Charlie Sheen Avoids Jail, Sentenced to 30 Days in Rehab
Charlie Sheen won't be going to prison. After pleading guilty to third-degree domestic violence, he was sentenced Monday to 30 days in rehab, The Associated Press reports.
The news seemed to suit Sheen just fine; as he exited the courthouse, he told TMZ, "I'm going to Disneyland!"
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The 44-year-old actor reached a plea with the Pitkin County district attorney's office that will allow him to skip jail time altogether and begin work on Two and a Half Men's eighth season while staying at Promises treatment center in Malibu, Calif. Sheen was also sentenced to 30 days probation and 36 hours of domestic violence and anger management counseling. As part of his plea deal, two other charges against Sheen -- menancing and criminal mischief -- have been dropped.
In his official statement, Sheen said: "I'm very grateful to the court and to the people of Pitkin County. I look forward to complying with the court's decision, getting on with my life and putting this behind me."
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The domestic violence charge stems back to Sheen's Christmas Day dispute with his wife, Brooke Mueller; he pled not guilty to all three charges in March.
Sheen's hearing was originally scheduled for June, but was delayed twice because of clashes over his plea deal and a possible work-release program.