Standing by her (former) man. Charlie Sheen‘s one-time “goddess” girlfriend Natalie Kenly is continuing to defend her ex, who revealed his HIV-positive status during a sit-down interview on the Today show on Tuesday, Nov. 17.
The stunning blonde gave an interview to Entertainment Tonight on Thursday, Nov. 19, in which she denied accusations made against the Two and a Half Men star by Bree Olson, Sheen’s other former live-in lover back in 2011.
Kenly also refuted suggestions that she was paid to keep quiet about Sheen’s HIV diagnosis and insisted that she and Olson weren’t even part of his life by the time he received his diagnosis.
“I knew Charlie as the man, and not the myth or the legend,” she told the outlet. “Charlie didn’t pay me to keep quiet about his HIV diagnosis or anything else. I was tested. I’ve been tested several times since then, and I also don’t believe I was around when he was diagnosed or contracted the virus.”
Earlier this week, Olson told Inside Edition that Sheen, 50, learned his status “when him and I were living together,” but didn’t tell her. “He is a monster, and he put my life in jeopardy along with hundreds — or potentially thousands — of other women’s lives,” an emotional Olson, whose real name is Rachel Oberlin, told IE.
Kenly’s story, however, is backed up by Sheen’s rep, Mark Burg, who told Us on Wednesday, Nov. 18, that Oslon’s story is completely incorrect.
“She wasn’t in Charlie’s life when he was HIV-positive and so there was no reason to tell her anything,” Burg insisted.
Kenly has her own theory on why Olson’s story is so different to her own, despite the fact they were both living with Sheen at the same time.
“The industry that Bree is in, this is devastating to her career,” Kenly explained to ET of the differences of opinion. “I think that’s why she’s so angry.”
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