Aspen is tough on crime

Aspen in tough on crime

It was reported last month that Charlie Sheen was facing up to 45 days in jail for that little incident on Christmas Day in Aspen. Luckily for him, he struck a plea to serve only 30 days. And even better, he serving his time in Aspen, the only place more lenient on crime-committing celebrities that Hollywood. From TMZ:

Charlie is eligible for work release while he serves his 30-day sentence for 3rd degree misdemeanor assault. We’ve learned Charlie will work at Theatre Aspen, a renowned professional theater, where he will coach actors, help in the fundraising department and perform various other tasks.  Although it is work release, Charlie will not accept a salary.

To recap, for punishment for holding a knife to his wife’s throat and threatening to kill her, Charlie has been sentenced to hone his craft at a professional theater company in one of the most luxurious cities in the world. I know it’s harsh, but sometimes you just gotta send a message.

As for coaching actors, what exactly is he supposed to help them with? Charlie’s on Two and Half Men. They’re probably doing Shakespeare at this theatre company. I guess he could help them with how to act once they hit it big. “The trick is to hide your wallet before the hookers show up to your room, in case they handcuff you to the bed and try to rob you.”


June 7, 2010 - 12:00 pm