Charlie Sheen found out that he was HIV positive four years ago and has since been blackmailed over his diagnosis. He revealed that he was extorted for over ten million dollars, but in coming clean, he is releasing himself from the burden.
He talked about his diagnosis in an interview with Today Show’s Matt Lauer. He said, “I’m here to admit that I am in fact HIV-positive and I have to put a stop to this onslaught, this barrage of attacks and of sub-truths and very harmful…stories that I am threatening the health of others, which couldn’t be farther from the truth.”
Charlie said that he was diagnosed about four years ago when he suffered from “crushing headaches and insane migraines and sweating the bed, completely drenched two to three nights in a row. I thought I had a brain tumor. I thought it was over.”
Sheen said he decided to come forward with his condition after being “shaken down” by people he thought he could trust who extorted him “into the millions,” including a prostitute who took a photo of his antiretroviral medication and threatened to sell it to the tabloids.
So why continue to solicit paid sex, Lauer asked. “I was so depressed by the condition I was in, I was doing too many drugs, I was drinking too much,” he explained.
Sheen added that he has told all of his past sexual partners about his HIV and since then has only had unprotected sex with two women who were both “warned ahead of time” and under the care of his doctor.
His ex, Bree Olson has already taken an HIV test of which came out negative, but has said that she never received any warning from Charlie about his medical diagnosis.
I feel bad for any of the women who slept with Charlie that didn’t know he was HIV-positive, but I kind of also want him to name the person who was extorting him for millions. Who do you think it could be?
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