The latest news in Sheen Watch is that the actor has had his nearly 2-year-old twin sons, Bob and Max, removed from the home he shares with his “goddess” girlfriends, Rachel Oberlin and Natalie Kenly. Sheen’s ex-wife, Brooke Mueller, “won a restraining order earlier Tuesday forbidding Sheen from communicating with her or coming within 100 yards of her or the boys,” AOL reports.
Sheen appeared on The TODAY Show again this morning and told interviewers he has no idea where his children are. Sheen talked about getting his kids back as if it were a “challenge,” saying, “I’m more than willing to take on this task. If anybody thought my focus was directed in a radical capacity, that’s gonna seem like child’s play.” To me, that sounds more like a thinly veiled threat toward Brooke Mueller than it does the heartbreak of a parent who is – by all media accounts – solely focused on “winning.”
In his TODAY Show interview from this morning, Sheen goes on to suggest any father should have a legal right to know where his children are, and yet since Mueller has a restraining order against him, it seems not at all “conspicuous,” as Sheen’s lawyer suggested, that Mueller is essentially in hiding.
For her part, Mueller is terrified of Sheen, having written in her legal delcaration, “I am very concerned that [Sheen] is currently insane. I am in great fear that he will find me and attack me, and I am in great fear for the children’s safety while in his care.”
One of the reasons Sheen’s unfolding madness is so riveting to me is because I feel fairly certain that Sheen suffers from what psychologists now call Antisocial Personality Disorder, or sociopathy. I’ve done (and will continue to do) a lot of reading on the subject, because I’m also convinced my ex-husband suffers from the same condition. I realize everyone and their mother (okay, my mother) are trying to diagnose Sheen right now; some have suggested that he’s bi-polar, but as Sheen rebutted in one of his many interviews this week, he doesn’t really have a depressive side to his mania. Obviously much of the behavior he’s displaying right now has to do with his addiction, or can be explained away because of his addiction, but a theory I haven’t heard considered yet by experts is that Sheen’s addiction may actually be a symptom of his ASPD. Common symptoms of sociopathy include:
- Be able to act witty and charming
- Be good at flattery and manipulating other people’s emotions
- Break the law repeatedly
- Disregard the safety of self and others
- Have problems with substance abuse
- Lie, steal, and fight often
- Not show guilt or remorse
- Often be angry or arrogant
We’ve seen Sheen exhibit all of these symptoms just in the last few days alone, with the exception of breaking the law – though Mueller “alleged that Sheen took the boys from her home without permission on Saturday and has kept them from her,” according to AOL. “She tried to get the boys back, but she said Sheen allegedly threatened: ‘I will cut your head off, put it in a box and send it to your mom.’ ”
Famed attorney Gloria Allred, in an exclusive with Radar Online, proved that Sheen lied on camera when he told Piers Morgan this week that he’d never hit a woman. Allred told Radar:
Charlie Sheen, in his interview with Piers Morgan on CNN (Monday) night, failed to state that he was charged with one count of battery with serious injury of my client, Brittany Ashland, Penal Code Section 243(d). He entered a plea of no contest to that charge. No contest has the same effect as a guilty plea for his crime.
For that conviction, he was sentenced on the count of battery with serious injury to one year jail time, which was suspended. In addition, he was sentenced to two years of probation, $1,200.00 fine, 300 hours of community service and eight counseling sessions.
I find it revolting and despicable that Charlie Sheen who was convicted of a crime should now be attacking his victim and trying to blame her for his crime.
Sheen told Morgan he was trying to restrain Ashland, who had allegedly come at him with a shrimp fork. Mueller has also accused Sheen of physical violence, but the charges were dismissed by an Aspen judge.
It’s obvious that Sheen has been enabled by both the people he surrounds himself with and a society that worships celebrities, which has allowed him to live – as many celebrities do – above the law. More common (read: less famous) sociopaths tend to “hide behind” positions of power or prestige, which creates a similar protective effect, making those who would accuse them of wrongdoing seem suspect. It’s a vicious cycle that can be extremely difficult for the victims of sociopaths to break. I understand what Mueller must be feeling right now, and I can only wish her strength in moving forward and doing what she feels is right. Thankfully she has her mother by her side and a protective order, but she – and every goddess who has crossed Sheen’s path – will likely need lots of time to recover and make sense of what has happened to her.
For more information on ASPD, read The Sociopath Next Door by Martha Stout, PhD.
Source: AOL (click for video of Sheen’s TODAY Show appearance)