Yesterday morning, Charlie Sheen told the Today Show’s Matt Lauer that he’d been living with HIV for four years. He said he felt he had to come forward after paying close to $10 million dollars in “shakedowns”. Lauer asked Sheen,
“Have you, since the time of your diagnosis, told every one of your sexual partners before you had a sexual encounter you were HIV-positive?”
“Yes, I have. No exceptions.”
But Charlie’s ex-girlfriend, former porn star Bree Olson, says otherwise. Olson was one of Sheen’s two live-in girlfriends—along with Natalie Kenly, whom Sheen said he met in a treatment program. Sheen labeled the women the “goddesses,” and they were by the TV star’s side during his meltdown several years ago.
Olson appeared on The Howard Stern Show Tuesday morning following Sheen’s Today Show reveal. According to Stern, she appeared “shaking and upset” when she entered the studio. Stern asked her when she found out Sheen had HIV and Olson replied,
“Right along with everyone else. Three days ago, I started getting calls—it was right when everything happened in Paris. Fox and everyone else started getting at me in emails, and even I wanted to blow it off [thinking], ‘Oh, this is just another Charlie thing.’
He never said anything to me. I was his girlfriend. I lived with him. We were together. We had sex almost every day for a year —with lambskin condoms.”
Btw, lambskin condoms don’t prevent the transmission of HIV —only pregnancy. Olson drove from Indiana to New York for the interview that morning with Stern and brought in her HIV test. A relieved Olson show him the test and said,
“I am negative for HIV.”
Asked whether she feels betrayed, Olson said;
“I have not spoken to him in quite some time. I had spoke nothing but positive things about Charlie. I have never said a negative thing, I’ve never torn him apart in any way, but I am so upset. I couldn’t be more angry. I’m shaking, I’ve been crying… to think that someone could do that to me. I loved him. He was my boyfriend.
He just admitted right in that [Today] interview that [the diagnosis] is during the ‘tiger blood’ time. That’s when I was with him!. I was living with him. We were sleeping together every night. [He] never said a thing, ever. ‘I’m clean,’ he told me. ‘I’m clean, I’m clean,’ because I didn’t want to use lambskin, I wanted to use regular condoms… I trusted him.”
In his interview with Lauer, Sheen described the side effects he faced living with HIV, including a series of debilitating “cluster headaches and migraines,” as well as night sweats. Olson went on,
“I remember that [sweating]. He would wake up all the time in the middle of the night complaining of these symptoms, and he would blame it on steroids—these steroids he took.
A doctor came to the house all the time and they’d go into a room by themselves. He always told me, ‘This is for my steroids.’”
According to TMZ, at least six other women have gotten lawyers in the last two days and plan to sue Sheen for intentional infliction of emotional distress, fraud, sexual battery. An LA lawyer says, the 6 women contacted him on Monday, and he had appointments with 4 more on Tuesday. The women claim they had both protected and unprotected sex with Sheen, as recently as last month, and he did not disclose his HIV status. A source connected with Sheen says in the last 2 years, he has had at least 200 partners, so the number of women who either will sue or plan to sue will almost certainly grow as the days pass.
(via The Daily Beast)