Charlie Sheen apologizes for using “N” word

Charlie SheenCharlie Sheen has apologized for using the N-word in an angry 2005 voice mail to his ex-wife, Denise Richards, that was recently leaked to the Internet. Apparently, the Two and a Half Men star was angry when his children didn’t show up for visitation. The last half of the message went as follows: “You’re a f***ing liar. So, you know what it’s like, f*** you. Okay, I hope you rot in f***ing hell. You’re a piece of shit f***ing liar and I hope you f***ing rot in hell. So f*** you. I hope I never f***ing talk to you again you f***ing c*nt. F*** you. You’re a coward and a liar and a f***ing n*gger alright, so f*** you.” In a statement obtained by Access Hollywood, Sheen said: “I deeply apologize by my choice of words to all I have obviously offended; especially to Tony Todd, an African-American, who was my best man at my first two weddings.” Awww, what a swell guy. Good move, mentioning his token black friend.

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  1. Constance • June 20, 2008 @ 8:14 AM

    What a sorry loser!

  2. Tracy • June 20, 2008 @ 8:15 AM

    who the hell saves a voice message from 2005 unless its to be used for blackmail or to just hurt the person when they finally get their lives on track?
    I am not a fan of either of them, but we all know who “leaked” the message. shame on her! can’t she just let him be happy? (and i would reverse all the he’s and she’s if he had done it!)

  3. tammy • June 20, 2008 @ 8:54 AM

    I think Denise is jealous….he has a new woman…his show is doing great…he has good movies…and she has….um…anyway….she’s white so I don’t understand how he was being racist…if he was actually saying to a black person than ya it’s racist…but come on…

  4. The Rock • June 20, 2008 @ 9:03 AM

    Oops. There are so many f-words in the article that I guess someone forgot to edit one out. LOL

  5. Nancy • June 20, 2008 @ 9:09 AM

    Ha, ha The Rock! I completely missed that one!! I was too busy laughing at all his cursing…he sounds just like me when I get pissed off!! LMAO. 🙂 (Of course, alot of you who have been on here for a while already know that!!)

  6. Sonny • June 20, 2008 @ 9:18 AM


  7. Tribute • June 20, 2008 @ 9:52 AM

    The Rock: Thanks for the heads up! It’s fixed now.

  8. Anonymous • June 20, 2008 @ 11:16 AM

    nice hair cut!

  9. Nancy • June 20, 2008 @ 11:25 AM

    Looks like a character off of Fraggle Rock!!

  10. Karen • June 20, 2008 @ 12:26 PM

    You gotta admit, Fraggles are cuter! LOL. I find this one a joke! Obviously she knows she has to keep herself in the spotlight somehow….how pathetic is she? Really, I am asking anyone! Go away Denise….nobody likes you!!! Those poor kids. She’ll probably be doing crap like this for the rest of their lives. They’ll resent you when they get older…

    Maybe she’ll be pulling a Britney this time next year and he’ll get the kids.

  11. Moi • June 20, 2008 @ 2:11 PM

    So the “F” and “C” words are too bad to spell but you’re allowed to spell S***? Too funny!

  12. Kim • June 20, 2008 @ 3:15 PM

    A woman being called a C**t is the same as calling a man a Pri*k is the same as calling a black person a Ni**er. It’s all about implying that they are the lowest form of life for that particular group of people. Him calling her a ni**er was incorrect but having watched her show a couple times, He knew that calling her a c**t had no meaning to her. (I think she even used that word herself with a friend just like some black people call eachother ni**er.)
    I think people need to get over the “N-word”. Move on people.

  13. Poppa John's in Exile • June 20, 2008 @ 4:42 PM

    As far as I’M concerned, she is everything he said she was and more (except the N-Word!). Keeping a recording of several years past is proof of just that. She’s just a pathetic sideshow to his successes…..

    I disagree that being called a prick for a man is the same as calling a woman the C-word.

    There is actually no equivalent offending word for a man, AND we get to stand up and pee too!!!

    That’s where equality fell short, I guess!!!

  14. Julie • June 20, 2008 @ 5:14 PM

    I love how this box was entitled speak your mind! What a crock! Freedom of speech, or opinion is not welcome at Tribute’s postings here regarding Charlie Sheen. It’s all about trashing and vilifying Denise and raising human cesspool Charlie’s reputation to status of saint- Heidi Fleiss’s # 1 customer and all!

