Police search home of actor Charlie Sheen

Reuters News
Posted: Mar 21, 2011 1:54 PM

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles police searched the home of Charlie Sheen on Thursday looking for firearms in what they characterized as a check linked to a stay away order issued against the troubled actor last week.

Los Angeles Police Department spokeswoman Officer Norma Eisenman said no arrests had been made, but the search was still ongoing Thursday night.

Police arrived at Sheen's home to "investigate a possible violation of a temporary restraining order," Eisenman said.

"Part of the conditions of the temporary restraining order are that you can't have weapons or ammunition, so we're just making sure there are no weapons in the home," she said.

Sheen's ex-wife Brooke Mueller, obtained the stay away order against the actor last week after production on his top-rated TV comedy "Two And A Half Men" was suspended by CBS, a unit of CBS Corp., because he had entered a drug and alcohol rehab program.

In the days since then, Sheen has sharply criticized the producers of the show in public rants, and earlier this week he was fired by the makers of the program, Warner Bros. Television, owned by Time Warner Inc..

His firing prompted Sheen on Thursday morning to file a $100 million lawsuit against Warner Bros and "Two And A Half Men" producer Chuck Lorre, claiming he was wrongfully fired.

(Reporting by Steve Gorman and Bob Tourtellotte)