Dan Abrams Talks Charlie Sheen On Today: “You’re Allowed To Be Naked, You’re Allowed To Be Drunk”
Have you been tossing and turning at night, wondering what Mediaite founder and NBC Chief Legal Analyst Dan Abrams might have to say about Charlie Sheen‘s latest bad behavior? If so, you’re in for a treat—Abrams appeared on the Today Show this morning, where he weighed in what might be next for the troubled actor.
As the New York Post reported Tuesday, early that morning the Two and a Half Men star allegedly trashed his room at New York’s Plaza Hotel while in a drunken rage. Hotel security found him naked and belligerent, accompanied by a naked woman who may have been a prostitute. Altogether, the highest-paid actor in TV comedy—Sheen earns $1.8 million for each episode of Men—is believed to have caused about $7,000 worth of damage. Sheen’s publicist told the media that his client’s behavior was the result of “an adverse allergic reaction to some medication” rather than alcohol and cocaine, as the Post reported.
Despite these sordid details, though, Abrams told Meredith Vieira that authorities will need more evidence of wrongdoing if they wish to bring legal action against Sheen. “You’re allowed to be naked, you’re allowed to be drunk, and you’re allowed to be with a naked woman in your hotel room,” he explained. Sheen will need to pay for the damage he caused, continued Abrams, but otherwise, his rampage doesn’t constitute a crime.
Watch Abrams and his fellow guest, psychologist and drug expert Dr. Julie Holland, in the Today clip below.
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