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Sheen and ex-wife battle over custody

posted 19 Apr 2011, 13:16 by Mpelembe   [ updated 19 Apr 2011, 13:18 ]

Charlie Sheen and ex-wife Brooke Mueller appear in court to battle over custody over their twin two year old sons.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (APRIL 19, 2011) REUTERS - Former "Two and A Half Men" star Charlie Sheen and his ex-wife Brooke Mueller appeared in a Los Angeles court on Tuesday (April 19) to battle over custody of their twin sons.

Sheen, 45, who was fired from the hit CBS TV comedy in March, is seeking sole custody of two year-old sons Max and Bob. The judge at Tuesday's hearing closed the session to the media.

The judge ruled that the existing shared-custody agreement between Sheen and Mueller will stand. This despite Mueller apparently going back into rehab last week.

Sheen and Mueller, his third wife, divorced earlier this year after the actor was convicted of assaulting Mueller in a drunken argument in December 2009.

They have both made repeated trips to rehab for drug and alcohol addiction.

Mueller was awarded primary physical custody of the twins in the divorce settlement. Last month, she won a temporary restraining order against Sheen, and the two children were removed by police from the actor's home.

Lawyers for Sheen are expected to argue that Mueller, 33, has relapsed and is no longer fit to take care of the boys.

Sheen was fired for insulting producers of "Two and a Half Men" in a series of erratic, rambling interviews in March shortly after entering treatment, unusually at his home, following a 36-hour cocaine fueled party.