Jenny McCarthy isn’t backing down from her comments about Charlie Sheen not disclosing his HIV status, despite his manager’s assertion that he was diagnosed with HIV “long after” he worked with Jenny on ‘Two and a Half Men.’ Meanwhile, although one of Charlie’s former “goddesses,” Bree Olson, is flat-out calling him a “monster,” the other former goddess, Natalie Kenly, is defending him.
Jenny posted an expanded response on twitter:
Expanding on my Charlie Sheen actor/actress disclosure statement….. pic.twitter.com/DGlvLdXHc8
— Jenny McCarthy (@JennyMcCarthy) November 19, 2015
Jenny said earlier that actors are required to disclose if they even have a cold sore and all medications they are taking, so given that required level of disclosure, I can see her point. Something tells me Charlie is going to have to provide the date that his doctor’s diagnosed him with HIV, which should be right in his medical records.
While Charlie himself hasn’t directly responded to ex-girlfriend Bree’s comments to the media, his other ex, Natalie Kenly, is defending him. Natalie said this about why Bree is doing all these interviews:
The industry that Bree is in, this is devastating to her career. I think that’s why she’s so angry.”
It should be noted that Bree said she left the porn industry to be with Charlie and did not return after their split. Natalie, who now has a child, also contradicted Bree’s claim that they were having sex every night, sometimes unprotected, and Charlie insisted he was “clean.” Natalie explained:
I can definitely say that my recollections at the time are greatly different that the ones that she has mentioned. I knew Charlie as the man, and not the myth or the legend. Charlie didn’t pay me to keep quiet about his HIV diagnosis or anything else. I was tested. I’ve been tested several times since then, and I also don’t believe I was around when he was diagnosed or contracted the virus.”
What does “I knew Charlie as a man” mean? I don’t really know what to make of Natalie’s statement except that she isn’t upset with him.
Pornstar Elizabeth Bentley said she had sex with Charlie just a few months ago, and he didn’t disclose his HIV status, but she isn’t upset about it. She’s reportedly “grateful” that he wore a condom, feels he has “every right” to have an active sex life, and is not worried about her own health, especially since the HIV levels are so low in Charlie’s system that they’re undetectable.
I agree that Charlie has a right to a sex life: he just also has the responsibility to disclose his health information since he has been diagnosed with a communicable disease. Let’s be honest: condoms greatly reduce the risk of infection but aren’t 100% effective! His partners have a right to know the risk they are taking, even if the risk is minimal. It has been really interesting to see all the different responses to Charlie’s announcement that he’s HIV positive.
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