Charlie Sheen Won't Have To Pay Child Support To Ex-Wife Denise Richards After Daughter Sami Moves In With Him Following 'Abusive' Claims
Charlie Sheen will no longer have to pay child support to ex-wife Denise Richards after their daughter, Sami, moved in with the actor.
Los Angeles Judge Alexander Giza adjusted the child support the 56-year-old pays to Richards during a hearing on Monday, October 4, making the payment a total of "zero," it was reported.
Sheen has had 100% custody of both the former flames' children — Sami, 17, and Lola, 16 — since April. Giza said the zero child support would reflect when Sheen began taking care of his daughters full-time, which reportedly started April 1.
The Two and a Half Men alum celebrated his court win, telling Us Weekly: "I think what transpired today is extremely fair. It speaks to not just today, but it speaks historically to that same fairness."
Sheen — who has three more children with two other women — originally filed a petition in December 2019 to change the child support arrangement. The Wild Things star didn't file any paperwork in opposition to Sheen's request. Richards also didn't show up for the Monday hearing, with a source explaining the blonde beauty was "working out of state, which Charlie was well aware of."
The insider claimed the 50-year-old was not given the court date, insisting Sheen orchestrated this on purpose so his ex-wife wouldn't be in attendance. "He filed two years ago and he kept pushing the court date," spilled the source. "Denise kept asking when the date was and he blew her off."
"He pushed it off because he didn’t want records of the child support he was paying Brooke [Mueller] to impact the case after he agreed to pay them both the same amount of child support," the insider added of his third ex-wife.
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According to the source, the father-of-five — who split from Richards in 2005 when she was pregnant with their second child — hasn't paid child support to Richards "in at least four years." The insider also pointed out that Lola still lives with her mom, but stays with Sheen and Sami when the actress is away filming.
Meanwhile, Sheen's attorney alleged Richards actually owes her ex-husband money because Sheen "overpaid" on his child support for so long — but the actor isn't reportedly looking to collect the funds he believes he's owed.
The judge's ruling comes less than a month after Sami claimed in a now-deleted post she was trapped in an "abusive household" with Richards and her husband, Aaron Phyphers, calling it a "hell house."
Sami — who alleged her mom kicked her out of the house in July — shared a follow-up post after she moved out, revealing she had a "spiritual awakening," is now "full of self love" and dropped out of high school.
Both Sheen and Richards have addressed the change up with their family's living situation, as Sheen said in a brief statement: "Sam’s amazing. I love her and all my children unconditionally. We’re having a ball. GED here we come!"
On the other hand, a rep for Richards said she was "saddened" by the situation and "is just like any other divorce parent dealing with a rebellious teenage daughter." The rep noted it would be best for their daughter if "Denise and Charlie were coparenting her during this time," but, "They are not."
OK! previously learned Sami didn't want to abide by her mom's rules and appreciated how Sheen had a different way of parenting. "Rules and curfew aren't really set in stone," at Sheen's house, an insider explained of why Sami chose to live with her dad.