The woman who was locked in a closet in the Plaza Hotel by a rampaging Charlie Sheen is filing a criminal complaint against the Two and a Half Men star today with the NYPD, alleging assault and unlawful imprisonment. Speaking to Good Morning America, Capri Anderson opened up about the events of that night. She says she was out for drinks with Sheen and his ex-wife Denise Richards (for which she was paid $3,500) when a friend sent her and Sheen back to the hotel — and made her promise to make sure he got to bed safely. “I never expected the night would unfold the way it did,” she said. “He definitely was growing more intense as the night grew and went on. It’s hard to say, being that it was my first time hanging out with him, if it was normal of his everyday behavior or not … He seemed like a very egotistical person.” Anderson says that once they got back to the hotel, Sheen was “snorting” a “white powdery substance.” “There was a little bit of romance, if you will,” she said. “In the moment, a lot happened.” Once her dress was removed, she said, things got weird. “It wasn’t until he put his hands around my neck that I really thought to myself, ‘You have gotten yourself in a bad, bad situation.’”
Anderson asked him to let her go, and Sheen flew off the handle. “He started throwing things. He threw a lamp. That was the first thing he picked up,” she said. “And he threw it across the room at me.” Eventually, Anderson hid in a closet and didn’t come out until police showed up. From GMA:
The next day Sheen texted her an apology and an offer of $20,000 in exchange for her silence. Now that she’s filing a criminal complaint, however, his lawyers are on the attack. “Ms. Capri never made any allegation of wrongful conduct on the part of Mr. Sheen the night of the incident. She has posted on her website that she was ‘fine’ after the incident, but if you wanted to see more of her, enter the website for money,” Galanter said. “We will defend this lawsuit vigorously and will never pay her a dime. These allegations against Mr. Sheen are completely false and are a blatant attempt to cash in on his celebrity.” Man, life is hard when you’re the star of America’s most popular family sitcom.