Charlie Sheen's ex-wives 'agree to slash child support payments'


Actress Denise Richards, mother to his daughters Sam and Lola, and Brooke Mueller, who shares twins Bob and Max with the actor, have agreed to have their payments halved after Sheen claimed he could no longer afford to keep up with the financial obligations due to a significant change in earnings, reports.

Both Brooke and Denise were receiving $55,000 (R793 985) a month from Sheen, but he filed papers seeking to reduce their child support payments in March, 2016 and they have now agreed to the reduced amount of $25,000 (R360 483) a month.

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Sources told the website both women fear if the case goes to court, the sum would likely have been reduced to next to nothing, with reports suggesting it could have been slashed to around $10,000 (R144 361) a month, or lower.

Sheen is also said to have included property in the child support deal, while he reportedly agreed to appear in a new show with Denise, although the details of which have yet to be revealed.

The actor previously raked in $1.2 million (R17 million) an episode during his heyday on U.S. sitcom Two and a Half Men, but he exited the show in 2011, and his follow-up gig, Anger Management, only lasted two seasons, from 2012 to 2014.

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In November, 2015 Sheen went public with his HIV positive diagnosis, and in legal papers filed in March, 2016 the 50-year-old claimed his monthly expenses have soared due to his new medical costs, which amount to an estimated $25,000 (R360 841), as he seeks treatment for his health problem.

He is also facing a number of lawsuits, including one from former fiancee Brett Rossi, who is suing Sheen for assault, battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress for allegedly failing to tell her he was HIV positive before they had unprotected sex. The couple split in 2014.

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