Judge Denies TMZ’s Request to Film Brooke Mueller Hearing


0  Updated at 11:19 am, January 8th, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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Christopher Polk/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — A judge denied the celebrity news website TMZ access to film a court hearing for Charlie Sheen’s ex-wife Brooke Mueller on Jan. 23.

Mueller is appearing in a Colorado court on a felony charge of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and a misdemeanor assault offense.

In her order, Pitkin County District Judge Gail Nichols wrote that a live courtroom feed from TMZ “would interfere with the rights of a party to a fair trial” and “would unduly detract from the solemnity, decorum and dignity of the court,” according to The Aspen Times.

TMZ petitioned the court last month for access to Mueller’s first court appearance.

Mueller, 34, was arrested in Aspen Colorado on Dec. 2 on charges of cocaine possession, according to Aspen police spokesperson Blair Weyer.

At 11:32 p.m. that night, police said they were on a “routine walk through” at the Belly Up club on Galena Street in Aspen.

They began talking to an unidentified woman who said that Mueller had assaulted her.

Police contacted Mueller  just after midnight about a block away at the Escobar nightclub.

She was arrested and charged with third degree assault, along with felony possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, according to an Aspen Police press release.

The release did not give any further details on the circumstances of the alleged assault, and a police spokesperson did not immediately return messages to ABC News.

Mueller posted an $11,000 bond and was released.

Mueller has famously run into trouble in Aspen before. On Christmas day in 2009, Mueller called 911 to report that Sheen had assaulted her.

The couple, who have two young sons, later divorced.

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