Charlie Sheen admits not telling at least two partners he had HIV

"An Audience with Charlie Sheen" at The Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Charlie Sheen has had his many meltdowns captured on camera, live vlogged, tweeted and exposed in various interviews. He’s had multiple restraining orders taken out against him, he’s abused many of his partners and he even shot one of them “accidentally.” He’s threatened to have journalists, his own kids and his various partners killed, and yet he’s still getting interviewed by major outlets and being given platform after platform to promote his projects, including a new condom line.

Charlie has HIV and he’s trying to use his HIV status as a means of redemption, even as he admits to having committed felonies by not informing partners that he was infected. In an interview on the Today Show yesterday, Charlie stated that he didn’t tell two partners he was HIV positive because several of his past partners had extorted him for money afterwards. Well, if that was the case he could chose NOT to have sex, but that’s not an option for Charlie. These statements contradict Charlie’s promise seven months ago on Today, when revealing that he had HIV, that he informed all of his partners about his HIV status. It’s all ok though because Charlie promises he wore condoms. However at least two of his past partners have stated that not only did he fail to tell them he was HIV positive, he also regularly had sex with them without condoms. There’s evidence that he did this to many partners, casual and serious.

Sheen did admit to not informing all of his partners of his health condition, contradicting what he told Lauer when he first went public with the news.

“There [were] two examples, but protection was always in place, and it was for the right reasons, because everyone that I had told up to that moment had shaken me down.” he said, referring to several people who extorted him “into the millions,” including a prostitute who took a photo of his antiretroviral medication and threatened to sell it to the tabloids.

When Lauer clarified that was the reasoning behind him not telling his partners of his HIV status, Sheen responded, “Yes.”

Sheen went on to add that even after his health admission, people are continuing to exploit him.

“It actually poured a little more gas on that fire,” he said.

When Lauer asked if they had more secrets, Sheen responded, “They can claim whatever they want. I know the truth.”

Sheen also spoke about having gone to Mexico for an alternative treatment after becoming tired of the plethora of daily medication that he had to take and their negative side effects. The controversial treatment under Dr. Sam Chachoua, who Sheen called a “criminal,” actually had a negative effect and raised the virus levels in his blood from zero to 7,000.

Although he went back on his tradition medication after the incident, he’s now part of a U.S. Food and Drug Administration study for a drug called PRO 140, in which he takes one shot per week as opposed to many pills every day.

“The change is not just physical, but it’s psychological, it’s emotional,” he said. “There’s no depression, there’s no shades of dementia. This is the future of treatment, what I’m doing now.”

Sheen also addressed rumors about his financial situation after ex-wife Denise Richards filed a lawsuit claiming she was having trouble collecting child support, claiming he was doing “fine” and was able to pay the child support.

[From People]

Charlie admitted here that he didn’t tell at least two partners he was HIV positive, which would be consistent with statements made by his exes, Bree Olsen and Brett Rossi. Both say he had unprotected sex with them before they realized he was HIV positive. (Radar incorrectly claims that Charlie stated on his Sunday show with Piers Morgan that he didn’t tell his last 25 partners about his HIV status. Going on their quotes from Charlie, that’s not exactly what he said. He said “The only times I didn’t tell them, was because the last 25 times they used it against me, and used my medical condition for their own folly, and financial gain.” He’s not stating explicitly that he didn’t tell 25 people, he’s saying the LAST 25 times it was used against him, so there were additional times that he didn’t tell his partners. I hate to defend Charlie and he does lie, but this is a reading comprehension issue.)

The good news is that we heard earlier this year Sheen was under criminal investigation. I hope that’s still ongoing because he just admitted to committing felonies in the state of California by not informing partners of his HIV status.

A new Charlie Sheen documentary, National Enquirer Investigates: Charlie Sheen, will air Saturday at 9 on the Reelz channel. I believe it’s based on the investigation and interviews that National Enquirer editor, Dylan Howard, did with Charlie, which you can read about here. I’m not going to delve too deeply into that, but Charlie is an awful person, he regularly had unprotected sex with many partners without informing them he was HIV positive and I think these interviews are an attempt at damage control before the documentary comes out.

Here’s the video of his Today Show interview:

"An Audience with Charlie Sheen" at The Theatre Royal Drury Lane

'An Evening With Charlie Sheen' In Stockholm

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  1. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    He makes me sick. If you are HIV positive, you are obligated to tell your partner. THEY decide whether or not risk having sex with you using a condom. It’s not your decision. Period. He should go to jail for this.

    • Goats on the Roof says:

      Amen. His partners had a right to make a fully informed decision, and he took that away from them. Charlie should be in jail.

