Porn star sues Sheen for as­sault claims

Winnipeg Free Press - Section E - - ARTS & LIFE -

LOS AN­GE­LES — An ex-fi­ancée of Char­lie Sheen has sued the ac­tor, claim­ing he didn’t dis­close he was HIV-pos­i­tive un­til af­ter they’d had sex sev­eral times and was phys­i­cally and emo­tion­ally abu­sive dur­ing their re­la­tion­ship.

Scot­tine Ross, a porn star who per­formed un­der the name Brett Rossi, sued the ac­tor on Thurs­day for as­sault, bat­tery and in­ten­tional in­flic­tion of emo­tional dis­tress claims. Her law­suit states she and Sheen had sex five times be­fore the ac­tor told her he was HIV-pos­i­tive.

“As a re­sult of this ex­po­sure, (Ross) has suf­fered se­ri­ous emo­tional dis­tress from a rea­son­able fear that she will con­tract HIV,” the suit states.

The Two and a Half Men star pub­licly dis­closed he was HIV-pos­i­tive on the To­day show last month but said he dis­closed his sta­tus to all his sex­ual part­ners. He also vowed dur­ing the ap­pear­ance that he would not to pay to set­tle any claims from sex­ual part­ners claim­ing he ex­posed them to the virus that causes AIDS.

Ross’ law­suit was filed one day af­ter Sheen was sup­posed to pay her $1 mil­lion to set­tle all claims against him un­der a draft agree­ment that the ac­tor never signed, ac­cord­ing to the court fil­ing.

Sheen’s at­tor­ney Marty Singer wrote in a state­ment that Ross’s claims are al­ready be­ing ad­dressed in pri­vate ar­bi­tra­tion.

“Char­lie Sheen in­tends to vig­or­ously de­fend the law­suit filed,” Singer wrote. “Nu­mer­ous wit­nesses will dis­pute each and ev­ery claim made by Ms. Rossi.”

Ross first met Sheen in Novem­ber 2013 and agreed to have sex with the ac­tor for $10,000. They got en­gaged in Jan­uary 2014, but their re­la­tion­ship ended later that year.

In ad­di­tion to Ross’ claim that Sheen didn’t dis­close his HIV sta­tus, she ac­cuses the ac­tor of phys­i­cally abus­ing her through­out their re­la­tion­ship, in­clud­ing kick­ing her on the ground dur­ing one in­ci­dent and threat­en­ing to kill her dur­ing other fights.

Sheen says he won’t pay claimants.

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