For a while, actor Charlie Sheen, whose real name is Carlos Irwin Estevez, was considered Hollywood royalty. He came from a family of actors, his father is actor Martin Sheen and his mother is Janet Templeton, who is best known for starring in the 1983 miniseries Kennedy.
Sheen followed in his parents and older brothers's footsteps by pursuing a career in Hollwyood, and landed his first role as "boy under the lampost" in the 1973 film Badlands. By the mid-80s, Sheen was starting to make a name for himself by appearing in a string of successful films, including Platoon, Wall Street, Eight Men Out, and Major League.
His success continued throughout the 90s and early 2000s, when he landed big roles in television shows like Spin City and Two and a Half Men.
While his career thrived, Sheen's personal life struggled.
Sheen made headlines for his alcohol and drug abuse (he suffered a overdose-related stroke in 1998) as well as his relationship troubles. Sheen also struggled with an anger problem and was accused of domestic abuse in 2009. Two years later, his show contract was terminated after he made offensive comments about the show's creator.
In November 2015, Sheen revealed in an interview that he has been diagnosed with HIV four year prior, and that he has been managing the disease with antiretroviral drugs so he wouldn't infect his partners. He also admitted to having spent around $10 million dollars since 2011 to keep his condition a secret.
At the time, Sheen appeared to be on the mend, but his troubles have since worsened.
In 2016, he was involved in a legal battle with his ex-wives Brooke Mueller and Denise Richards regarding his child support payments. The Los Angeles Police Department was also simultaneously investigating the actor for stalking and threatening to kill his ex-fiancee Scottine Ross.
"This is a very sensitive investigation,” an LAPD source told NY Daily News. "I’m confirming that yes, the search warrant was served." They added, "Based on the elements of the allegations, this is a felony investigation. But keep in mind these are only allegations at this point,” the source said.
As of now, it's unclear whether or not the probe has found enough proof to charge Sheen, but his legal troubles may be far from over. Sheen's ex-pal, retired MLB player Lenny Dykstra has recently brought forward some serious accusations against the actor.
Dykstra alleged that Sheen has committed murder.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the 54-year-old former athlete talked about he and Sheen's fallout, and made some very serious allegations about the star.
He claimed that Sheen knew about his HIV diagnosis but continued to have sexual relations without warning his partners. According to Dykstra, Sheen "on the verge of being persecuted" for knowingly exposing his partners to the disease.
Dykstra then went on to explain why he is confident that Sheen is guilty of murdering a man named Rick Calamaro.
Calamaro, a former employee of Sheen, was found dead in 2012 "lying face-up in his bed beside a bottle of Jack Daniel's." His death was said to have been caused by a cocktail of anxiety and pain medication, and was officially ruled accidental. However, Dykstra's story doesn't align with this conclusion.
He told THR that Sheen allegedly confessed to the crime several years ago.
Dykstra, who was in jail at the time of Calamaro's death, said that when he asked Sheen about the victim, he replied "I had him f***ing iced." He alleged that Sheen prepared a lethal injection which Calamaro unsuspectingly drugged himself with.
What was Sheen's motive, you ask? Dykstra revealed that Calamaro was working on a tell-all book about Sheen, and the actor did not want it to see the light of day. The former athlete added that Sheen told him the victim was trying to blackmail him for $5 million.
It's important to note that at this time Dykstra's allegations are just that, allegations. These accusations have not been proven by the court of law, and Sheen has neither been charged nor arrested for any crime.
The actor's attorney, Shane Bernard, issued a statement denying the "laundry list of crimes" that Dykstra brought up, and said that they're "disturbing, vile, and outright ridiculous claims."
In addition to the interview, Dykstra said he has a documentary about Sheen's life in the works. “Charlie is getting what he deserves,” he said. “When you've been where I've been, I'm not afraid of anything."
Sheen has declined to comment on these claims.