Following a flurry of media speculation prior to his announced Today Show interview, actor Charlie Sheen disclosed to Matt Lauer on Tuesday what many in Hollywood have since claimed to have known for months—he’s been living with HIV for four years. This is apparently news to two of his former girlfriends, Bree Olson and Natalie Kenly, who independently claim that Sheen failed to let them know that he had the virus.
During the interview Lauer explicitly asked Sheen if he had “knowingly, or even perhaps unknowingly, transmitted your the HIV virus to someone else since receiving your diagnosis?”
“Impossible,” he replied. “Impossible.”
Lauer then asked, “Have you, since the time of your diagnosis, told every one of your sexual partners before you had a sexual encounter that you were HIV-positive?”
“Yes I have.”
Sheen’s aforementioned claim about complete transparency is now being disputed publicly by Bree Olson, a former porn star and Sheen’s ex-live in
goddess girlfriend. In an interview on the Howard Stern Show on Tuesday, Olson alleges that she found out about Charlie’s virus at the same time as the rest of the world—this week.
“I trusted him.” Olson said, explaining that the two did use protection when they had sex but that Sheen insisted on using lambskin condoms rather than latex condoms. “[He] never said anything, ever,” Olson explained. “‘I’m clean,’ he told me.”
Lambskin condoms, by the way, do not help prevent against STDs. However Olson tells Stern that she is HIV negative.
Meanwhile, another of his ‘goddesses’ has also come forward alleging that Sheen failed to disclose his virus prior to sex. Natalie Kenly tells TMZ that they had sex and at no point did Charlie mention having HIV. Kenly, like Olson, also maintains she is HIV negative.