Brooke Mueller enters rehab

2011-12-14 14:30

Los Angeles - Brooke Mueller, the ex-wife of actor Charlie Sheen, has entered an in-patient rehabilitation centre, her spokesperson said on Tuesday, following her recent arrest in Colorado for assault and cocaine possession.

"After further reflection and consideration, Brooke has decided to remove herself from the media spotlight and has entered a long-term in-patient treatment centre where she can focus on her recovery without distraction," her spokesperson Steve Honig said in a statement.

"Brooke's goal is to maintain her sobriety and she believes this is the best option to reach that goal," the statement said.

Turbulent year

Tuesday's decision follows a similar announcement one day earlier which said Mueller planned to participate in a daytime programme.

Mueller, 34, was arrested earlier this month in the posh ski resort town of Aspen, Colorado following a claim by another woman that Mueller assaulted her at a bar. Police found cocaine with Mueller and she was later charged with assault and possession of the drug.

Days after her arrest, her spokesperson issued a statement saying Mueller had hired an attorney to "vigorously defend Brooke with the goal of having all charges dropped once the facts of the case come to light".

Mueller and Sheen, who is coming off a turbulent year in his personal and professional life, have twin sons who continue to be in Mueller's custody, her spokesperson said.