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Charlie Sheen files for divorce in L.A.

November 1, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Charlie Sheen has filed for divorce from his third wife Brooke Mueller. Divorce papers cite the date of separation as Christmas 2009, the same day as an altercation that led to assault charges against the veteran actor.The divorce comes just a week after the "Two and a Half Men" star was briefly hospitalized in New York when security at the Plaza Hotel reported disorderly behavior.

Sheen and Mueller were married two years ago and have twin sons together. In the papers, Sheen gives "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for the divorce and indicated that they have a prenuptial agreement.

Sheen is seeking joint custody of their children, but is asking a judge not to award his wife any spousal support.

Within hours, Mueller filed her own petition for divorce, seeking sole custody of their two sons and spousal support. Her filing did not offer any additional details, but also cited Christmas as the date of separation.

Sheen, 45, pleaded guilty in Aspen, Colo., in August to misdemeanor third-degree assault after a Christmas Day altercation with Mueller.

The Associated Press contributed to this story