    • Babsie says:

      THIS plus a million

    • AmyB says:

      I agree! He makes me sick for a multitude of reasons and I can’t believe that media outlets still conduct interviews with this POS. I hope some criminal charges come down his way for verbally admitting that he did not inform two of his partners. This abusive, lying sociopath makes my skin crawl…and it is laughable he is promoting a condom line. WTF

      • Lisa says:

        How come Charlie Sheen gets to go on a special drug study, huh? I wish the media would stop promoting him – this is why people like Trump get to run for President.

    • Crumpet says:


    • frisbee says:

      Totally agree with you.

    • Jade says:

      Can’t he be charged criminally for this?

    • MC2 says:

      Yes. His line that not telling them was “for the right reasons” made my head explode. He actually verbalized that because someone extorted him, other women deserved to be at risk?! He actually believes that having sex is his right. God he makes my blood boil. Deep breaths, deep breaths…….

    • Rayya Kirt says:

      It’s similar to attempted murder. Shake down or not, then DON’T HAVE SEX CHARLIE. Case closed. No one is extorted and no one is potentially hurt. When is this dude gonna get properly diagnosed and treated because now it’s a danger to society. He needs help. And ladies!! Forget what a guy says: go with condoms until YOU know. Some people lie. Some just have no clue.

    • hogtowngooner says:

      I don’t know about the US, but in Canada if you KNOW you are HIV+ or have AIDS and don’t disclose your status (even if you use protection), it’s considered aggravated sexual assault and you can go to jail.

    • sara says:

      He is a selfish, malignant narcissist who willingly exposed someone to a deadly disease. That’s at least attempted murder.

  2. Lindy79 says:

    He’s promoting a line of condoms…ok I just sicked in my own mouth a little.

    Also if he slept with women without telling them and therefore taking their choice away, and especially without protection he should be charged

  3. SnazzyIsAlive says:

    Lock him up and throw away the key. He is disgusting.

  4. QueenE says:

    what garbage..his poor kids

  5. paolanqar says:

    What a scumbag.

  6. Tourmaline says:

    Why do the Today show and Matt Lauer keep giving him a platform. He’s an abusive sociopath or psychopath or both.

    I was wondering if he’s going to claim or has already claimed he did not tell his partners because he was on HIV suppressing meds/had an undetectable viral load and therefore feels like that absolves him of responsibility for telling his partners. Not that responsibility is anything he ever cares about in any aspect.

  7. Maum says:

    Why the f-k is he on TV?????? Can’t those women sue him? I’m pretty sure they are legally allowed to.

    • frisbee says:

      I wondered the same thing, surely they could sue him for grievous bodily harm? It would take a legal expert to advise on this and I’m not one (where’s Lilacflowers when you need her?)

    • Sam says:

      State law varies. Most of the time, to sustain a claim, you need to be able to show that the defendant acted with reckless disregard for your well-being. Charlie can argue that his viral load was so low when he slept with them, the chances of infection were very, very low (but not, as he claims, zero) – and thus, his behavior doesn’t meet that “reckless” standard. However, if he did not disclose his status, he took away their ability to give informed consent, and that’s important.

      Another question is whether there was “active deception.” Laws generally treat that as far worse. For example, if a partner flat out asked him if he had HIV (or any STDs generally) and he said No, knowing that was a lie, that is usually a very different case then if the subject never came up. In some states, active deception is actionable, but passive deception is not (some places think the burden should be on the partner to inquire if they care about that stuff).

      So basically, it would depend on where they sue him, because the law is all over the map on that one.

  8. MrsBPitt says:

    This guy is the worst of the worst….

  9. Sender says:

    An addict in every way. This doesn’t excuse his behavior, but explains the insanity. He needed professional help long long ago. The worst thing that happened for him and everyone else was success and the money that went with it.

  10. NewWester says:

    Considering Charlie has been in a drug/alcohol haze for a number of years, how can he be sure of the number of women he did not tell?

  11. serena says:

    “The right reasons”, suuuure.

  12. Mindless says:

    This guy is repulsive. He needs to go away

  13. Sam says:

    He acts as though, because he is famous, he gets a pass. He claims that everybody who did know tried to blackmail him and shake him down because of it. Well, tough luck, that’s no excuse. Your average person with HIV is told that they must disclose to every single partner – no exceptions, ever. Famous sufferers do not get a pass. He placed human lives at risk with his behavior.

    If he was so terrified of having to disclose his status and what might happen, why not do what a lot of HIV-positive people do, which is “stay with your own?” It’s called the Poz4Poz community – HIV positive people who commit to dating other positive people exclusively, so they don’t have to constantly deal with stuff like this. But no, he can’t stop.

