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Denise Richard wants a "real" nanny

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Thursday, August 30, 2007

Washington (ANI): Actor Charlie Sheen was incensed by the presence of his exwife Denise Richards' assistant, when he and his fiancee Brooke Mueller were enjoying time with his children last weekend. "Here is my and Brooke's weekend with daughters Sam and Lola being sullied by one of her spies," E!online quoted Sheen as telling People magazine at an event hosted by Brooke Shields and Chris Henchy in Malibu on Saturday. A court order makes it necessary that the actor's meetings with his children be held under the supervision of a childcare provider chosen by Richards.

Sheen said that Richards apparently sent her assistant to keep an eye on him with the couple's daughters "because a real nanny was unavailable." Earlier this month, the actor filed a plea in the court demanding amendments to the terms of the ex-couple's shared custody of their children, inclusive of permission to hire his own childcare provider because he is currently unable to meet his children unless they are accompanied by Richards-approved nannies. Currently, only Richards is allowed to select suitable replacements in case any of the nannies appointed by her are unavailable.

Sheen asserted that Richards' assistant was not a suitable replacement for a nanny. "Until I'm granted the ability to hire my own nanny, she is required to provide one and I was terribly insulted that she felt her 'assistant' was a suitable replacement," the actor said. "If it's unfortunate that I'm speaking, it's 'unfortunate' that an incredibly loving and responsible father and his terrifically capable fiancee are being subjected to these transparent and unnecessary sanctions, that have nothing to do with responsible co-parenting and everything to do with punishment and control," he added.

The actor said that such incidences would keep surfacing if the terms of his custody were not amended. "As long as I am forced to live under these conditions with my children, people are going to hear about it," he said. Sheen has also requested the court to increase his visitation rights with his daughter, and to bar Richards from calling at his place when children are with him. "She repeatedly made unnecessary telephone calls to me and to my home. These calls have resulted in disputes between us," he said.

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