7 Apr 2016

Police investigate Charlie Sheen over domestic abuse claim

5:34 pm on 7 April 2016

Los Angeles police have opened a criminal investigation into the Hollywood actor Charlie Sheen.

They say detectives from the force's threat management unit are leading the investigation.

Sheen, the star of the TV show Two and a Half Men, is being sued by his ex-fiancee, Scottine Ross, for assault, battery and infliction of emotional distress.

He revealed in an interview in November that he is HIV-positive.