Anderson was embroiled in the controversy when police officers arrived at New York's famed Plaza Hotel and found her locked in the bathroom of Sheen's suite, which had been trashed. Sheen was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital for a psychiatric evaluation.
In the ABC News interview, Anderson has explained how she was hired to escort Sheen to dinner that night and how the night progressed to a violent end behind the Plaza's closed doors.
"He was, from the beginning of the night, very loud and he had no hesitations when it came to using derogatory language or cuss words," she says in the "Nightline" interview, adding, "towards the latter half of the night, it got really bad. He started yelling racial slurs.
"But it wasn't until he put his hands around my neck that I really thought to myself, you have gotten yourself in a bad, bad situation."
Anderson goes on to say that she was locked in the bathroom, fearing for her life, describing her reactions to press reports about Sheen's children staying on the same hotel floor.
"I'm not going to stand down and be completely walked over, mistreated. My whole life has been changed," she said.
"I think that this story and this treatment sends a message in itself and this is clearly something that's not right. It's not right to hurt people. It's not right to scare people. It's not right to carry on with such disregard for the people around you," she added.