A shift in his perspective. After Denise RichardsEx-husband publicly slammed Charlie Sheen over his apparent lack of support surrounding their daughter Sami Sheen’s new OnlyFans venture, he has spoken out about how he really feels.
“Denise has illuminated a variety of salient points, that in my haste, I overlooked and dismissed,” the Two and a Half Men Exclusively told by alum, 56 Us Weekly In a statement through his publicist Jeff Ballard. “Now more than ever, it’s essential that Sami have a united parental front to rely upon, as she embarks on this new adventure. From this moment forward, she’ll have it abundantly.”
The 18-year-old had announced earlier this year that she would launch her own profile on the UK subscription service. (OnlyFans is an online platform where subscribers can share and monetize their content. Carmen Electra, Shanna Moakler, Tyler PoseyAnd Bella ThorneHave accounts. At the time, the Wall Street actor noted his disapproval of Sami’s new venture.
“This did not occur under my roof,” Sheen told Use in a statement on Monday, June 13. “I do not condone this but since I’m unable to prevent it, I urged her to keep it classy, creative and not sacrifice her integrity.”
Richards, on the other hand, is a different viewpoint and says she supports her daughter wholeheartedly.
“Sami is 18, and this decision wasn’t based on whose house she lives in,” the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills 51-year-old alum told Use In her own statement made earlier this week. “All I can do as a parent is guide her and trust her judgment, but she makes her own choices.”
Richards later doubled down on her support on Friday, June 17, praising the teenager’s confidence.
“And I also can’t be judgmental of her choices. I did. Wild Things Playboy, & quite frankly, her father shouldn’t be either,” the Starship Troopers actress wrote via Instagram, gushing over how she was “in awe of [Sami’s] ability to shut out the noise” which “took me many years” to learn.
She added in her post: “The judgment [is because]There are many adult film industry professionals on Twitter. Well, I imagine they’re on Instagram and Twitter too. Is there really a big difference between posting a photo of yourself in a bikini on IG and posting a picture on Instagram? We’ve all done it. Because you get paid on OnlyFans? I’m pretty sure IG & Twitter & Facebook do quite well off all of us. Is it so bad to control it and monetize it too?”
Richards — who shares daughters Sami and Lola, 17, with Sheen, whom she was married to from 2002 to 2006 — has had a rocky relationship with her eldest daughter. The influencer alleged last year that she was “trapped in an abusive home” while living with her mom and stepfather Aaron Phypers. Sami then moved in full-time with Sheen and stopped attending school.
“I have a strained relationship with [Sami],” the Real Girl Next Door author — who also adopted daughter Eloise in 2011 — said in February during an appearance on the “Jeff Lewis Has Rules” podcast, noting “it’s very difficult” to enforce rules with teenagers. “I know though [that] we’ll get back to where we were, eventually. Right now, it is strained.”
Since then, the twosome’s mother-daughter relationship has improved with Sami even moving back in with her mom. A source later told Use in May that they are “getting along well.”
With reporting by James Robertson