Charlie Sheen last month announced that he had HIV ! And although he followed that quickly by saying that he was cleared of the illness, it was a matter of only time before the lawsuits would start coming in.
Today his former girlfriend filed a lawsuit against the actor citing reasons as assault, negligence and emotional distress.
Scottine Ross, a 26 yr old Porn Actress, who said she had met Sheen while she was working in the industry and later became engaged to him, claimed that they had sex more than five times before he revealed he was HIV-positive.
Ross also claimed the actor forced her to have an abortion after she became pregnant in 2014, and that he had been violent to her by kicking and choking her on numerous occasions during their one-year relationship.
The lawsuit, filed in the California Superior Court, is the first known legal action against Sheen since he revealed in a TV interview in November that he had been diagnosed HIV-positive four years ago.
The former star of TV comedy Two and a Half Men, said he had decided to speak out because he had paid about $US10 million ($A13.62 million) to people for their silence.
Sheen’s lawyer, Martin Singer, said on Thursday that the actor plans to ‘vigorously defend’ the lawsuit filed by Ross.
‘We are confident that Mr Sheen will prevail in this action.’
Under California’s criminal statute, a person who knowingly exposes another to HIV through unprotected sex must be proved to have had a deliberate intent to infect them.