LOS ANGELES, Calif.–Charlie Sheen and his estranged wife, Brooke Mueller, appeared in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom today to discuss custody of their twin boys, amid reports that the actor wanted to take his sons along on his continuing theater tour.
After Sheen showed up in court around 9:30 a.m., Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Hank Goldberg decided to hold the hearing behind closed doors, saying it would be in the “best interest of the children.”
The couple have twin sons–Bob and Max–who were born in March 2009.
The closed-door hearing lasted about 90 minutes, and nobody would comment after leaving the courtroom about what had transpired.
Sheen, 45, and Mueller, 33, announced last month that they had reached a custody agreement over the boys. The celebrity website TMZ.com reported that Goldberg decided to keep that agreement in place without any changes.
The custody agreement was announced about 10 days after Mueller obtained a restraining order against the actor, claiming he had threatened her.
Bob and Max were taken from Sheen’s home a short time later in front of a throng of cameras.
Los Angeles Police Department officers also went to the actor’s Mulholland Drive mansion to see if he had any guns, which could have been a violation of the restraining order.
In recent weeks, Sheen–who was fired from his starring role on CBS’ “Two and a Half Men” after a public dispute with co-creator/producer Chuck Lorre–has been touring small theaters across the country on a so-called “Violent Torpedo of Truth” tour. He is scheduled to appear tonight in
Meanwhile, Mueller made headlines in recent weeks when she was caught on security camera video at an Inglewood pawn shop, apparently trying to pawn a men’s watch and a stereo. She has also reportedly checked herself into rehab.
The celebrity website TMZ.com reported that Sheen wanted to take his sons along with him on tour, and that his attorneys planned to ask Goldberg to give him full custody of the children and end his $55,000 a month child support payments to Mueller.
By Bill Hetherman | City News Service