Charlie Sheen Got Extorted For $10M

Say what you want about The National Enquirer, but when they hit on a story, they fucking hit on a story. Just ask O.J., Rush Limbaugh, and Steve Jobs. Well, I mean, you can’t ask Steve Jobs because he died if cancer. As The National Enquirer reported 6 months before he died. Charlie Sheen, however, isn’t dead. But he appeared on Today where he confirmed what we already knew. He’s had HIV for four years. Because The National Enquirer told us a while back. He also said people tried to get paid for their silence. Humanity is great.

“I have to put a stop to this onslaught, this barrage of attacks and of sub-truths and very harmful and mercurial stories that are about me, threatening the health of so many others that couldn’t be further from the truth,” he said. Sheen said he’s trusted the diagnosis with people he thought he could confide in, but has paid out upwards of $10 million to keep the illness a secret. “What people forget is that it’s money taken from my children,” he said about the “shakedowns” he has experienced. “I trusted them and they were deep in my inner circle, and I thought they could be helpful. My trust turned to their treason.” He said appearing on TODAY will help put a stop to those payouts. “That’s my goal. That’s not my only goal. I think I release myself from this prison today,”

I’m not gonna site here and defend of feel sorry for Charlie Sheen, but what level of asshole do you have to be to sit and listen to a dude tell you he has HIV and your first response is to give him your routing number? He could have probably had them killed for less than $10M. And I don’t even mean with AIDS.