ABC's '20/20' aired the latest in a flood of interviews with Charlie Sheen Tuesday night and shortly thereafter reports began surfacing that Sheen's twin sons were removed from the home.
Initially thought to be inspired by Mr. Sheen's odd on-camera behavior combined with the presence of porn star Bree Olsen acting as surrogate mother, the removal of the twins was ordered by a judge after the children's mom Brooke Mueller was granted a restraining order after telling the court:
"I am very concerned that [Sheen] is currently insane," Mueller stated in the document. "I am in great fear that he will find me and attack me and I am in great fear for the children's safety while in his care."
The order forbids Sheen from getting within 100 yards from Ms. Mueller and his two sons. Also included in the court papers were allegations that Sheen had taken the children from Mueller's custody without her permission, refused to return them when she asked him to do so, and responded to those requests with by threatening her. People Magazine reports:
When she tried to get the twins back, Sheen allegedly threatened, "I will cut your head off, put it in a box and send it to your mom," she said.
Mueller also alleged that while on vacation in the Bahamas last week with his two girlfriends, Sheen launched into a tirade against Mueller, punched her in the arm, spat on her feet and "threatened to stab my eye with a pen knife," the documents show.
There is much more to this story as TMZ reports:
Brooke is currently in a "day treatment" facility for substance abuse. She says she will see the kids for around 4 hours a day while the TRO is in effect and her mom will provide care for the rest of the day.
Both Mr. Sheen and Ms. Mueller are due in court on March 22nd as the judge considers extending the order.
NBC's Today Show had a pre-dawn live interview with Charlie Sheen this morning:
On Monday 'Good Morning America' aired this abbreviated version of the interview ahead of Tuesday's prime time broadcast.