  15. Julie • June 20, 2008 @ 5:17 PM

    By eliminating my initial comments to you, you have completely twisted the meaning of my “That’s what I thought- Bang On” which was is intended on reaffirming the editor of these postings is a coward. You’re contriving this to imply I agree with the last posting. Have some integrity and don’t manipulate and twist my context, just remove it like all my responses that preceeded it.

  16. Julie • June 20, 2008 @ 5:34 PM

    Well, If you’re now going to let my comments stand, it’s either the end of your workday, or your tactics have changed, assuming that in letting these postings stand I will look worse for the wear. If you are going with option # 2, why not really be a man and repost my erased comments from much earlier? Or would that prove my point too Bang On?

  17. Anonymous • June 20, 2008 @ 5:53 PM

    “Youre a coward and a liar and a f***ing n*gger alright, so f*** you.

    But Denise Richards is Caucasian!!!

  18. tributegirl #2 • June 20, 2008 @ 6:03 PM

    It was very classy of him to apologize.

  19. Julie • June 20, 2008 @ 6:08 PM

    Ya, like he had a choice… …shades of Mel Gibson anyone?

  20. tributegirl • June 20, 2008 @ 6:19 PM

    Classy? Oh yeah, sure, he is one classy guy! NOT!!!

  21. Tribute • June 21, 2008 @ 7:54 AM

    Julie, we’ll delete your first comment as requested, but can you explain to us what the problem is? What comment of yours was deleted – we believe this may have been an error or a technical glitch. Can you repost it?

  22. "Bart" • June 21, 2008 @ 10:26 AM

    Julie so many times the staff here has done this…i would understand if it was some kind of legal issue but many are deleted smiply due to you commenting on the writer.

  23. "Bart" • June 21, 2008 @ 10:30 AM

    lets take this one as an example…I love to read a story where the writer is clearly on one side of the issue…I guess thats why they don’t write for a paper see the last line in the story?

    Awww, what a swell guy. Good move, mentioning his token black friend.

    Just report the story and never mind your personal insight…thats for us to do!!! 🙂

  24. Julie • June 21, 2008 @ 3:03 PM

    Why did the N-word even get said??? Charlie Sheen is a complete nut job and should consider retiring. He’s giving the Sheen’s a bad name!!!

  25. tributegirl #2 • June 21, 2008 @ 3:12 PM

    At least he takes care of his kids. Charlie, don’t let the haters get you down!

  26. Nancy • June 21, 2008 @ 6:00 PM

    I kinda like the writers sarcasm!! Makes the story more interesting.

  27. tributegirl • June 21, 2008 @ 6:50 PM

    I love the sarcasm, and I was not on here at 3:21 today, by the way. So tribute coppers, if you would like to delete the comment made in my name at 3:12 today, I would appreciate it. Also the one yesterday at 6:03pm. Thanks.

  28. #fortune • June 21, 2008 @ 8:01 PM

    Wah wah, he said the N word. Look at all the other ‘bad’ words he said, and the word c*nt. It’s not like he said the word publicly. Of course I am not a fan of the N word, but it’s no worse than the other words he said.

  29. Nancy • June 21, 2008 @ 8:24 PM

    Wow! Denise stated in her ‘Gloves are off’ article, at the bottom, that none of her relationships ended badly except the one with her ex-husband (Charlie Sheen)…..I don’t believe that, at all! I can tell because I’ve been there. Someone has to screw you up pretty good to make you keep evidence like that stored away for a ‘rainy day’!!!

  30. Joanne • June 22, 2008 @ 1:28 AM

    Get over the “N” word? Kim, you’re an idiot!!

  31. Trish • June 22, 2008 @ 12:38 PM

    Have any of you ever looked up with the “N” word means? It means someone who is ignorant or uneducated. It has nothing to do with someones race. I personally don’t use the word because I find it offensive. I get so tired of people always thinking that it has to do with strictly just African American people. Yes they are the ones who use it the most but that’s because throughout history they have been called that. I wish people would stop focusing in on the word and actually just stop using it in general. I’m not sidind with either Charlie or Denise but people do say things when they are mad that they regret later. What I think is sad is that it was leaked and I feel sorry for those two little girls more than anything.

