Date: 3rd August 2010
Charlie Sheen pleaded guilty Monday to assault in a Christmas Day argument with his wife in exchange for the withdrawal of more serious charges.
Sheen, star of "Two and a Half Men" on CBS, was sentenced to 30 days in a rehabilitation center, 30 days of probation and 36 hours of anger management. He has 30 days to report to the Promises Treatment Center in California.
Sheen, dressed in a dark suit, shirt and purple tie, entered the Pitkin County Courthouse after waving and blowing kisses to the crowd outside, and flashing a peace sign.
"I'm very grateful to the court and to the people of Pitkin County," he said in a statement after the hearing. "I look forward to complying with the court's decision, getting on with my life and putting this behind me."
His wife, Brooke Mueller Sheen, had told police he had put a knife to her throat and threatened to kill her during a row on Christmas Day 2009.
He denied the claims, and more serious charges were dropped in a plea bargain.
Within a week of Sheen's arrest, he and Mueller Sheen both said they wanted to reconcile. In February, they hugged in an Aspen courtroom after a judge modified a restraining order that kept them from contacting each other.
Since the incident, both have completed alcohol rehab programs, and Galanter has said they've been sober for months.
The 44-year-old was put on probation and told to undergo 36 hours of anger management.
He was told to attend the Promises Treatment Center in California, which specialises in drug and alcohol addiction.
Source: Press Release