Charlie Sheen under investigation for possible ‘murder for hire’ plot

Charlie Sheen/YouTube Screenshot
Charlie Sheen/YouTube Screenshot

Actor Charlie Sheen is back in the news, as it was announced that a LAPD unit is investigating the Hollywood actor. The LAPD served a search warrant on two media outlets, Radar Online and The National Enquirer, earlier this week as part of a murder for hire investigation. The police are looking for a voice recording of Sheen in which he stated that he would pay $20K to have his ex Brett Rossi killed. In addition, the recording allegedly has Sheen admitting that he did not disclose his HIV status to Rossi after his diagnoses of the deadly virus.

Rossi recently filed a “criminal threats” report against Sheen and received a “temporary restraining order” against the actor. The search warrant states that the victim is Scottine Ross, aka Brett Rossi. In 2013 and 2014, Ross and actor Charlie Sheen had been involved in a relationship and the tape “tends to show that a felony has been committed.” According to sources, in the tape you hear a conversation allegedly between Sheen and Rossi where she is heard exclaiming, “Why did [not] you tell me you were not infected?” to which Sheen replies, “Because it’s none of you f****** business.” The tape also allegedly has Sheen stating, “This piece of s*** needs to be f****** buried. I’d rather spend 20 grand to have her head kicked in.”

The warrant goes on to list several instances of domestic abuse: “Ross reported that on several occasions Sheen had brandished firearms at her and threatened her life.  Ross stated that she did not report the violence and abuse at the time the incidents occurred, as she feared for her safety and was under Sheen’s control. Ross stated she witnessed Sheen in fits of rage and violent outbursts on numerous occasions. Ross stated that she witnessed Sheen threatened to kill his former wife Denise Richards and their children’s lives. Ross stated that Sheen made threats to “put a hit on her former boyfriend,” which Ross understood to mean Sheen wanted to hire someone to kill her former boyfriend. Ross stated that during the relationship, she discovered that Sheen was infected with and being treated for HIV. Ross stated that Sheen had not disclosed the fact that he was HIV positive to her. Ross further stated that Sheen had unprotected sex with her while infected with HIV and Sheen did not disclose that he was HIV positive to her prior to engaging in sexual intercourse.”

Sheen’s lawyer Marty Singer issued a statement in which he says, “This is a publicity stunt. The TRO was obtained without notice to Charlie Sheen or his attorney. I believe it is the first time someone obtained an order based on a story in a tabloid.”

Rossi previously filed a $5 million lawsuit against Sheen in December for assault and battery after first claiming Sheen did not disclose his HIV status.

Mo Barnes
Mo Barnes

Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician. He has been writing for Rolling Out since 2014. Whether it means walking through a bloody police shooting to help a family find justice or showing the multifaceted talent of the Black Diaspora I write the news.

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