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

January 14, 2010 - 6:09 PM
Sheen Seeks to Bar TV Camera from Jan. 20 Hearing

This May 21, 2006 file photo, shows actor Charlie Sheen as he arrives for the screening of the film

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.