Too little, too late? Jenny McCarthy shared her thoughts on Charlie Sheen’s shocking HIV revelation via her SiriusXM Dirty, Sexy, Funny radio show on Wednesday, Nov. 18.
“The thing that I think, also, [is that] in the acting world… before doing a job, we have to sign papers that say, ‘Do you have cold sores?’ and you have to sign a release that says, ‘Yes, I have cold sores,’ and you have to show the medication,” McCarthy explained.
McCarthy had a recurring role on Sheen’s long-running hit sitcom Two and a Half Men as Courtney, one of his character’s love interests.
“[But] if I have to be so upfront about a herpe, how could you not be upfront about HIV?” the 43-year-old actress continued. “I look back and I think, ‘Okay, that could’ve been valuable information.’ Look at how many people have played his love interest on the show. ”
On Tuesday, Sheen, 50, sat down on the Today show and confirmed his HIV-positive status, telling host Matt Lauer that he first found out four years ago.
“I am here to admit that I am, in fact, HIV-positive,” he said on the show. “I have to put a stop to this mirage of attacks of subtruths and very harmful and mercurial stories that are about me that are threatening the health of so many others.”
Since his announcement, Sheen’s ex-girlfriend Bree Olson has come forward to voice her anger over the actor’s alleged failure to tell her — and others — about his condition.
“He could have killed me. He cared nothing for my life,” she told Inside Edition. “He says he found out when him and I were together. We were having sex every single night.”
A rep for the actor told Us that the pair were broken up by the time he was diagnosed.
Olson tweeted on Monday that she had recorded herself getting an HIV test, calling the experience “so stressful.”
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