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Capri Anderson (PICTURES): Charlie Sheen Sues Porn Star, Claims Extortion

Capri Anderson (YouTube)
Capri Anderson (PICTURES): Charlie Sheen Sues Porn Star, Claims Extortion
Capri Anderson (YouTube)

LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) Capri Anderson, the porn star who was reportedly in actor Charlie Sheen's New York City hotel when he was arrested last month, said in a nationally televised interview Monday that the actor used racial slurs and put his hands around her throat during the raucous evening.

PICTURES: Capri Anderson, Charlie Sheen Accuser

Within hours of those claims, Sheen sued Anderson claiming her version of events was a fabrication and that she had sought $1 million from him to remain quiet.

Sheen's lawsuit was a preemptive strike against Anderson, who said that she planned to file her own lawsuit against the actor alleging battery and false imprisonment. She also said in an appearance on ABC's "Good Morning America" that she would file a report with New York City police.

The dueling allegations ensure that Sheen's life will remain the subject of court hearings, as it has for most of the year.

The "Two and a Half Men" star was briefly hospitalized Oct. 26 after security at the luxury Plaza Hotel reported he was disorderly and had broken furniture in his room. He voluntarily went with authorities for a psychiatric evaluation and was released from the hospital the same day. His publicist, Stan Rosenfield, said at the time that Sheen had an adverse reaction to medication.

Sheen's lawsuit claims Anderson threatened to travel to meet with the district attorney in Aspen if he did not pay her $1 million.

The lawsuit also claims that on the eve of taping the "GMA" interview, Anderson dropped the price to keep quiet to $500,000.

In the interview, she claimed Sheen offered her an unspecified sum of money after the incident last month at the Plaza Hotel. Anderson told "Good Morning America" host George Stephanopoulos that she had been hired for $3,500 to join Sheen for dinner on Oct. 25. She called reports that she expected to be paid for sex "absolutely untrue."

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