(LOS ANGELES) — Charlie Sheen gave Lindsay Lohan an early Christmas present in the form of a $100,000 check to cover the actress’ huge tax bill, according to TMZ.com.
Sources tell the site that Sheen and Lohan became friendly during the shooting of Scary Movie 5 in September, and Lohan had spoken to him about her ongoing tax problems. Sheen reportedly offered to cut her a check on the spot to help her out, but she refused.
However, last week sources close to Lohan told TMZ that the actress received a check from Sheen, and she was amazed by his generosity.
Lohan allegedly owed the IRS $233,904 in unpaid taxes for 2009 and 2010, but thanks to Sheen, that figure is now just about half of what it was.
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