Charlie Sheen seeks custody of kids

2011-04-20 08:21
Los Angeles - Charlie Sheen has gone before a Los Angeles judge seeking custody of his twin sons with estranged wife Brooke Mueller, who also attended the closed hearing.

No resolution was immediately announced. Sheen left the courthouse flanked by security and was on his way to catch a plane to Washington DC for a performance of his stage show. Mueller emerged from court smiling and hugged her attorney but declined to comment.

Attorneys for both sides also refused to divulge details of the hearing.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Hank Goldberg sealed the hearing at the request of Mueller's attorney, saying it was "in the best interest of the children" because of "questions of abuse and other inflammatory and emotional issues."

Sheen's attorney, Mark Gross, agreed that the hearing should be closed and said Mueller's request for privacy was, "a dollar short and a day late." Mueller's attorney accused him of grandstanding, saying he didn't object to closing the proceedings in a closed chambers meeting with Goldberg.

Sheen is in the midst of a multi-city tour titled "My Violent Torpedo of Truth - Defeat is Not an Option" and still planned to perform Tuesday night in the nation's capital.

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