Martin Sheen Seeks Judge Ordered Conservatorship of Charlie Sheen
02/02/2011 - 10:33 ||
Martin Sheen thinks his son, Charlie Sheen’s hard partying ways have gone too far and he's staging an intervention of sorts.
According to RadarOnline.com, the 70-year-old Apocalypse Now actor and his wife Janet, have grown so concerned about their out-of-control son, that they're planning to go to court to gain conservatorship of the Two & A Half Men star.
A source reveals to the website that "Charlie looks awful... he is very, very depressed and feels like the world is going against him. Charlie's parents are discussing getting a conservatorship of their son. Martin and Janet know that it's highly unlikely their petition would be granted, but they are trying to do whatever possible to save Charlie's life."
The source adds that the 45-year-old actor, who has been known to abuse drugs in the past, is in ill health and refuses to acknowledge that he has a problem. "Charlie is coughing a lot, and he doesn't seem to care what he is doing to his body... Charlie truly thinks he is invincible, and that he can do as much drugs as possible with ramifications."
Last week, it was widely reported that Charlie had decided to do rehab at his own home, instead of going to a facility, but his dad doesn't buy it. "Martin Sheen recognizes that Charlie isn't rehabbing at home," says the source. "That term just doesn't exist. Charlie is calling the shots, he hasn't surrendered to sobriety, and until that happens, this cycle won't end. That is why his parents are exploring what legal options they have if any to save his life."
This isn’t the first time the parents of a major Hollywood star have intervened to try and get their son or daughter back on track. In February, 2008, Britney Spears' parents were granted a conservatorship of their daughter after the singer had several public breakdowns.
A conservatorship would give Charlie's mom and dad control over his personal affairs and vast estate.
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