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Denise Richards on giving up temporary guardianship of Charlie Sheen's twins

Denise Richards arrives at the Disney Media Networks International Upfronts at Walt Disney Studios on May 19, 2013, in Burbank, Calif.
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"Entertainment Tonight's" Nancy O'Dell sat down for an exclusive interview with star of ABC Family's "Twisted," Denise Richards, in which they discussed Richards' letter to the Los Angeles County Dept. of Children and Family Services being leaked to the public where she declares her need to give up her temporary guardianship of ex-husband Charlie Sheen's twins with Brooke Mueller.

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Richards tells O'Dell, "The hardest thing actually was that [the letter] was so public. It [is] something that could have been dealt with privately ... because these are minors ... it wasn't like a court document, it wasn't a declaration. I purposely went that way to write something personal as a mom ... I was very upset that something like that would become public ... It's a shame it ultimately affects the children and not just the boys. It affects our daughters too."

For more from "Entertainment Tonight's" exclusive interview with Denise Richards, tune in tonight.