Charlie Sheen will no longer have to pay child support to his former wife Denise Richards, after his daughter Sami, 17, moved in with him. The actor, 56, attended a hearing in Los Angeles on Monday with his lawyer Gregory Pedrick, with Judge Alexander Giza adjusting the child support he pays to Richards to zero.
Sheen has had full custody of both Sami and his daughter Lola, 16, since April, with the judge reflecting the zero child support would be reflected retroactively to April 1, 2021, when he started taking care of the girls full-time.
“I think what transpired today is extremely fair. It speaks to not just today, but it speaks historically to that same fairness,” Sheen stated on Monday. Sheen filed the petition to change the child support arrangement in December 2019, with Richards, 50, not filing any paperwork in opposition.
However, Richards was not present at the hearing as she was working out of state. Meanwhile, the source reported, “Richards was never given the court date and Sheen did this on purpose so she wouldn’t be there.” The source further claimed, “He filed two years ago and he kept pushing the court date. Denise kept asking when the date was and he blew her off. He pushed it off because he didn’t want records of the child support he was paying Brooke to impact the case after he agreed to pay them both the same amount of child support.”
The source also alleged that Sheen hasn’t paid any child support to Richards, ‘in at least four years,’ adding Lola lives with Richards but she stays with her dad and sister when she’s filming. However, Sheen’s attorney Pedrick claims Richards actually owes Sheen money because he overpaid on his child support for so long, but he is not attempting to recoup those funds.
The ruling comes less than a month after Sami claimed in a now-deleted Instagram post where she claimed living with Richards and her husband Aaron Phyphers was, ‘hell.’ She claimed in the removed Instagram post she was living in an ‘abusive household’ adding she was insanely depressed while sharing a photo of herself from a year ago. Sami also shared a photo of her from the present day, stating she moved out of ‘hell house’ and had a ‘spiritual awakening’ while confirming she dropped out of high school.
Sheen later confirmed both Sami and Lola had been living with him in a brief statement, which read, “Sam’s amazing. I love her and all my children unconditionally. We’re having a ball. GED here we come!”