Charlie Sheen pleads guilty, avoids jail time
Charlie Sheen has pleaded guilty to assault in connection with a Christmas 2009 domestic dispute involving wife Brooke Mueller Sheen. As a result, the "Two and a Half Men" star will avoid jail time.
Sheen entered the plea this afternoon in an Aspen, Colo., court and was sentenced to 30 days of rehab -- to be spent at Promises Treatment Center in Malibu -- as well as 30 days of probation and 36 hours of anger management classes. Two related charges of felony menacing and criminal mischief were dropped in exchange for the assault plea. At the time of the incident, Mueller Sheen said her husband threatened to kill her while brandishing a knife, an allegation Sheen denied.
Naturally, outlets from The Daily Beast to E! Online are characterizing this as a victory for Sheen and a "sweetheart deal." But what do you think? Is this a fair sentence for Sheen, considering that his wife subsquently tried to get the charges dropped? Or should he have received harsher punishment? And what are the odds now that, as TMZ is reporting, Sheen and Mueller will move forward with divorce proceedings?
| August 2, 2010; 8:38 PM ET
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