In yet another bizarre twist in Charlie Sheen’s war of words and litigation with his soon-to-be ex-wife, Brooke, Mueller, the fired TV star is reportedly telling friends he’d prefer to move to “to f-ing El Salvador and sell shoes” than go head-to-head with his estranged wife in a court battle for custody of their twin boys.
It has been a few days now since a court order to remove the 23-month old boys, Bob and Max, from their father’s custody. A court custody hearing was scheduled for Monday but after frantic negotiations between the parties’ lawyers, a court appearance was postponed. However, custody of the children is still undecided.
Both Mueller and Sheen appear desperate to avoid court, as a custody battle would be sure to involve a lot of public revelations as both parties have a history of alcohol and drug abuse, although both profess to be clean right now.
As Sheen put it, “We are moving towards cutting a deal to keep this thing out of court. I’ll just swallow it.”
In the increasingly weird style that has typified Charlie Sheen’s rants of late, he says that is because he’s “a warlock”, but really it’s because the pair and their lawyers are worried about the damage a public slanging match could do to two vulnerable people.
Mueller has allowed Sheen access to his boys again but insists that a third party of always present. Sheen earlier agreed to that but Mueller backed out of the agreement when Sheen disclosed the arrangement, which he was not allowed to do, according to Brooke’s terms.
There are no winners here, but with warring parents apparently trying to get the better of each other and frightened to sort it out legally, Bob and Max appear to be the biggest losers.