NEW YORK (CBS 2) — Charlie Sheen had no warning when police officers showed up at his door Tuesday night with a court order authorizing them to take his children.
“It was revealed once I opened the door that they were there to remove Bob and Max,” Sheen said during an interview on the “Today” show.
Sheen, who has opened his life to the cameras this week, may have gone too far in displaying his antics and speaking his mind.
Tuesday night, Sheen talked about how it was all affecting his children, saying “hey kids, your dad’s a rock star. Look at his experiences. Look at what he survived,” he said.
Hours after that interview was broadcast, however, his twin sons were taken from him, the latest and very public development in a heated custody battle between himself and soon-to-be ex-wife Brooke Mueller.
The mother of the twin boys, Brooke Mueller, alleged that Sheen threatened her during a phone call Sunday night. In court papers she claimed Sheen told her “I will cut your head off, put it in a box and send it to your mom.”
“Anybody can make such a claim, I don’t know. It’s just silly, and I think she’s latching on to some of this recent press,” Sheen told reporters.
Attorney Steve Mandel told CBS 2’s Don Dahler lightening raids like the one to get Sheen’s children were not unusual in custody cases.
“Typically, you don’t tip off the other side because that person could theoretically abscond with the child,” he said. Mandel also added that Sheen’s behavior will factor in to what will happen with his children.
“What he admitted doing is certainly relevant,” Mandel said.
The sit-com star insisted that his life with his two girlfriends, whom he calls the goddesses, is better for his boys than any other alternative. He said his children were never around during his wild parties.
“There’s nothing to hide. As I said, there’s nothing but love and compassion and absolute support for these amazing children,” Sheen said.
Psychologist and addiction expert Dr. Harris Stratyner said Sheen’s calmer demeanor during the NBC interview did “not necessarily” mean he was well.
“It could mean that he is taking something to calm down. It could mean that he’s crashing,” Stratyner said.
Because of Sheen’s latest meltdown, CBS executives halted production of his hit sitcom “Two and a Half Men” for this season.
And Tuesday, the CEO of the network, Les Moonves, fired back at his star. “He is on the air quite a bit these days. I wish he would have worked this hard to promote himself for an Emmy.”
Sheen was briefly hospitalized Oct. 26 after security at the luxury Plaza Hotel reported he was disorderly and had broken furniture in his room. He voluntarily went with authorities for a psychiatric evaluation and was released from the hospital the same day. His publicist, Stan Rosenfield, said at the time that Sheen had an adverse reaction to medication.