Charlie Sheen’s manager said Sunday that television’s highest-paid actor “is fine” and will be back at work Tuesday despite his drunken rampage at a swanky New York hotel that resulted in a trip to a hospital, another public relations black eye, and a tab for thousands of dollars in damages.
The fallout over the Oct. 26 fracas at The Plaza Hotel may not be over, however, until the porn star sings.
A spokesman for the 22-year-old adult film actress who was inside the suite when the incident occurred said a civil complaint is being drafted and that a suit could be filed against Sheen as early as this week. The woman, Christina Walsh, reportedly locked herself in a bathroom and called hotel security while an allegedly drunk and enraged Sheen screamed and trashed the place — all because he suspected she had stolen his expensive watch.
Walsh, who is credited as “Capri Anderson” in several adult films she appeared in, did not file a police complaint and no criminal charges are expected to be filed in New York, according to TMZ.com.
“She’s angry, she says, because she believes she was threatened,” said TMZ’s Harvey Levin. “She believes Charlie committed a criminal act.”
Sheen’s publicist, Stan Rosenfield, told NBC News that Walsh may be trying to cash in on the actor’s fame and fortune. Sheen reportedly earns nearly $2 million per episode for his role as Charlie Harper in “Two and a Half Men,” the sitcom in which he stars as a womanizing Malibu playboy.
If Walsh does file a lawsuit against Sheen, it could come at a price.
“Of course she can sue for things like emotional distress, assault, maybe battery. The question is, does she want to?” said attorney Wendy Murphy, a former federal prosecutor. “Everything about her conduct that night will be fair game.”