Date: 11th January 2010

Charlie Sheen ordered to appear in court

A Colorado judge has ruled that actor Charlie Sheen must appear at a hearing on allegations he put a knife to his wife's throat.

Mr Sheen's lawyers had requested the star should be allowed to participate at the 8 February hearing by phone but it was denied.

The actor was arrested in Aspen on Christmas Day on suspicion of assault, menacing and criminal mischief.

Mr Sheen denies threatening his wife, Brooke Mueller Sheen, with a knife.

Mrs Mueller Sheen told police the Two and a Half Men star threatened to kill her during a row after she said she wanted a divorce.

Source: Press Release