Denise Richards won't zip it about Charlie Sheen, still
By Stone Martindale May 24, 2008, 12:34 GMT
Denise Richards - © David Gabber / PR Photos
Denise Richards won't shut up about her horrid marriage and divorce to actor Charlie Sheen.
As the war of words between Denise Richards and Charlie Sheen continues, Richards goes on the record with “Extra” about her bitter battle with ex-husband Charlie Sheen, her decision to include her children in her reality show and the bizarre email request making news.
“I’m going to set the record straight...I’m not here to talk about Charlie Sheen,” Richards tells “Extra.” But she continues, “He’s exploited our entire situation…He’s getting married. Focus on his upcoming wedding!”
Richards has opened up her life to a torrent of criticism as she promotes her controversial reality show, "It’s Complicated", but she insists the reason for doing the show is because she’s a single mother. “What reality show with families doesn’t have children?”
Richards asks. “I’ll be honest with you. I need to work. I need to support my children…I have bills like everyone else.”
Richards could make nearly half a million dollars from her reality show and also uncovered that since the end of her marriage, she has received almost $5 million from Sheen.
PLUS, UPDATED INFORMATION – Richards will be getting some $40 million for less than three years of marriage. That includes a $7 million divorce settlement, $25 million in syndication royalties from Sheen’s Two and a Half Men television series and nearly $10 million in child support over the next 15 years – the child support is tax free!
“I’m a good mom. I’m raising my daughters on my own…I don’t want nannies raising my kids,” Richards continues, even though she has two nannies on her payroll.
As for the note Richards allegedly emailed to Sheen’s fiancée, Brooke Mueller, explaining why she wanted another baby from Sheen, Richards says, “This is not an email I sent to anyone. Period. I do not want Charlie Sheen’s sperm.” “Extra” has learned that a forensics expert has scrutinized the email and says it’s authentic. Plus, Sheen plans to have a computer DNA expert analyze the email to prove no part of it has been altered or doctored.
As for Richard’s message to Sheen, she declares, “If Charlie was watching, which he has seen all of my other interviews, I would just say, ‘Let me promote my show. Let me move forward.’”
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