Embroiled in scandal for allegedly hiding his HIV status, actor Charlie Sheen is now being accused of pressuring his ex-fiance into having an abortion.
Ex-fiance Brett Rossi said Sheen bullied her to abort their unborn child in 2014, ranting that she would “give birth to a retarded child,” according to People. Sheen also allegedly said he did not want the child to inherit HIV.
Reports say Rossi, who works in pornography, filed a lawsuit against Sheen this week, alleging assault and battery, emotional distress, false imprisonment and negligence. She said the “Two and a Half Men” TV star also hid his HIV status from her.
The couple were together for more than a year when Rossi got pregnant in 2014. Rossi said she did not want to abort her unborn child, but Sheen allegedly “erupted into a fit of rage, stating he would ‘kick her to the curb’ if she did not have an abortion and that he did not want her to ‘give birth to a retarded child,’” the magazine reports.
Rossi gave in and aborted their child in March 2014, the reports state. The couple later broke up in November 2014, and Rossi tried to commit suicide, according to reports.
Sheen’s lawyer Martin D. Singer told People that the allegations are false.
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“Charlie Sheen intends to vigorously defend the lawsuit filed by [Rossi],” Singer told PEOPLE in a statement. “We are confident that Mr. Sheen will prevail in this action and will prevail on his claims for affirmative relief against her.”
Reports of coerced abortions are nothing new among celebrities. LifeNews has documented numerous celebrity stories about coerced abortions.
Celebrity musician and Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler, rap star Ludacris, NBA player J.J. Redick and Dallas Cowboys player Joseph Randle also reportedly pressured their girlfriends to abort their babies.
Tragically, coerced abortions are common. Multiple studies indicate that at least one-half of all women who undergo abortions in the United States were coerced to do so against their wishes.