Brett Rossi, Charlie Sheen’s Ex-Fiancée, Sues Over Alleged HIV Exposure
Brett Rossi, Charlie Sheen‘s former fiancée, is suing him for assault, battery, false imprisonment and failure to disclose his HIV-positive status.
Brett Rossi Sues Charlie Sheen
Rossi, whose legal name is Scottine Ross, filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court Thursday, reported CNN. The adult film star is seeking $1 million in addition to earnings from Sheen’s erstwhile TV show Anger Management. According to Rossi, Sheen had previously agreed to those terms in an unofficial deal.
In her lawsuit, Rossi claims that her relationship with Sheen began in 2013 when he offered to pay her $10,000 for sex. She accepted, and their relationship soon turned romantic. Rossi alleges that she had sex with Sheen five times before learning that he was HIV-positive upon discovering his medications.
“As a result of this exposure, plaintiff has suffered serious emotional distress from a reasonable fear that she will contract HIV,” the lawsuit says.
Rossi further claims that Sheen was physically and emotionally abusive towards her throughout the duration of their relationship. According to her lawsuit, Sheen would often become “violent and abusive” while drinking and doing drugs. Rossi alleges Sheen would push her, put her in chokeholds, lock her in the bathroom, and point unloaded guns at her and pull the trigger.
At one point during her relationship with Sheen, Rossi says she became pregnant and was told that he “did not want his child to have his blood type (HIV-positive) and that she should have an abortion.” Rossi claims she was ultimately forced to comply with Sheen’s wishes.
In response to the lawsuit, Sheen, who publicly revealed his HIV-positive status last month, has released a statement through his lawyer, who states that the actor plans to fight it.
“Charlie Sheen intends to vigorously defend the lawsuit filed by Scottine Ross,” the statement from Sheen’s attorney reads. “We are confident that Mr. Sheen will prevail on his claims for affirmative relief against her.”