    I hate the damage he is doing to the image of people with HIV. Most positive people are insanely responsible and are terrified of the idea of infecting somebody else, and they live responsibly. Charlie is the ultimate example of the worst type of positive person – self centered, callous and uncaring. Unfortunately, he’s also the most public positive person out there right now. I wish Magic Johnson would kick his ass or something.

    • MC2 says:

      Yes! The idea that he is being given press as a speaker for HIV- gtfo! He is the worst poster child & I hope the media stops giving him a platform (except for places like this that actually talk about his past & his reckless/criminal behavior).
      He may have HIV but that does change the fact that he is a horrible person and no one should look up to him for anything. The guy just runs around his life hurting people- with drugs, abuse, words, texts, tweets, guns, floors, HIV, money, power, humiliation, on & on. He really is the definition of a menace to society.
      I hope he is finally held accountable for hurting & putting people at risk for his own selfish pleasure.

  14. AnneR says:

    What a POS. Why give him a platform? Of course, it’s the today show.

  15. kri says:

    Oh my god. He should have been imprisoned years ago. I hope he is charged with endangerment or assault. Where are our CB legals on this? Can he be prosecuted? Just sick. And evil.

    • Sam says:

      Possibly. It depends upon how the responsibility is viewed. A majority of states criminalize active fraud or deception. Which basically means lying. If you are with a partner and ask, “Do you have HIV?” and if they lie and say no when they really do have it, that is criminal just about everywhere now. But those cases are rare.

      The gray area is where nobody asks or tells. For the sake of argument, let’s just say that we are only talking about encounters Charlie had after he knew, for a fact, that he was positive. We’re not talking about encounters before he knew for sure. In some jurisdictions, it’s basically a “buyer beware” approach. Each of his partners should have asked OR, if they didn’t ask, should have insisted upon protection. Basically, these places put the burden on the partner to protect themselves from possible infection. In those places, the women would have no recourse because they would be viewed as active parties who could have insisted on protection or declined if they wanted.

      However, other states place the burden on the HIV positive person. In these states, a positive person has an affirmative legal duty to disclose their status to their partner, even when the partner does not ask or seem to care. Those states probably would find Charlie Sheen criminally liable.

      I presume that most, if not all, of the Sheen incidents took place in California, since that’s where he resides. California requires that, for it to be a crime, the sex must be unprotected and the positive person must have specific intent to try to infect their partner. So if we’re talking about California, Sheen is probably not criminally liable – at least not of a felony. There is a misdemeanor about “willful exposure” that might stick, but that’s unlikely to bring any serious consequences.

      However, let’s say that some of this happened in, say, New York. NY’s law is that any sex (protected or otherwise) can be a crime if full disclosure is not made. So really, it depends on where these acts are alleged to have occurred.

      • kri says:

        Sam-thanks. I appreciate that. I just find it horrible that anyone can get away with this willfully. But then I look at our society and say that all of the time..

      • Starkiller says:

        “the positive person must have specific intent to try to infect their partner” This is seriously the law? Merely having unprotected sex with a partner whilst knowingly HIV positive and not informing them of said status does not constitute “specific intent”? What the flip,

      • Sam says:

        California is a liberal state. Many liberals oppose laws criminalizing the transmission of HIV because they believe that it increases stigma around the disease and deters people from getting tested. You can believe that view is incorrect – I do – but that’s how some people think. I personally believe that reckless infection is just as bad, and that should be criminal as well. but not all people agree with that.

        It’s the “buyer beware” approach. It basically says that if you are concerned about HIV transmission, you need to demand protection or proof of negativity before sex. It puts the burden on each person to protect themselves. While I can agree with that in theory, it does allow some seriously bad behavior to go unpunished. And it discounts the complexities of human interactions and trust, which I don’t like.

        Of course, this is only criminal law. Civil law is a whole other animal.

      • MC2 says:

        Hey Sam- I am not sure where you are getting your info. Are you in the legal field? Wondering because I have different info. Maybe the law changed recently and I haven’t been updated?

        You can and people have been convicted of having unprotected sex if they know that they have HIV and do not inform the partner in California. The partner does not need to ask about HIV status. The catch is that the HIV person needs to act with intent to infect their partner for a felony. That’s the way that a lot of people are not prosecuted. If Charlie willfully infected a partner, then it would be a felony but he could also be found guilty of a misdemeanor as well. My gut is that the burden of proof of intent would be too great for Charlie since he was on meds & doctors said his count was undetectable (per Charlie) but a misdemeanor seems likely.

