Charlie Sheen‘s twin sons, Bob and Max, are in the care of his soon-to-be ex-wife Brooke Mueller‘s mother after being removed from the actor’s Mullholland Estate mansion by LA cops late Tuesday (March 1), reports Us. Police temporarily stripped the star of custody, while granting his estranged wife a restraining order which keeps the actor from being within 100 feet of her.
Charlie and Brooke have been involved in a toxic tug-of-war since filing for divorce on February 10, just two weeks after the former Two and a Half Men star was rushed to hospital following an intense bender. In legal documents, Booke, who was assaulted by her husband on Christmas day 2009, claims that Charlie threatened her, saying, “I will cut your head off, put it in a box and send it to your mom” and that he threatened to stab her with a penknife during an encounter last Wednesday (February 23).
Despite previously agreeing to a custody arrangement, the 45-year-old actor has moved to take full custody of his nearly two-year-old sons from their mother.
“Custody terms had been agreed to, however, Charlie has his reasons for wanting this changed, in the interest of Bob and Max,” one source tells RadarOnline.com. It is believed that Charlie may be concerned with his estranged wife’s sobriety.
According to her lawyer, Brooke is currently in “day treatment” for her own substance abuse issues and will visit her sons for four hours each day while they remain with her mother.
After the events of Tuesday night, charlie took to his brand new Twitter account, writing, “My sons’ are fine… My path is now clear… Defeat is not an option..! (sic)”
During a recent interview, Charlie offered a tiny taste of his parenting philosophy: “Lead by example and teach your kids right and wrong. If my right and wrong is a little bit different than anybody else, then my kids will be different too.”