Actor Charlie Sheen wants to reduce his child support payments to ex-wife Denise Richards, according to court documents he filed just recently.
Sheen says that he cannot afford to pay the $55,000 monthly child support as his income “drastically declined,” reported to TMZ. Richards is said to have been receiving that amount since 2009, but Sheen is no longer able to pay the same amount now.
Charlie Sheen asks court to cut his $55k-a-month child support to Denise Richards https://t.co/0qv6QdJS3D
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He claims that from $613,000, he is now earning roughly $87,384 per month, pays $105,000 for monthly bills, and spends $25,000 for medical fees reportedly not covered by insurance. However, the actor, who revealed he was HIV positive late last year, admitted that he sold his Two and a Half Men rights for $26,750,000.
Charlie Sheen recently sold his profit participation rights to comedy series “Two and a Half Men” for nearly $… https://t.co/6NINDNZfvq
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“We came up with a number a long time ago and I had a great job and everybody was living large and that’s not the case right now, but there’s still that expectation to still keep paying this kind of money,” Charlie Sheen said during an interview on the The Dr. Oz Show, where he talked about his child support payments to Denise Richards.
Sheen had also asked for his child support to Brooke Mueller, his other ex-wife and mother to his six-year-old twins Max and Bob, to be reduced for the same reasons.
Charlie Sheen ‘wants 55k a month child support payments to Brooke Mueller cut because he doesn’t have enough money’ https://t.co/YKDWXiBTo5
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Richards has two daughters with the actor: 11-year-old Sam and 1-year-old Lola. She is currently suing Sheen for forcing her and their daughters to leave their home. Richards also claims that the actor sent unpleasant text messages to their younger daughter.
However, Sheen’s legal representative, Martin Singer, believes that Denise Richards is just “being greedy.”
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“I’ve been representing Charlie for more than 20 years,” Singer says. “Patty [Glaser, Denise’s lawyer] is just the latest in a long string of lawyers who Denise has hired to squeeze as much money as she can out of Charlie. This motion has nothing do with their children. Denise is simply being greedy.”