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Today Show Re-Cap & the Vengeful Aftermath

By Julie Fink
Posted On Nov 17, 2015
Today Show Re-Cap & the Vengeful Aftermath

Matt Lauer left no stone unturned during his interview with Charlie Sheen on this morning’s Today Show with the announcement of Sheen’s HIV positive diagnosis.

Here are the highlights:

  • Sheen has HIV, not AIDS
  • Diagnosed 4 years ago
  • Deep depression, drug and alcohol abuse ensued due to his deteriorating health
  • He hired prostitutes upwards of $20-30,000 to sleep with him
  • These prostitutes took pictures of his antiviral medication, threatening to exposing the truth with blackmail
  • His announcement on the Today Show was motivated partially to end the smear campaign and extortion
  • Sheen has paid around $10 Million to keep the illness a secret
  • Ex-Wife, Denise Richards has known for years, has supported him and has not contracted the virus
  • The HIV virus is under control; doctors are more worried that his depression or alcohol abuse could do more damage
  • He doesn’t know how he contracted the virus
  • He has slept with two women unprotected while infected with the HIV virus, however, it was discussed ahead of time with the women who were under medical advice from Sheen’s doctors
  • Sheen insisted it was “impossible” that he knowingly transmitted the virus to others

Shortly after the Today Show aired, former porn star and Sheen’s ex-girlfriend Bree Olson took to the press by appearing on The Howard Stern Show in shock and disbelief, stating: “He NEVER told me he was HIV positive and we slept together night after night.”

Bree Olson Tweet

In fact, she claims he is flat out lying about telling all his partners. Despite the outrage and lies, TMZ reports all of Bree’s tests have been negative, but she’s pissed that her name will forever be linked to HIV because of Sheen.

If what she says is true, she’d have reason to sue or even press criminal charges.

While I would love to swat at this “he said, she said” web of lies, I’ll opt out of this one. Sheen’s management even urged him not to do this interview. Of course there will be negative backlash, of course there will be drama… this is Hollywood.

If I were him, this is what I would have said in three little – yet very powerful -sentences:

  1. I appreciate your love and support.
  2. Please respect my privacy at this time.
  3. No further comments.

But, then again, I’m from Ohio, so…

Cover Photo Credit: Splash News