Charlie Sheen’s former fiancée Scottine Ross (also known as Brett Rossi) has filed suit against the actor, claiming assault and battery, as well as emotional distress and negligence by not disclosing his HIV status when they first engaged in sexual relations in 2013.
Sheen disclosed publicly on Today last month that he was HIV positive, and acknowledged that the revelation may lead to litigation. But he denied that he failed to disclose his status to sexual partners.
In her lawsuit filed on Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court, Ross’ attorneys claim that in late October or early November, Sheen’s attorneys attempted to resolve her claims for $1 million, to be paid on Dec. 2. The lawsuit claims that Ross also would have been assigned 5% of his 100% backend participation points on the series “Anger Management.”
Ross claims that in the early stages of their relationship, she and Sheen had sex on at least five occasions before she discovered medication in his cabinet for the treatment of HIV.
“If Sheen had disclosed to Plaintiff that he was HIV positive when they met for the very first time, Plaintiff never would have engaged in sex with him, and the resulting relationship between the two would never have occurred,” her suit states. After a “heart to heart” talk with him, she agreed to stay in a relationship with him.
After the Today appearance on Nov. 17, Ross’s lawsuit contends, Sheen claimed that she breached the agreement and refused to sign the settlement documents that she had already signed. She denies that she breached the agreement.
A representative for Sheen did not immediately return a request for comment.
In a statement, Ross’ attorney, David Ring of Taylor & Ring, said that Sheen “made it clear on ‘The Today Show’ that he has no intention of honoring the agreement that was reached, and sure enough, he didn’t.”