Charlie Sheen didn’t learn the first time around when he was consorting with Heidi Fleiss’ girls. The Hollywood madam catered to Sheen and became famous for saying “that guy is a rat.” To quote Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, “quel rat” is back, and worse, he is at it again, this time after having a supposed nervous breakdown. The breakdown was first blamed first on drugs. And then, according to Sheen’s representative, it was blamed on a medication reaction.
The Two and a Half Men actor supposedly caused $7,000 worth of damage to his suite at New York’s Plaza Hotel this past Tuesday, Oct. 26. He accused his escort of stealing his wallet. She locked herself in the bathroom claiming that she was protecting herself. TMZ moved quickly on the case and discovered that Charlie Sheen’s escort at the time was none other than Christine Walsh, better known in the porn community as Capri Anderson. As the story goes, Sheen repeats history and joins the likes of other celebrities who have mixed with sex trade workers.
He is well-remembered for his incident in 1995 with Divine Brown, a Sunset Boulevard worker in Hollywood. At that time, Grant was a superstar starring in the movie Nine Months. It eventually ruined his relationship with actress Elizabeth Hurley. At the end, he was fined $1,180 for soliciting services and two years probation. The New York Daily News related that Brown instantly became famous and rich.
CNBC related that Jerry Springer resigned from his position as council chairman after a personal check with his name showed up in a brothel in Cincinnati, Ohio. He admitted to soliciting sex, but this did not ruin his ambitions as a politician. He went on to become Mayor of Cincinnati and eventually hosted his own show.
According to the Huffington Post, the French soccer player solicited underage prostitutes who operated in a nightclub near the Champs-Elysees in Paris. He is married and has two children. Sex worker Zahia Dehar, now 18, told French media that several unnamed players on France’s national team paid to have sex. Prostitution is not illegal in the country, but soliciting minors is illegal. The players admitted that they were not aware that she was underage. The scandal fueled during the World Cup, and it is said to have been a factor in France’s early departure from the tournament. Supposedly, Ribery flew an underage escort girl as a birthday present to himself when she was still under 18. It made front page news.
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What will the future be like for Charlie Sheen? We can only hope it ends like Pretty Woman, the handsome stranger marrying the escort, but then again that’s Hollywood for you. Most likely Capri Anderson will seek fame by going on national television and opening a Twitter account. Sheen? His fate seems doomed from the start. I think Heidi Fleiss said so. The public might not be forgiving his actions, but maybe he will write a book or appear on a show in an attempt to redeem himself. And then the public will forget and wait till the next scandal.
Charlie Sheen Hospitalized. TMZ.com
Charlie Sheen’s Mystery Girl. TMZ.com
Caught with their pants down: Prostitution scandals. NY Daily News.
Prostitution Scandals of the Rich and Famous. CNBC.com
Heidi Fleiss Speaks About Charlie Sheen’s Split. WENN.com
Frank Ribery Prostitution Scandal Leads to Charges Against Soccer Star. Huffington Post.com