida if they don’t work, they are thrown in jail for a few hours and then told to get a job unless they want to go back. It can be very effective.

      Also, most jurisdictions do not allow the waiver of ongoing child support, so a lump sum wouldn’t work unless it’s given to the state and then paid out monthly as child support.

  10. MrsBPitt says:

    Can we start a petition to have this “creature” sterilized so that he cannot bring any more children into this world?

  11. eliza says:

    The only thing that Charlie needs to understand is that child support is not based either on how much you like your ex or on the amount of time you see your kids. It is based on your income and the number of children you have in keeping with the lifestyle the children are accustomed to.

    Charlie needs to be reminded that Denise used monies given to Lola and Sam to also support two children that were not hers. The judge might ask him to reimburse her for their care and increase the girls current support if he isn’t careful.

    In the end this continues to show Charlie for the awful human being he is. Typical control freak ex spouse who thinks that he/she can control the lives of others through money. Disgusting.

  12. Tiffany says:

    Totally off topic, but Denise’s youngest, looks a lot like Emilio. Those Estevez genes run strong. I wonder of there is some truth to the rumors about Ella (?) adoption.

  13. Micah says:

    My heart really goes out to Denise. I wish her the best, as having to deal with “THAT” is ridiculous.

  14. serena says:

    Stupid man. I just hope Denise win this, and they increase his child support! That s*t-face needs to realize he better not go against Denise, just because he’s a selfish pornaddicted idiot!

  15. Christin says:

    Denise has gone above and beyond for him. Hopefully she will fight back and understand he is not going to change. Even though he is the father of her children, it is time to cut ties with this ongoing toxic mess. It has to be taking a toll on her health.

    He will likely outlive most of us and be tormenting someone when he’s 90.

  16. roxy750 says:

    I so feel for Denise……she must be stressed to the max having to deal with crazy.

  17. Deanne says:

    She’s done so much for him and been really forgiving, but this is just much. Does his new porn skank really think that she’ll be treated any differently? Sure now he’s showering her with gifts and flying her around on private planes, but she’ll eventually dare to disagree with him and will end up on the receiving end of his violence and insanity. I hope that the judge kicks him in the ass and increases her support.

  18. Kiddo says:

    She should move far far away. It’s a tremendous sacrifice, but look what she will gain, dumping that monkey on her back.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      I agree. Maybe it would be for the best if her kids did change schools. He should pay child support, but she needs to stop being so financially dependent on him if she can. It’s not worth it, and her kids would be better off even if less Charlie equals less money.

    • emmie_a says:

      Absolutely. Yes, it’s got to be nice to live rent/expense-free in a beautiful mansion, but it’s not worth it at all if you have to put up with Charlie’s hate and instability. I thought I heard that she got the support money while he was still paying school tuition and other expenses for the girls. So I’m guessing with few expenses of her own, she could easily find a place to live close to the school w/$50,000 per month.
      …I hear Brooke is getting her $55,000/month again – maybe she could help Denise out?? ha. But seriously, I can’t even imagine having that much money every month. It’s crazy. And in Denise’s case, well deserved.

  19. Jessica says:

    I hope he hurries up and impregnates his latest with quadruplets.

  20. pnichols says:

    Not familiar with the laws in California, but I don’t understand how any judge would side with him. Am I wrong about that?? What rights does she have? How is he allowed to stop??

  21. Mandy says:

    I hope she takes him for all he’s got. What an a$$. Also, I thought you could be arrested for not paying child support????

  22. CeltLady says:

    Denise has always taken the high road, stepped in to care for his sons when few if any other ex-wives would have helped out at all, raised their daughters alone while CS cavorts through life drugged out of his mind. CS thanks her by trying to screw her and the girls over? The court needs to increase the support, give her and the girls the house, jail him for not paying the ordered child support, and send a strong message to the deranged deadbeat.

  23. PoliteTeaSipper says:

    Team Denise all the way. Charlie can go to hell.

  24. joan says:

    Denise has great PR skills — she’s had her own reputation problems, but everything she has done re: the kids has been pitch-perfect.

    Not that she doesn’t also seem like she’s good with the kids, and loving, but she also gets $55k/mo., which is a huge amount of money. And lived rent-free in a mansion. So she’s well compensated for her efforts. I think she’s got a heart but she’s shrewd too.

    As piggish as Sheen is, she did pick him — but she’s risen above it all and comes out looking great. Esp. next to him.

  25. Noinin says:

    This is soooo going to backfire. What are his lawyers going to say ? Charlie doesn’t want to pay child support anymore because Denise respects the custody agreement and doesn’t want her children to the be left, unsupervised, with a known violent addict and the porn-star/golddigger fiance he met two months ago ???? I hope the judge just revokes his visitation rights entirely and orders him to pay more child support.