Denise Richards Tells ‘The View’ Charlie Sheen’s Antics Are ‘Not A New Situation’

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By Michael Lewittes

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Denise Richards talks about Charlie Sheen and his troubles on “The View” tomorrow. Sitting in with Whoopi Goldberg, Barbara Walters, Joy Behar and Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Richards was asked about her ex-husband and his infamous exploits. And since it was taped earlier today, Gossip Cop has a preview.

Below is part of the conversation that took place. Walters told Richards, “We can’t have you here without asking a couple of questions,” to which the actress replied, “Really? Let me guess what they might be about.”

Walter then said, “I’m the designated hitter. But you know you were married to Charlie Sheen. You got married in 2002, you were divorced in 2006 and you have two daughters Sam and Lola. All the stuff about Charlie Sheen, the drinking, the booze, and the porn stars, the rehab, talking on television, radio programs. Does any of this surprise you?”

No, I mean it doesn’t. I mean, you know this is Charlie’s lifestyle. He makes no bones about it. And it is what it is,” said Richards. Then Walters threw out, “If you could just give us one line of what you say to your children.” Richards answered, “What can you say? It’s a very difficult situation in dealing with the subject. This has been something I have dealt with for years. This is not a new situation. There are times where his life is more colorful than others, more public than others, and as the kids get older it’s a difficult thing. I’m learning as I go too.”

She then stressed, “I have never had to deal with this, and this was a subject I had hoped to talk with my children about as they got older. But it’s hard. I mean there are books that are out there. One in particular, I’m blanking on the title, it explains addiction to children. There are images and pictures that a child can understand. I don’t know what they fully comprehend from these conversations. They don’t know what some of these things are. So I do the best I can and it’s not easy.” What do you think of Richards’ handling of this difficult situation?

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