Wizard World: Drop Charlie Sheen as a guest at your conventions
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Wizard World Comic Cons occur across the United States. Their most upcoming shows are Minneapolis, MN, Des Moines, IA, and Philadelphia, PA. They have recently added Charlie Sheen as an entertainment guest at these three shows: http://wizardworld.com/guests/charlie-sheen
Charlie Sheen has a long and brutal history of violence towards women, and while it's (hopefully) unlikely he would do so at a convention, the very fact that Wizard World booked him & is paying him sends the message that they support abusers. We are asking they remove him from these shows and all future Wizard World shows. Please sign this petition, tweet @WizardWorld, and contact customer service: (310) 648-8410 or Customercare@wizardworld.com
(via Marvelous Darling http://marvelous-darling.com/2016/06/lelo-hex-youre-not-winning-us-over/
In 2009, Sheen spent the night in jail after assaulting his then-wife, Brooke Mueller. He was charged with felony menacing, third-degree assault, and “mischief”. He was released on $8,000 bond. He pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault as part of a plea bargain and never set foot in jail for this crime again.
He “accidentally” shot Kelly Preston back in 1990 in their shared home. (http://www.insideedition.com/entertainment/1427-charlie-sheens-early-days-of-trouble-kelly-prestons-accidental-shooting
He was sued by a UCLA student for striking her when she refused to sleep with him. (http://people.com/archive/added-sheen-vol-54-no-16/
He was arrested for beating his then-girlfriend Brittany Ashland (an adult actress) in 1996. He pleaded no contest to battery charges.
Denise Richards alleged that he abused her, assaulted her, and threatened her life. She secured a restraining order after filing for divorce. (http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/story?id=4932313&page=1
In 2010, Capri Anderson (an adult actress) alleged that he attempted to strangle her while they were in his hotel room. This incident is not mentioned on his Wikipedia page, although it is connected to his trashing of their hotel room, which is mentioned.
More recently, Bree Olson (an adult actress) alleged that she was not informed of his HIV-positive diagnosis while they were in a relationship and that she would not have consented to unprotected sex if she had known.
I’ve noted that several women were adult actresses not to discredit them but to show that Sheen particularly had a penchant for going after women that society at large would consider imperfect victims. It’s easy for him to dismiss allegations from these women – they’re just money-grubbing porn stars, after all.
We as a society need to be critical and we cannot dismiss assault or abuse against anyone.
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