Reports state that Scottine Ross is also accusing the actor of assault and emotional distress
The ex-fiancée of actor Charlie Sheen has filed suit against the star, claiming instances of assault, battery, emotional distress and negligence, as well failing to disclose that he’s HIV positive.
Sheen – best known for his roles in movies Platoon and Wall Street and as the star of hit show Two and a Half Men – revealed his HIV diagnosis last month (November 17).
Announcing the news on NBC’s Today Show, Sheen stated that all his sexual partners were aware of his HIV, however reports say that former fiancée Scottine Ross is now suing Sheen. They began a relationship in 2013.
Variety, among other sources, reports that Sheen did not admit to being HIV positive until Ross discovered HIV medication. She says that they had already had sex at least five times.
“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,” the lawsuit states.
Ross’ lawyers also claim that Sheen’s attorneys previously attempted to settle the suit for $1 million and that Sheen has accused her of breaching a confidentiality agreement.
Upon initially announcing the news, Sheen said that he was first diagnosed with HIV four years ago, adding that he did not announce the news sooner because “it’s a hard 3 letters to absorb”. Sheen also said that he is “not entirely sure” how he contracted the disease.
Sheen claimed that he has always been honest with his sexual partners regarding his health and uses protection: “I always led with condoms and honesty when it came to my condition”. He also said that it is “impossible” that he has infected anyone with HIV since his diagnosis.
“I think I release myself from this prison today,” Sheen said of announcing he is HIV positive. “I have a responsibility now to better myself and help a lot of other people,” he added.