(NEW YORK) — A day after the actor’s camp — and the Ritz Hotel — denied rumors he’d trashed a hotel suite in New York City, Us Weekly reported on Wednesday that the source of static between Charlie Sheen and his family Monday night was a missed family photo op.
According to the magazine, Sheen accompanied his ex-wife Denise Richards for the red carpet premiere of her new film Madea’s Witness Protection, and he expected their daughters Sam and Lola to join them. A source tells the magazine, however, that the girls, 8 and 6 years old, respectively, didn’t want to mug for the cameras.
“They’re shy,” the spy says. “They just wanted to see their mom’s movie.”
This apparently set Sheen off, according to the unnamed source.
“Charlie bugged out and flipped out on them,” the source says.
Us Weekly reports “Sheen bellowed, ‘Why am I even f***ing here? This is the photo op I wanted!”
This scrap, Us Weekly claims, was the culmination of a “long family weekend in the Big Apple,” leading to a “messy, drug-fueled party” and a “trashed” suite at the Ritz — which, again, the hotel denies happened.
Sheen’s new show, Anger Management, debuts at 9 p.m. ET on FX.
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Sarah Bringhurst, OK.com
Jeff Peterson, Deseret News