Sheen strikes custody pact; police search home

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Charlie Sheen and his estranged wife have struck an accord that settles any custody issues and ends the pursuit of a restraining order against the actor, according to their attorneys.

Sheen and Brooke Mueller “reached an agreement that resolves their differences,” lawyers for the pair said Thursday night.

The statement said the details of the arrangement were being kept confidential for the benefit of their twin sons.

Mueller obtained a temporary restraining order against Sheen earlier this month, claiming he threatened her on a recent trip to the Bahamas. A hearing had been scheduled for March 22.

In a related development, Los Angeles police say they have searched Charlie Sheen’s home for guns that might be in violation of the restraining order.

Officers arrived at Sheen’s Sherman Oaks home Thursday evening, searched for several hours and found one weapon, an antique gun, police service representative Stacy Ball at the Van Nuys station said.

It wasn’t clear the old weapon was a violation. Ball said that such searches are routine in which a person is subject to a restraining order, and Sheen reportedly was cooperative.

The actor later tweeted the “LAPD were AWESOME. Absolute pros! they can protect and serve this Warlock anytime!!!”

Earlier Thursday, Sheen filed a $100 million lawsuit against Warner Bros. and the executive producer of “Two and a Half Men,” making good on a promise to do something “big” in retaliation for his firing from the program.

The breach of contract suit is the first volley in what could be a long and costly legal battle involving three Hollywood heavyweights — Warner, hugely successful producer Chuck Lorre and one of TV’s highest-paid stars.

The messy details of Sheen’s recent conduct, including marital discord, wild partying that left a New York hotel room in shambles and hospital stays, inevitably will be part of the case. Warner’s 11-page termination letter sent to Sheen on Monday spent six pages detailing what is described as his “deteriorating condition and escalating erratic conduct.”

In return, the lawsuit accuses Lorre of tormenting the actor, with Warner aiding and abetting.

The studio “capitulated to Lorre’s egotistical desire to punish Mr. Sheen and to stop work on the series for the rest of the season….” the suit alleges.

The suit’s claims against Lorre are as “recklessly false and unwarranted as Mr. Sheen’s rantings in the media. These accusations are simply imaginary,” said Lorre’s attorney, Howard Weitzman.

The lawsuit is about a “fantasy” lottery payout for Sheen, Weitzman said in a statement, adding, “Chuck Lorre’s concern has been and continues to be about Mr. Sheen’s health.”

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