Sheen HIV case

Sex partners contact lawyer over Charlie Sheen HIV case

Charlie Sheen.
Charlie Sheen.PHOTO: REUTERS

NEW YORK • Celebrity attorney Gloria Allred says some of television star Charlie Sheen's former partners have got in touch with her after he admitted to being HIV-positive.

"Since Charlie Sheen's interview yesterday, I will now confirm that I have been contacted by women with reference to Charlie Sheen and their rights," she said on Wednesday in a statement that was published by People magazine and TMZ.com. "I have no comment on what will happen next."

Separately, TMZ.com said at least six women were planning to sue Sheen.

The 50-year-old star said on Tuesday it was "impossible" that he had infected anyone with the virus in the four years since his diagnosis and that he had been honest with sex partners about his status.

Former porn star Bree Olson said on Tuesday that Sheen had concealed his HIV status, although they were together around the time he was likely diagnosed.

TMZ.com, citing sources, said the actor was diagnosed two weeks after the two broke up.

Nurse Amanda Bruce said on Wednesday that she knowingly had unprotected sex with him under the care of his doctor, reported People.

During an interview on The Dr Oz Show, she said the two had been intimate throughout their relationship, which lasted "about seven, eight months", but they did not have unprotected sex until they "decided to be exclusive".

She said that she met Sheen's doctor Robert Huizenga and that, after being told Sheen had "undetectable" levels of the virus in his blood, she took medication to help prevent the transmission of disease.

She said Sheen had been upfront about his diagnosis, reported People.

"I think the real Russian roulette comes with not coming forward about conditions you have or having unprotected sex frequently with partners. The reality is, we had known each other for many months before we engaged in that and we were a couple - I was in love with him."

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 21, 2015, with the headline 'Sex partners contact lawyer '. Print Edition | Subscribe