More recently, it has come out that Sheen is HIV positive. To many, this doesn’t come as a surprise. The character the actor played on “Two and a Half Men” wasn’t too far from his actual personality. However, as more and more new comes to the service, you’ve got to wonder, how is all of this affecting his net worth or his finances?
When his HIV diagnosis became public, there were many people that were shocked and appalled, most of them being Sheen’s former lovers. Then news began to surface that Sheen had actually paid some of his lovers large sums of money to keep his diagnosis quiet. For instance, one woman said that Sheen had unprotected sex with her and did not tell her he had the disease until after they were done. After sex, he asked her to get his “HIV pills” for him. She’d been having relations with Sheen for over a year at that point and was convinced that she’d probably contracted the disease. He paid the woman $10 million to keep quiet about his condition.
Sheen reportedly has also gone great lengths to cover up affairs with men and transsexuals as well, spending millions to cover up his diagnosis as well as his true lifestyle, the very same lifestyle that led him to spend $1.6 million on hookers in 2013 alone.
He also paid male and female porn stars $30,000 a night to spend time with him in his home. They would hang out, smoke crack cocaine and watch old movies all night. This was part of his “rarely venturing out” phase. He stayed in the house most of the time, making the entertainment come to him. He became so over-the-top paranoid that he made anyone coming into the house sign a non-disclosure agreement upon walking into the house and everyone had to leave their cellphones at the door.
Although he was diagnosed in 2011 (and has still been having tons of unprotected sex), Sheen said that he believes it is nearly impossible that he’s given the disease to anyone else. He said that he’s made bad decisions and that he owns up to that, but he doesn’t believe he “knowingly or unknowingly” gave anyone HIV.
And, even more recently, Sheen is being investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department for alleged threats against his former fiancee Scottine Ross. In December, a lawsuit was filed against Sheen for assault and battery against her.
Shortly after the lawsuits, Sheen asked for his child support to ex-wives Denise Richards and Brooke Mueller be reduced. He cited financial hardships as the reason for the needed reduction. However, despite all of the trouble, Sheen is still estimated to be worth $150 million. Given that he earned $1.25 million for each episode of “Two and a Half Men” though, the $150 million does seem kind of low when incorporated with movies and his very own tour, which grossed him about $7 million, Charlie Sheen really isn’t hurting for money (that bad). However, there are quite a few pending lawsuits with his name on them for endangering others as well as the assault and battery charges on his ex-fiancee. All of this, not to mention the fact that he’s not going to be very hirable in Hollywood because of his lifestyle choices.
Moral of the story? Well, don’t go spending your millions upon millions of dollars on hookers and trying to cover up your HIV diagnosis.
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