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June 7, 2010

Charlie Sheen plea deal includes creative (and dramatic?) sentencing provisions

This new CNN report, which is headlined "Charlie Sheen's sentence could include theater internship," details an interesting aspect of a high-profile celebrity sentencing taking place in Aspen today.  Here are the details:

Charlie Sheen will stand before a judge Monday afternoon to plead guilty to charges stemming from a Christmas morning argument with his wife in Aspen, Colorado, a prosecutor said.

If the judge accepts the plea agreement, the television star would spend the next month as a theater intern by day and a jail inmate at night.  Pitkin County, Colorado, District Attorney Arnold Mordkin would not confirm reports that  Sheen would serve 30 days in jail, but the sheriff has already scheduled a news conference to answer questions about his jail.

The proposal includes a month of community service for Sheen, 44, working with Theater Aspen, according to Paige Price, the theater's artistic director. "We've often been in a position of helping people fulfill their community service, but he would be our highest profile intern," Price said.

Sheen's duties with the community theater haven't been outlined, but it would involve "some utilization of his skills as an actor," Price said.  Sheen, who began acting professionally in 1974, may teach master classes for professional actors working during Theater Aspen's summer productions, Price said.

I sure hope I might get a chance to do community service as a lawyer and law professor if I ever get in trouble like Charlie Sheen.

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"I sure hope I might get a chance to do community service as a lawyer and law professor if I ever get in trouble like Charlie Sheen."

Personally, I hope I do my community service as one of the backdrop men in those beach photo shoots with Heidi Klum.

Posted by: Bill Otis | Jun 7, 2010 9:42:22 AM

I thought that was you, Bill! (And, sadly, you are already dating yourself using Heidi Klum instead of Bar Rafaeli as your reference.)

Posted by: Doug B. | Jun 7, 2010 9:58:37 AM

Guilty as charged, your Honor!

Posted by: Bill Otis | Jun 7, 2010 10:16:13 AM

You probably would, Professor B, but only in the form of drafting habeas petitions for fellow inmates for the next 8 years.

For us normal folk, shooting your fiancee, followed by battering your girlfriend (causing serious bodily injury in the process) five years later, followed by threatening your wife with a knife a little over a decade after that would mean prison time. But, of course, since we're dealing with an actor-celebrity, we instead get a 15-day sentence (half the day for a month) with an internship--and that doesn't even include good behavior discounts.

Maybe the judge will grow a pair and refuse to accept this farce. But I'm not holding my breath.

Posted by: Res ipsa | Jun 7, 2010 1:03:41 PM

"I thought that was you, Bill! (And, sadly, you are already dating yourself using Heidi Klum instead of Bar Rafaeli as your reference.)"

Bar Refaeli is just some kid. Heidi Klum is Immortal Prime Nookie, like Marilyn Monroe and Raquel Welch.

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