US media have reported that actor Charlie Sheen was reportedly assaulted in his residence by a neighbor, who was later arrested by the police.
Charlie Sheen was assaulted at his Malibu home by a neighbour who attempted to strangle him pic.twitter.com/fAQM2XNDzc
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Sheen, renowned for his roles in various movies and the successful television sitcom Two and a Half Men, reportedly escaped serious injuries in the assault. The incident, allegedly orchestrated by 47-year-old Electra Schrock, occurred after she knocked on the door of his residence in the upscale beachside neighborhood of Malibu, California.
According to Fox News, Schrock reportedly forcibly entered Sheen’s residence after he opened the door. She allegedly proceeded to attempt to strangle the star, reportedly tearing his shirt in the process.
A spokesperson for the Los Angeles police informed the network, “The suspect, Electra Schrock, was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon, force likely to create great bodily injury … and residential burglary.”
The LA Times reported that sheriff’s deputies responded to a 911 call at Sheen’s Malibu home around 1 pm on Wednesday. Authorities did not indicate a potential motive for the attack, and Schrock was anticipated to be arraigned at the Van Nuys courthouse on Friday.
Schrock purportedly resided in Malibu, occupying an apartment on the same street as the actor. Earlier this year, she entered a no-contest plea to a misdemeanor charge of elder abuse.
The 58-year-old Sheen, who has candidly shared his struggles with substance abuse, has faced multiple arrests, including charges of assaulting then-girlfriend Brittany Ashland in 1996. Sheen entered a no-contest plea and was subsequently placed on two years’ probation.
In 2009, Sheen faced arrest in Aspen, Colorado, following a domestic violence incident with his then-wife, Brooke Mueller. As part of a plea deal, he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault.
Formerly the highest-paid actor on television, Sheen was dismissed from the popular CBS show Two and a Half Men in 2011 following controversial statements about the show’s co-creator Chuck Lorre. Subsequently, Sheen embarked on a nationwide tour titled “My Violent Torpedo of Truth / Defeat Is Not an Option.”
Source: The Guardian