  32. mandee • June 22, 2008 @ 5:52 PM

    i honestly think if the situation was the other way around and HE kept HER from seeing her children when she was supposed to, she would have probably said much worse things to him. for the simple fact, shes a woman. women never let men get the final word, or let them live down any of their mistakes. so who really cares that he insulted her? she insults him all the time, imagine what shes filling those kids heads with when hes not around? i think he is great for wanting to be a part of their life, who cares if he has some problems or had some past issues, everyone makes mistakes. and im sure he has grown up a LOT since 2005, so its just plain stupid and ridiculous for her to have kept that voice mail that long, and quite clearly it was just so she could try and keep her name famous, because if you ever saw her acting, im sure you would know shes sure not making a living off of that !

  33. tributegirl • June 22, 2008 @ 8:01 PM

    Trish, I thought that’s what that word actually meant, so really, him calling her that is possibly accurate, it has nothing to do with her being caucasian. She does seem to be ignorant and uneducated. I think throughout history the word was used for people of African descent because they WERE uneducated back then, as they were not permitted an education. So now, using that word for Denise is fitting, although very vulgar.

  34. Anonymous • June 22, 2008 @ 9:29 PM

    So when did Denise stop being caucasian?

  35. L1feless • June 23, 2008 @ 8:59 AM

    I would have to agree with one of the previous posters. Who keeps a 2005 voice mail unless you intend to use it as evidence or blackmail later?

    I would like to see Charlie continue to follow the same path he is now and take the classy route. People are noticing it and will not let the wool be pulled over their eyes.


    It appears we have a name conflict. Sadly until tribute implements a profile management DB here your both gonna have to deal with dupe names

  36. tammy • June 23, 2008 @ 9:21 AM

    I think Denise is a pathetic loser…and she does not deserve to have full custody of their girls…she should be happy that their father wants to be in their life so bad that he’s cussing you out…and someone posted a comment saying that she’s probably telling their daughters a bunch of smack when he’s not around…I totally agree with you…she seems like that sort of b*tch to do something like that…and it’s actually very selfish of her because she obviously wants the girls to hate him and love her…and in the future when their all grown up they’ll realize that their mother was a whore and lier(I don’t know if thats how you spell it)and probably will want nothing to do with her…

  37. Nancy • June 23, 2008 @ 9:27 AM

    Regarding more than 1 Tributegirl: There is no name conflict, but you are right about the database management. The problem is that there is a mentally challenged person who likes to come on and use the names of other posters on here to say weird and wacky things that the named person would not normally say. Funny thing, is that this db should have been in place from the very beginning as we all know what kind of psychos there are out there in the world.

  38. Nancy • June 23, 2008 @ 9:28 AM

    It’s like leaving your door wide open…day and night!

  39. STEVE-O • June 23, 2008 @ 11:27 AM

    Charlie Sheen is great! Oh man I get a kick out of him.
    You people are stupid if you can’t respect his level of awesomeness.

  40. Poppa John's in Exile • June 23, 2008 @ 6:30 PM

    Yeah we’re all in danger now that people are able to post under someone else’s name.
    Lock your doors, stay away from your windows, keep your lights on around your house and do not walk too close to shrubbery in dark areas. Carry a whistle and travel in pairs….

  41. tributegirl • June 23, 2008 @ 8:11 PM

    Don’t worry, l1feless, I know, I have seen this idiot in action before, using my name, and others. If it seems like something I would say, and has my typing style, it is probably me, otherwise it is just the idiot. It doesn’t bother me anyway because as Nancy pointed out, it is obviously a mentally challenged person, so I just let it go.

  42. Nancy • June 23, 2008 @ 9:56 PM

    That’s not what I meant Poppa John…and you know it! I said that the database should have been in place from the get go because we ALL know that weirdos are everywhere, not that “OMG, he/she is going to come to someones house and get them!” Jeeze, use your head for more than a hat rack!

  43. Nancy • June 24, 2008 @ 9:07 AM

    OMG! You really got it bad, double!

  44. tributegirl • June 24, 2008 @ 1:21 PM


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