It was 2 a.m. this morning in the Plaza Hotel in Manhattan, and police were on their way to Charlie Sheen's room. Upon arrival, they found a trashed room: tables and chairs thrown around, a damaged chandelier. Sheen had apparently flown into a rage after realizing his wallet and cellphone were missing, and, as you do, torn the room apart in frustration.
Since this is Charlie Sheen we're talking about here, that's not even the best part of the story. There's also the fact that he was drunk, naked, and possibly, at least according to one report, accompanied by a prostitute who was hiding inside a closet, buck naked and screaming.
Sheen was in town with Denise Richards and their two daughters Sam and Lola, and the family had gone to see Mary Poppins on Broadway the night before. The wholesome family-friendly evening clearly ended quite differently than it began, with Sheen being admitted to New York Hospital, accompanied by Richards.
Police report that Sheen was "emotionally disturbed" when they arrived on the scene. A source tells Life & Style,
Charlie was incoherent but started screaming slurs at the cops. They recognized him immediately and gave him two options: they could take him to the hospital or take him down to the station. Charlie chose the hospital.
Well, let's be honest—is anyone really surprised to hear all this? Escorts, violence, intoxication ... these things practically define Charlie Sheen. I mean, this is a guy who was a regular visitor to the brothels owned by Heidi Fleiss in the 1990s (where, awesomely, he paid by check, because hey, that's not remotely traceable), who recently was arrested for assaulting his current wife Brooke Mueller, who's two months out of his latest rehab stint.
Plus, he's getting paid an eyebrow-raising $1.25 million per episode for Two and a Half Men. I'm just saying, that buys a lot of hookers n' blow.
You know what's interesting, though? He'll probably weather this latest scandal just fine. Maybe he'll do another trip to rehab, pay some damages to the hotel, whatever. Soon enough he'll be back collecting his ridiculous paychecks and everyone will chuckle indulgently and call him the Hollywood bad boy.
Why do you think he gets away with this stuff?