3 Aug 2010

Sheen sentenced to rehab for assaulting wife

10:25 pm on 3 August 2010

American actor Charlie Sheen has been sentenced to 30 days in rehabilitation after he pleaded guilty to assault in a domestic violence case.

His wife, Brooke Mueller Sheen, had told police he had put a knife to her throat and threatened to kill her during a row on Christmas Day 2009 in Aspen.

Sheen denied the claims, and more serious charges were dropped in a plea bargain, the BBC reports.

The 44-year-old was put on probation and told to undergo 36 hours of anger management. He was told to attend the Promises Treatment Center in California, which specialises in drug and alcohol addiction.

However, his lawyer said as Sheen had already spent three months at the centre this year, it was uncertain how long he would now actually have to stay there.

The star of films such as Platoon and Wall Street and television series Two and a Half Men has previous convictions for violence and drug use.

Sheen and his wife have since reconciled.