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Charlie Sheen Broke Engagement to Brett Rossi for His Kids ⁠— She Claimed He Forced Her to End a Pregnancy

Bettina Dizon
Mar 23, 2022
07:20 A.M.
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Shortly after Charlie Sheen called off his wedding with Brett Rossi via text, she filed a lawsuit against him for concealing his HIV infection, abuse, and coercing her to have an abortion.

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Charlie Sheen and Brett Rossi were engaged for less than a year until he broke her heart a few weeks before the wedding. According to the actor, he wanted to prioritize his children over his relationship at that moment.

Rossi did not take things lightly and revealed Sheen's abusive behavior to the public by filing a lawsuit with several accusations, including assault, battery, emotional distress, and false imprisonment.

Charlie Sheen and Scottine Sheen during the Joe Carter Classic Charity Golf Tournament after-party at Shangri-La Hotel on June 26, 2014 in Toronto, Canada. | Source: Getty Images

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SHEEN AND ROSSI GET ENGAGED

Born Scottine Ross, a former adult star, met the "Two and a Half" men alum on November 1, 2013, as she agreed to spend a night with him for $10,000. What was supposed to be a one-time intimacy turned out to be a full-fledged romance when they fell in love.

Sheen asked for Rossi's hand in marriage during a Valentine's Day trip to Hawaii, despite her still being legally married to Jonathan Ross. Sheen's publicist said:

“Charlie and Brett have absolutely no secrets between them. Charlie is well aware that Brett has been separated for over two years from this man. Paperwork has been filed [...].”

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According to Rossi, the proposal was unexpected and happened early in the morning after they watched the sunrise. Sheen also picked out a "classic and beautiful" ring for his bride-to-be.

He finally became sober when he couldn't bring his daughter to her apartment because of drinking too much.

Wedding plans were already underway as the happy couple carefully prepared for their wedding. Sadly, the special day never came to fruition.

Charlie Sheen at the Annabel's after Q&A to discuss his life and career on April 09, 2019 in London, England. | Source: Getty Images

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THE WEDDING WAS CALLED OFF

After an eight-month-long engagement, Sheen announced the end of his relationship. In a statement released through his publicist, Jeff Ballard, the "Anger Management" star said:

“Scotty and I had a great year together as we traveled the world [...]. She's a terrific gal, but we've mutually decided to go our separate ways and to not spend the rest of our lives together.”

Sheen revealed that their decision came as he prioritized his children over his relationship. "I've decided that my children deserve my focus more than a relationship does right now," he said

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His union to Rossi would have been his fourth marriage after his previous wives, Donna Peele, Denise Richards, and Brooke Mueller. Sheen shares two daughters, Sam and Lola, with Richards, two twin boys, Max and Bob, with Mueller, and a grown daughter from a previous relationship.

Following their split, Rossi threw a party to celebrate the end of their romance. At Scores Gentlemen's Club in Las Vegas, the event had Sheen's ex eating cake and drinking with her friends.

Rossi planned the whole event, given their separation dragged on for months and even involved a legal suit against the Hollywood star.

Denise Richards and Charlie Sheen during the Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California January 20, 2002. | Source: Getty Images

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ROSSI FILES A LAWSUIT AGAINST SHEEN

Rossi filed a lawsuit against Sheen for alleged false imprisonment, assault and battery, negligence, and emotional distress. The young woman claimed that Sheen tried to resolve the issue with a $1 million settlement but did not push through following his HIV revelation on "Today."

In her complaint, Rossi said that Sheen concealed his HIV infection and engaged in unprotected intercourse when their relationship began. She also accused the actor of physical and emotional abuse throughout their relationship.

In one instance, Rossi claimed that Sheen threatened her life. "I'm scared he wants to kill me," she said, but was, at that time, too in love and afraid to leave him.

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Charlie Sheen and Scottine Sheen during the Joe Carter Classic Charity Golf Tournament after-party at Shangri-La Hotel on June 26, 2014 in Toronto, Canada. | Source: Getty Images

Rossi also claimed that she fell pregnant with Sheen's child, hoping she would have a girl. However, the actor wanted her to have an abortion. The document claimed:

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“Sheen indicated that he did not want his child to have his blood type (i.e., HIV-positive) and told [Rossi] that she had to have an abortion.”

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However, Sheen denied all allegations and filed for a dismissal of the complaint. "She was jealous that he was spending time with other people, including his own kids," the document read. Sheen's lawyer, Martin D. Singer, said:

“Charlie Sheen intends to vigorously defend the lawsuit filed by Brett Rossi aka Scottine Ross. Numerous witnesses will dispute each and every claim made by Ms. Rossi.”

Further, he claimed that he has confidence that Sheen will prevail in his dismissal and "will recover significant damages against her in connection with a pending arbitration that was commenced months ago."

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Sheen, known for starring in "Platoon," "Wall Street," "Scary Movie 3," and "Eight Men Out," once battled drug and alcohol addiction. According to the actor, his survival from several drug usage was due to a different constitution, brain, and heart than regular people.

However, Sheen wasn't afraid of death due to drugs as he was cautious of mixing his intake, refraining from those that could cause health complications. He finally became sober when he couldn't bring his daughter to her apartment because of drinking too much.

He went to therapy and came out a different person. He also changed his lifestyle to reduce the chances of needing a drink. When he was diagnosed with HIV, Sheen paid people millions of dollars to keep the illness a secret until his eventual announcement. 

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The actor further claimed that he did not know how he contracted the virus. Unfortunately, there is no known cure for HIV. Sheen kept his diagnosis from his eldest daughter until the right time to tell her happened.

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