Charlie Sheen says his ex-wife, Brooke Mueller, is in "really good spirits" following her recent arrest and adds that he does not believe she is a drug dealer.
Mueller, 34, was detained in Aspen, Colorado, on December 3 for third degree assault and felony possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. Both she and Sheen, 46, have battled substance abuse for years and have spent time in rehab.
"Brooke's been through the same stuff I've been through and she's going her best," Sheen told the celebrity gossip website INFDaily.com in a video interview posted on TMZ.com. She's in really good spirits."
"With the child support I pay her, she's going to deal drugs?" added the actor, as he stood on a Beverly Hills sidewalk, wearing sunglasses and smoking a cigarette. "Never gonna happen. Never gonna happen."
Mueller spent a night in jail following her arrest and was released after posting a $11,000 bond. A Colorado judge ruled earlier this week she could return to Los Angeles to care for her and Sheen's 2-year-old twin sons. She has not commented on the case and is due in court on December 19.
Sheen pays Mueller, his third ex-wife, $55,000 a month in child support as part of a divorce settlement the two reached earlier this year following a custody battle. Sheen is reportedly paying the same amount to his second ex-wife, actress Denise Richards, for the care of their daughters Sam, 6, and Lola, 5.
Sheen and Mueller married in 2008. In August 2010, Sheen pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge regarding a confrontation with Mueller that had occurred in Aspen on Christmas Day in 2009. He was sentenced to 30 days in a rehabilitation center, 30 days of probation and 36 hours of anger management.
In March, before Sheen's firing from the CBS sitcom "Two and a Half Men" following months of personal turmoil, Mueller filed a temporary restraining order against the actor and had their sons removed from his Hollywood home, citing domestic violence and calling him "insane." Sheen denied her claims.
Sheen made a bid for sole custody of their twins earlier this year but was rejected. A judge ruled instead that a previous deal the two had worked out regarding their children will remain in effect. It dictates that Mueller maintains primary custody of the boys and that the two parties must remain sober for the terms of the agreement to remain valid.
It is unclear whether Mueller's most recent arrest will affect the agreement. When asked if he would seek sole custody of the twins, Sheen told INFDaily.com: "Nah. "We're ... co-parenting. The kids need two parents."