Since Charlie Sheen confirmed that he is HIV-positive during a Today show interview on Tuesday, Nov. 17, there have been a wide range of responses. And some of the most passionate ones come from the Golden Globe winner’s ex-flames.
Though some, like ex-wives Denise Richards and Brooke Mueller, have opted not to publicly comment on Sheen’s announcement, others have jumped at the chance to share their opinions.
Porn actress Tabitha Stevens tweeted a series of thoughts, saying,”After hearing Charlie Sheen's interview with Matt Lauer I'm quite disgusted. He's tired of being extorted? How about being HONEST in the First place!!!! Seriously??? Death threats? Must be a true Charlie Sheen fan with NO CLUE to how he REALLY IS. I know~ I was with him in 1997.”
At the opposite end of the spectrum, trans porn star Mia Isabella exclusively spoke to Us Weekly about her thoughts on Sheen’s interview.
“That is hard news to hear I’m saddened but know him as an incredible person and advocate,” she tells Us. “My memories of him reflect a warrior and super brave person so I know he will navigate through this with strength. He isn’t afraid of facing any public scrutiny and speaking frankly and I have nothing but admiration for his friendship.”
Isabella, who has also been linked to rapper Tyga, praised the Two and a Half Men alum, 50, for his courage, saying, “It's especially important and commendable to discuss the constant and high level of testing and industry standards for professional adult models. This situation shows that no matter who you are in life someone close to you could be affected and it is often closer to home than you would imagine.Those people should not be shunned or shamed as showing compassion could help save a life.”
Fellow porn star Ginger Lynn, who was with Sheen 25 years ago, shared her thoughts on her personal website, calling her ex “one of the most amazing men I’ve ever known.” Clarifying that she was healthy, Lynn went on to write, “I loved Charlie back then, and I still have love for him today. The Charlie I knew was kind, warm, loving, funny, intelligent and generous. I wish everyone could know that man. HIV is not a joke, nor is it a punchline to some offensive comments about my friend Charlie Sheen. And shame on those of you who think for some twisted reason it’s funny. Because it’s not. I thought that we as a society had moved beyond that — beyond the stigma.”
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