Sheen to flee "poison pit" of Hollywood
Charlie Sheen is planning to flee the “poison pit” of Hollywood following his bombshell confession that he is HIV-positive.
The Wall Street star intends to pack his bags and bunker-down in a remote ski chalet he owns in Aspen, Colorado, according to family and friends.
There, he intends to write his autobiography, as well as trying to figure out how to rebuild his career as an actor and protect his $200million fortune from a string of civil lawsuits by women who allege he had unprotected sex with them but failed to disclose his condition.
Tinseltown trade magazine Variety claims Sheen (50), has already put two of his three L.A. area mansions up for sale and we can reveal that his manager Mark Burg is in talks with at least three New York publishing houses over his memoirs.
“Charlie aims to step as far away from the limelight as he can for a while to escape the enormous pressure he is under,” a family member declared.
“He says Hollywood has become his personal poison pit and he feels betrayed by so many people he took into his inner circle who are now making money off his condition.”
Three times married father-of-five Sheen claimed in a US TV interview last week that he has already forked-out “millions” in hush-money payments since being diagnosed as HIV-positive four years ago.
At least six women are reportedly pursuing civil claims against him and legal experts are predicting “dozens more” could follow suit, given that the actor once boasted of more than 5,000 conquests, including scores of porn stars, strippers and escort girls.
Adult movie actress Bree Olson (29), who was one of Sheen’s live-in “goddesses” during his infamous string of public meltdowns in 2011, has branded him a “monster” for not telling her he had contracted the illness.
And accounting records for 2013 reveal he spent a mind-boggling $1.5million hiring hookers over a 12-month period. Sheen has admitted: “In this difficult time, I dazedly chose the companionship of unsavoury and insipid types.”
Los Angeles-based civil attorney Jim Fedalen said yesterday: “By all accounts, a lot of women have come forward and already and many more are likely to do so soon.”
Sheen is also unlikely to return any time soon to acting, despite a distinguished career in film and television, where he became the world’s highest-paid star of the small screen in the sitcoms Two and a Half Men and Anger Management.
LA-based media analyst Mike Raia said yesterday: “The problem is that all major performers have to be insured while they are on set and, frankly, the premium for Sheen would be so high as to be completely cost-prohibitive.”