Lawyers: Sheen and Wife Want to Reconcile
Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller
Less than a week after Charlie Sheen's wife told police her husband put a knife to her throat and threatened her life, the couples' lawyers say the two want to reconcile.
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"They're very much in love," Brooke Sheen's attorney, Yale Galanter, told The Associated Press. "They want to try to work it out and want to have the best shot at doing that."
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Charlie Sheen's lawyer, Richard Cummins, also said the Two and a Half Men star seeks reconciliation with his wife and is asking the judge to modify the restraining order between them.
Sheen, 44, was arrested on Dec. 25 in Aspen on domestic violence charges after his wife Brooke, 32, told police the actor held her at knifepoint and threatened to kill her, which Sheen denied.
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Galanter told the AP that, while his client is standing by her account, she didn't fully understand at the time that it could lead to the arrest of her husband.
"I will tell you that both parties want to attempt to work this out, Galanter said. "Whatever was said and whatever happened, I'm chalking it up as one really bad night,"
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Sheen posted $8,500 bond and is due in court Feb. 8. He could face charges of menacing, domestic violence, second-degree assault and criminal mischief.
The couple married in May 2008 and had twins boys last March. Sheen has three other children: 4-year-old Sam and 2-year-old Lola with ex-wife Denise Richards and 23-year-old Cassandra with ex-girlfriend Paula Profitt.
In the meantime, Sheen's sitcom — TV's top-rated comedy — held steady in the ratings, garnering about 11.1 million viewers for a repeat episode Monday, according to preliminary Nielsen Co. figures.