TV Star Charlie Sheen Doesn't Want TV Cameras There When He Appears in Court for Allegedly Threatening Wife With Knife

By Associated Press | January 14, 2010 | 5:09 PM EST

This May 21, 2006 file photo, shows actor Charlie Sheen as he arrives for the screening of the film "Platoon,"at the 59th International film festival in Cannes, France. A Colorado judge has ruled, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010, that Sheen must appear in person at a hearing in Aspen on allegations he threatened his wife with a knife. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

Aspen, Colo. - An attorney for Charlie Sheen has asked a judge in Colorado not to let television cameras record a court hearing next week related to allegations that he threatened his wife with a knife.
Attorney Richie Cummins wrote in a motion filed Tuesday in Pitkin County District Court that the actor wants to preserve some privacy for his wife, Brooke, and to protect his right to a fair trial.
Sheen was arrested in Aspen on Christmas Day on charges including felony menacing and domestic violence. He denies threatening his wife with a knife.
The couple's attorneys have said the Sheens want to reconcile. At a hearing Jan. 20, a judge is set to consider their request to revise a protection order preventing them from communicating with each other.
Sheen Seeks to Bar TV Camera from Jan. 20 Hearing