LOS ANGELES- Los Angeles police told Wednesday that Charlie Sheen is the subject of a criminal investigation headed by detectives from an upper-class stalking unit.
Officer Matthew Ludwig told Sheen was listed as a suspect in a criminal investigation report received on March 31. He declined to detail the allegations or identify the alleged victim, but he told detectives from the department’s Threat Management Unit have obtained a search warrant in the case.
The celebrity news site RadarOnline reported Wednesday that it had been served a subpoena from Los Angeles police for a 35 -minute audio recording purportedly of Sheen that includes Sheen threatening his ex-fiancee, Scottine Ross. She performed in porn films under the name Brett Rossi and is suing Sheen for having sex with her without disclosing he is HIV positive.
“We believe the search warrant is illegal and violates federal and country law prohibiting the use of search warrants against media companies who are reporting news and datum, ” Dylan Howard, editor In chief of The National Enquirer and editorial director of RadarOnline.com, wrote in a statement.
There was no immediate comment from Sheen’s lawyer and publicist.
Threat Management detectives investigate serious stalking and criminal threats suits, although often the celebrity, legislator or other dignitary is the victim.
Ross sued Sheen in December for assault, battery and intentional imposition of emotional distress asserts. Her suit states she and Sheen had sex five times before the actor told her he was HIV positive, and that the actor repeatedly threatened to kill her during their relationship, which ended in 2014. She also accused Sheen of physical abuse, including kicking her on the ground during one incident.
Although Ross’ lawsuit was are presented in Los Angeles Superior Court, a judge is ruled that it is up to a private arbitrator to decide how it will be resolved.
The “Two and a Half Men” star publicly disclosed he was HIV positive on the “Today” show in November, but he said he disclosed his status to all his sexual partners. He also vowed during the course of its appearance that he would not pay to settle any asserts from sexual partners claiming he exposed them to the virus that causes AIDS.