Charlie Sheen Avoids Jail, Gets Rehab Stint in Assault Case

Celebrity News Aug. 2, 2010 AT 7:02PM
Charlie Sheen Avoids Jail, Gets Rehab Stint in Assault Case

Charlie Sheen will not be spending any time behind bars -- instead, he'll be spending 30 days at Promises rehab center in Malibu, Calif.

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After numerous delays, the actor pled guilty in an Aspen, Colo. court on Monday on a misdemeanor assault charge stemming from a Christmas Day 2009 incident with his wife, Brooke Mueller, UsMagazine.com has confirmed. 

He was sentenced to 30 days in the celeb-friendly rehab, 36 hours of anger management classes, and 30 days of probation.  As part of his plea deal with prosecutors, more serious charges -- felony menacing and criminal mischief -- were dropped against the Two and a Half Men actor, 44. (Sheen was reportedly set to spend 30 days in jail back in June before negotiations broke down.)

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"I'm very grateful to the court and to the people of Pitkin County," Sheen said in a statement. "I look forward to complying with the court's decision, getting on with my life and putting this behind me."

He has 30 days to report to Promises; in the meantime, production on season eight of Two and a Half Men is set to begin on Tuesday. The actor, who has struggled with addiction before, spent some time at an undisclosed rehab in March for "preventative measures," his rep said at the time.

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Back in March, the star pled not guilty to menacing, criminal mischief and assault charges after a headline-making argument with Mueller, 32. The couple welcomed their twin boy Bob and Max in March of 2009.

Sheen's estranged wife made a surprise appearance -- without her wedding ring -- at a West Hollywood event July 15.

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