Actor Charlie Sheen has been hit with a lawsuit accusing the “Anger Management” star of assault and battery. Sheen is also accused of negligence and inflicting emotional distress by failing to reveal his HIV status, in a suit filed by Scottine Ross, Sheen’s former fiancee, Variety reports.
As we reported previously, Sheen recently appeared on NBC’s “Today” show to disclose he is HIV positive. He has denied keeping his HIV status a secret from his sexual partners.
“In her lawsuit filed on Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court, Ross’ attorneys claim that in late October or early November, Sheen’s attorneys attempted to resolve her claims for $1 million, to be paid on Dec. 2,” Variety reports. “The lawsuit claims that Ross also would have been assigned 5% of his 100% backend participation points on the series ‘Anger Management.’”
Ross reportedly claims that early in their relationship she and Sheen had sex at least five times before she discovered that he had medication for the treatment of HIV.
Her lawsuit states: “If Sheen had disclosed to Plaintiff that he was HIV positive when they met for the very first time, Plaintiff never would have engaged in sex with him, and the resulting relationship between the two would never have occurred.”
Ross reportedly subsequently agreed to stay with Sheen after talking things out.