Against the woman who was found locked in the bathroom of his Manhattan hotel suite last month, Charlie Sheen filed suit Monday, hours after she accused him of abuse in a nationally televised interview.
The actor’s suit accuses Capri Anderson of extortion, saying she sought $1 million to remain quiet. The documents also call Anderson an “opportunistic pornographic film star and publicity-hungry scam artist” who is trying to cash in on Sheen’s celebrity by making up a “sensational tale about being assaulted, battered and held against her will.”
Sheen’s lawsuit claims the allegations are false, and that Anderson lowered her price to $500,000 on the eve of the interview. The lawsuit also accuses Anderson of taking a $165,000 watch from the “Two and a Half Men” star and locking herself in the bathroom of the hotel to conceal the watch.
The suit claims Anderson sought the $1 million to avoid her airing her story to prosecutors in Aspen, Colo., where Sheen spent 30 days on probation for a Christmas Day altercation with his wife, Brooke Sheen.
Phone and e-mail messages for Anderson’s attorney, Keith Davidson, were not immediately returned Monday evening.