Charlie Sheen late for Washington tour stop

Charlie Sheen’s Violent Torpedo of Truth tour stop in Washington will start an hour late Tuesday – at 9 p.m. instead of the previously announced 8 p.m – because he decided to fly to Los Angeles to plead his side in person to a judge in a Los Angeles courtroom

Aaron Vincent Elkaim


Charlie Sheen during a walk he organized through downtown Toronto on the way to the second night of his Violent Torpedo of Truth tour.

But not the court you’re thinking of – the one in which a judge in Santa Monica is deciding whether Sheen’s $100 million lawsuit against Warner Bros. and “Two and a Half Men” co-creator Chuck Lorre will be tried in court or arbitrated privately.

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This court was in downtown Los Angeles where there was yet another custody battle between Sheen and Brooke Mueller over their twins.

Sheen wanted joint custody, and hopped on a plane and flew to Los Angeles to say so in person to a judge downtown.

(The judge ruled that their joint custody arrangement will remain the same as the one they settled on in early March.)

As we write, Sheen’s flying back to Washington to appear at DAR Constitution Hall.

Over in Santa Monica, the judge has heard both sides and is mulling. But Sheen may have scored a small, if mostly symbolic, win when the judge granted some members of the media’s requests, allowing a single video camera to be present.

Sheen’s attorneys want the whole kerfuffle to be thrashed out in front of the media, while Warner Bros and Lorre argue it should be thrashed out privately, in arbitration, per the terms of the arbtration clause in Sheen’s contrect with Warner Bros for his services on “Two and a Half Men.”

Sheen filed the lawsuit shortly after Warner Bros sacked him from the hit CBS sitcom.

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