Guess he chose settling over winning.
Charlie Sheen has settled a lawsuit filed by an ex in which she claimed the actor knowingly exposed her to HIV, per TMZ. She has reportedly been awarded $120,000 in the deal.
The plaintiff, known only as Jane Doe within the legal documents, claimed through the initial filing in June 2017 that she had met Sheen in September 2015 and they began having sexual relations not long after.
He allegedly used a condom at first but as of Oct. 26, 2015, transitioned into having unprotected sex with the woman, who is characterized in the legal filings as a “Russian émigré.” Prior to the skin-to-skin liaison, he had assured her he was “‘fine’” when she asked him whether he had any sexually transmitted diseases.
However, following that encounter, he confessed to her that he was, in fact, HIV positive — something that he had known since 2011 — and allegedly gave her pills to protect her from contracting the virus.
She allegedly proceeded to seek out further preventative care at an emergency clinic before confronting him about his actions a few days later. In the argument, he supposedly described himself as “‘noble’” for informing her about his HIV status in the first place, adding that he hadn’t told her prior to their having unprotected sex because it was “‘none of her f–king business.’”
He allegedly continued on to rant about how the anti-viral meds weren’t necessary and were part of “’the convenient rumors of the medical community.’”
The whole alleged incident supposedly took place mere weeks before the “Two and a Half Men” star came out to the public about his having contracted the disease, as he disclosed his HIV status to Matt Lauer on the “Today” show in November 2015.
This lawsuit wasn’t the first filed against Sheen alleging he knowingly exposed a former sexual partner to HIV, amid a variety of other ignoble behaviors in the context of his romantic entanglements.
In December 2015, Sheen’s ex-fiancée, Scottine Ross, filed another suit alleging the actor had committed assault and battery against her in the course of their relationship — with the lawsuit detailing a number of horrific instances of his alleged treatment of her — all in addition to his failure to disclose his HIV status to the model and pornographic actress, who was 24 at the outset of their roughly yearlong relationship.
It eventually came out in 2016 that Sheen had knowingly exposed at least 25 sexual partners to HIV without informing them that he was a carrier of the virus, arguing that he didn’t have sex with them unprotected.