        Here is the California law: California Health and Safety Code section 120291(a),

        “Any person who exposes another to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) by engaging in unprotected sexual activity when the infected person knows at the time of the unprotected sex that he or she is infected with HIV, has not disclosed his or her HIV-positive status, and acts with the specific intent to infect the other person with HIV, is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the state prison for three, five, or eight years.”

  16. cindy says:

    What will really change things is if someone actually tests positive because they were infected by Charlie. In that case, I’m guessing he could be prosecuted.

  17. laura says:

    The only positive I can see from this is that maybe, just maybe, this trial he is undergoing will help others in future… That’s all I got… This man should be locked up, he just has no regard for others’ health. Surely by publicly admitting he didn’t tell some partners about his status because he worried they’d extort him, that alone means he had an intention of sorts to potentially infect??? Ay, I don’t know.

  18. Cerys says:

    I was a huge fan of Charlie Sheen for many years but the more I hear about his life the more I despair of him. He has sunk so low and done some despicable things to others. This latest episode is not surprising. He seems to think he can get away with everything using the old Charlie charm that has sadly evaporated. I feel so sorry for his family especially his kids.

  19. La Ti Da says:

    For all the right reasons…… For all the RIGHT reasons!?!?!?! My God this man just openly stated he possibly infected at least two unknowing women over money! Even before his HIV status was revealed I didn’t understand why people were treating this violent, obviously drug addled, mentally ill man with kid gloves and I’m still asking myself why? Every time they interview him he contradicts one of his many excuses and platitudes he made in his previous interviews. Charlie Sheen needs to just go away and hide, protect what little if any respect their is for his career. There will be no tears when this man passes away.

  20. Rayya Kirt says:

    And yes….he’s saying he stopped disclosing his positive status after it was used against him numerous times. That was not his choice to make knowing what he knew. Sadly, the girls made a choice believing him blindly. All the money in the world would not make me do two of the following: be bitter enough that even if I were exploited financially or any other way, not disclose my h.i.v status prior to intimacy. Second, be promiscuous or irresponsible (that’s just my personal choice). I’d want to really make it meaningful and prepare the person I would be with intimately. I’d make sure they realized the magnitude and possibilities even with protection and be ridiculously open n careful. Luckily, HIV is not the death sentence it once was, but no one has a right to encourage or heighten the odds of who deals with it. I couldn’t sleep at night.

    • Sam says:

      I have no doubt that people tried to extort him. That’s sadly part of human nature. But you know why they can do that? Because HIV still has a shameful association. And by being public, that’s the best way to break down shame. Magic Johnson chose to go public because once he did, it lost it’s shame. He took away the ability to extort him. By trying to hide it, Charlie created the climate for blackmail. I sympathize with public figures whose medical issues are out there for the world, but I do think if he had gone public with it quicker, he’d have struggled less.

  21. outhousecat says:

    Charlie Sheen is a piece of human sh*t. However I don’t have any sympathy for any person (male or female, because who really knows what all CS does?) that had sex with him without using protection. Anybody who knows his history knows that everything he does puts him at huge risk for having an STD. If his partners were stupid enough to sleep with him bareback, they really don’t have any right to complain IMO. Not excusing Charlie Sheen, but his partners bear some of the guilt if they didn’t insist on protection.

    • Sam says:

      I would presume that most of his partners were, uh, compensated for their time. Hired people don’t get such a choice. The clients often are willing to pay extra for the privilege of not using protection, and if the madam or pimp agrees, what right does the working girl (or guy, from the rumors) have to say no? Charlie is notorious for patronizing prostitutes as opposed to getting it for free. I think it actually makes him worse to patronize such people, whose income hinges on giving him what he wants, knowing that he poses such a risk to them.

  22. pinetree13 says:

    Can you imagine if you had slept with Charlie Sheen and then watched this interview? Imagine how sick with worry you would be. Awful, just awful.

  23. jinx says:

    it’s funny how money makes you do weird shit yes? Damn. I do think it can be extortion to some degree because you have to be really dumb to believe anything he says. To assume he’s clean – when he openly pays thousands for hookers – you totally deserve what you get if you risk that snot pool. Anyway. I feel for the people that love him. To watch him crash and burn this way must be heartbreaking.

  24. Classy and Sassy says:

    As a gay man, I was taught to assume everyone you had unprotected sex with was poz. It’s sad, but sound advice. I don’t see why it shouldn’t be the same for hetero couples. You go bare, be prepared to face the consequences. That said, what he did was a crime. The same crime the woman he f@cked committed, if indeed she knew her status. It’s an abominable act.