Charlie Sheen Is a Real Romantic Texter, and Not Afraid to Use an Emoticon, Either
Aw! Remember Charlie Sheen and Capri Anderson, the actor and the porn star? She sued him for a million bucks for assault (and he then countersued her for extortion) after he trashed that Plaza hotel room while she cowered naked in the bathroom allegedly fearing for her life? Well, Charlie was actually quite the gentleman to her immediately following the incident. TMZ has the texts to prove it.
Seems that Capri was, at least initially, more worried about her Prada purse than harm to her own persona. After the incident, she texted him:
"u trashed my brand new prada purse dude not cool -- how u managed to rip the strap off and put 2 holes in it is beyond me."
Like a good "Nigerian royal" offering forth a possible Internet scam, Charlie did the standup thing, responding:
"All I need is an Acct number etc and I will wire u 20k if u think that will cover everything ... I really feel bad, u are as cool and sexy and as sweet and fun and friendly as they get!"
Capri, unfortunately, does not have a bank account, or wisely claimed not to. So Charlie came up with a new plan, texting:
"Good news! My asst Rick is good friends with a cat named Mark (last name redacted) in NY, he will get the wire, cash that bitch, and deliver it to u where ever it's convenient ... I'll get the ball Rollin in am, and have data for u asap after that...☺"
However, despite the bestest of intentions, the money never changed hands. Which is how lawsuits are born, even with the occasional skilled use of a smiley face emoticon. And this is also why people should be especially careful while texting under the influence, and when leaking texts to TMZ.
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