LOS ANGELES, CA – David M. Ring, of Taylor & Ring, a Los Angeles-based trial law firm, filed a lawsuit on behalf of former fiancé Scottine Ross against Charlie Sheen for assault and battery, emotional distress, false imprisonment and negligence.
In early 2015, acting through counsel, Ms. Ross attempted to resolve these claims, and in late-October/early November 2015, Mr. Sheen agreed to resolve the claims against him for $1 million, to be paid on December 2, 2015, and to assign to Ms. Ross 5% of his 100% back end participation points in the TV series Anger Management.
Mr. Sheen then appeared on NBC’s Today Show on November 17, and announced he was HIV positive. He also made clear his intention to fight any claims from females claiming they had been wrongfully exposed to HIV by Mr. Sheen. Following his Today Show appearance, Mr. Sheen claimed Ms. Ross had breached the agreement and he refused to sign the settlement documents that had been prepared by his own representatives and which Ms. Ross had previously signed.
Mr. Ring comments, “The lawsuit filed by Ms. Ross speaks for itself. Mr. Sheen made it clear on The Today Show that he had no intention of honoring the agreement reached, and sure enough, he didn’t. Ms. Ross looks forward to her day in court, and to taking Mr. Sheen’s deposition.”
The lawsuit alleges that throughout Mr. Sheen and Ms. Ross’ relationship, Mr. Sheen was verbally and physically abusive to her due to his substance abuse relapses, and most egregiously, withheld the fact he was HIV positive when he first engaged in sexual relations with her in November 2013.