"Charlie invited me to this dinner with 'friends,' and once I realized what these women did for a living, I thought, 'It's one meal; you can suck it up and get through it,'" Richards, 40, recalls of dining with Sheen's porn star pals. "It's not my place to judge how they make a paycheck."
"After I quieted [our daughters Sam, 7, and Lola, 6] down, I climbed into bed; I had to get up early for my press. About an hour later, I was awakened by sounds outside my door, including walkie-talkies, which is never a good sign," she writes. "A few minutes later, the cops showed up. Several officers went into Charlie's room, and a sergeant came into mine."
Some of this is coming from her new memoir called Real Girl Next Door, too:
As the sergeant struggled to make sense of the situation ("Your ex-husband is staying in the room across the hall while you're in this room?" he asked Richards. "And you went to dinner with him and there were hookers there at the table?"), the actress kept her composure and told him everything she knew.
"Charlie was put into an ambulance, and I rode with the sergeant to the hospital, though I insisted I had to be back at 4:30 a.m.," she writes. "After making sure Charlie was stable and settled, the nice policeman gave me a ride back."
"I'll never cut off contact with Charlie. He's my girls' dad. As they're older they'll deal with him how they can. A lot of women can't relate to being married to Charlie Sheen or divorcing Charlie Sheen," she adds, "but they can relate to feeling sad, angry, scared and upset."
Wow. Being married AND divorced to Charlie Sheen has never been boring.
What we can't get past, though, is why would you subject anyone — even your ex wife — to an awkward meal with a bunch of hookers?
They could be the nicest girls in the world, but how does that not cross your mind?
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