Charlie Sheen sued over HIV status

Charlie Sheen’s ex-girlfriend sues the star over his HIV status – the first known legal action against the actor since he revealed his condition. Sarah Mills reports.

(Reuters) – Actor Charlie Sheen looking happy and relaxed – but behind the smiles and showbiz friends – he was hiding a secret.

In November, in an emotional television interview, he revealed he is HIV positive.

Now a former girlfriend has sued the star for assault, negligence and emotional distress – claiming they had sex at least five times before he revealed he was HIV-positive.

Scottine Ross filed the lawsuit in California Superior Court on Thursday December 3.

Sheen’s attorney has said that Sheen plans to “vigorously defend the lawsuit”.

Ross’ lawsuit says she first met Sheen in November 2013, when he apparently paid $10,000 to have sex with her.

It claims the couple had sex at least five times before Ross discovered his medications for the treatment of HIV.

Ross is seeking an unspecified amount of damages.

This is the first known legal action against Sheen since he revealed that he had been diagnosed HIV-positive four years ago.