Access On The Scene: Charlie Sheen & Brooke Mueller’s Custody Showdown
First Published: April 19, 2011 3:33 PM EDT Credit: Getty Premium
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller headed to court on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 and Access Hollywood was on the scene with all of the updates from the courthouse.
The estranged couple is fighting for custody of their 2-year-old twin sons, Max and Bob. According to TMZ, Denise Richards has offered to temporarily care for the twins while Sheen continues his “My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat is Not an Option” tour and while Mueller reportedly seeks treatment in rehab. Mueller’s mom, Moira Fiore, has been recently caring for the couple’s twins.
10:50 AM PST: Mueller exits the courthouse to a swarm of reporters and members of the media covering the hearing. She is smiling as she walks out, but according to an Access producer on the scene, appears disoriented by the chaos.
10:16 AM: Sheen’s goddess Natalie is spotted in the hallway outside the courtroom.
9:53 AM: Sheen’s rep said the actor is still planning on performing tonight in Washington D.C. at 8:30 PM and has an hour left to catch his plane. Sheen’s rep said the actor felt it was important to be present for today’s hearing and not a nanny or a representative on his behalf.
9:44 AM: Sheen’s rep told an Access producer that the actor wants to speak following the hearing but his attorneys have advised him not to.
9:31 AM: The judge orders the case to be sealed. Sheen’s attorney, Mark Gross, points out that Mueller did not ask for the case to closed or sealed during a hearing on March 1 and now that she is refusing to take a drug test has asked for it to be sealed, saying she’s a “day late and a dollar short.” The judge cites the sensitivity in the case and clears the courtroom.
9:29 AM: Sheen arrives in the courtroom.
9:14 AM: Mueller’s aunt and uncle arrive in the courtroom.
8:49 AM: Inside the courtroom, Mueller is sitting with her mother (who is wearing sunglasses inside) and her attorneys. Mueller repeatedly looks back at the door to the courtroom. Sheen has not arrived inside the courtroom yet.
8:31 AM: Charlie Sheen arrives at court unseen by the media.
8:03 AM: Brooke Mueller arrives as courthouse telling reporters that she feels fine before heading inside.
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