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Charlie Sheen-Brooke Mueller: Actor Files for Divorce in LA

Actor Charlie Sheen, right, and his wife, Brooke Mueller Sheen, appear at the after party for the world premiere of the adult production "Peepshow" at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on April 18, 2009, in Las Vegas.
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Charlie Sheen-Brooke Mueller: Actor Files for Divorce in LA
Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller (Getty Images/Jason Merritt)

LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) On Monday actor Charlie Sheen filed for divorce from Brooke Mueller, his third wife, stating that the couple had been separated since Christmas 2009, when an altercation led to assault charges against the "Two and a Half Men" star.

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The filing came days after police were called to Sheen's New York City hotel room after hotel security reported he was being disorderly. Sheen was briefly hospitalized following the incident that set off a flurry of tabloid speculation.

Sheen cited irreconcilable differences for the divorce and indicated in court filings in Los Angeles that the couple have a prenuptial agreement. He and Mueller were married in May 2008 and have twin sons together.

He is seeking joint custody, but is asking a judge not to award his wife any spousal support.

Within hours, Mueller had filed her own petition for divorce, seeking sole custody of the former couple's sons and spousal support.

The divorce was first reported Monday by People magazine.

Sheen, 45, pleaded guilty in Aspen, Colorado, in August to misdemeanor third-degree assault after the Christmas Day altercation with Mueller. Prosecutors dropped more serious charges and he avoided jail time, instead receiving 30 days in a rehabilitation center, 30 days of probation and 36 hours of anger management.