If found guilty Sheen could be up for eight years imprisonment.
“He never said anything to me. I was his girlfriend. I lived with him. We were together. We had sex almost every day for a year.”
Those were the words of Charlie Sheen’s former partner, adult actress, Bree Olsen in an interview with Howard Stern this week in response to the revelation Sheen is HIV positive.
In a confronting interview with NBC’s Today show this Tuesday, Sheen told host Matt Lauer he was diagnosed with the illness four years ago, in 2011.
“It’s a hard three letters to absorb,” the 50 year-old actor said.
But when quizzed as to whether there was any chance he’d transmitted the disease, Sheen said it was “impossible”, claiming to have divulged his HIV status to each and every one of his sexual partners.
But Olsen is claiming Sheen never told her and knowingly put her at risk.
“I trusted him,” she said. “For a year.”
According to TMZ, another of Sheen’s former partners, adult actress Natalie Kenly, has also come forward claiming she never knew the star was HIV positive.
However Sheen’s manager has stated Olsen wasn’t informed of his HIV status because the Two & A Half Men star hadn’t been diagnosed before their split.
“Bree Olsen was with Charlie in March and April of 2011 when he fired her from the [Violent Torpedo of Truth] tour,” Mark Burg said in a statement to E! News.
“He didn’t tell her because he wasn’t HIV positive at the time. He has not spoken to her since April 2011.”
When asked if he had had unprotected sex since his diagnosis, Sheen told Today, “Yes, but the two people that I did that with were under the care of my doctor and were completely warned ahead of time.”
Sheen’s public confession came about as a result of increasing bribes from insiders threatening to expose his illness if he didn’t continue to pay hush money.
“I have to put a stop to this onslaught, this barrage of attacks, of sub-truths – very harmful … stories that are threatening the health of so many others,” Sheen told Lauer on Tuesday, revealing he’d already paid upwards of $10 million to keep his illness secret.
Although the Los Angeles Police Department says it has received no complaints against Sheen to date, if Sheen were found guilty of knowingly having sex with HIV and failing to reveal it to his sexual partners he could be up for as long as eight years imprisonment in certain states, including California, where it is against the law for a person to willfully expose others to HIV.
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