Brooke Mueller & Denise Richards Custody War Reaches a Standstill

Celebrity drug use is always troubling, but moreso when a celebrity’s children are involved. In the case of Brooke Mueller and Charlie Sheen’s twin boys, parent drug use is drastically affecting their custody battles, leading to a turbulent life for the twins.

Brooke Mueller’s History of Drug Abuse

Mueller is no stranger to drug and alcohol abuse. She was arrested in 1996 on DUI charges, and later admitted to taking Vicodin, cocaine, and marijuana before getting behind the wheel. She was arrested again in 2001 for cocaine possession. Ten years later she completed her first stint in rehab for drugs and alcohol, returning in December 2012.

2013 Psychiatric Hold & Custody Issues

After being placed on an involuntary psychiatric hold in May 2013 and attending the Betty Ford Clinic for drug rehabilitation, Brooke Mueller’s twin boys — fathered by fellow troubled celebrity Charlie Sheen — were taken into custody by the Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). A custody agreement involving another Sheen ex, Denise Richards, was reached, allowing Mueller visitation rights as she continued her rehab.

Recently, however, Richards has asserted that Mueller’s 4-year-olds need psychiatric evaluations due to increasingly worsening behavioral issues. Mueller has blocked her attempts to have the twins evaluated, as she is currently fighting to regain full custody of them.

Now Richards has reached out to DCFS for help, asserting that she can’t continue taking care of the boys due to their behavior. According to Richards, the twins have harmed her pet dogs and bullied her own daughters with Sheen.

Meeting With DCFS Medical Director

Oh Thursday, November 7, the two mothers met in court with Dr. Charles Sophy, the medical director of LA’s DCFS division. Richards reportedly asserted that she feels the twins’ bad behaviors stem from time they spend with their biological mother, because their behaviors emerge after they return from visiting her.

Despite these allegations, sources say Richards and Mueller were still civil toward one another, suggesting that they both want the best for the children and are committed to resolving the issue gracefully.

For now, the custody issue has not been resolved. DCFS social workers will step in to assess the situation along with Dr. Sophy, who happens to live in the same gated community where Sheen, Mueller, and Richards all reside.

Hopefully, Mueller will be able to clean up her act once and for all, or at least allow the twins to undergo psychiatric evaluations and treatment as necessary so that they can continue living with Richards.

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10 Comments to “Brooke Mueller & Denise Richards Custody War Reaches a Standstill”

  1. Brad Weilert 12 November 2013 at 12:03 pm #

    I feel horrible for the kids here, their parents need to get things figured out quickly because their kids are suffering.

  2. Timothy Homburg 12 November 2013 at 3:58 pm #

    Its sad when kids get up in the middle of a bad parent relationship. Hope they get their act together soon.

  3. Danny Campbell 12 November 2013 at 4:51 pm #

    Richards has to feel pretty awful about not wanting the twin boys, but seems like they are becoming an increasing problem.

  4. Jenn Cantrell 12 November 2013 at 5:09 pm #

    This sounds like a lot of bad news for both sides of this story. Good luck to them.

  5. Jim Riffe 13 November 2013 at 8:52 am #

    If Mueller truly wants whats best for her twins, why wouldn’t she have the evaluation done just to be safe. Then if they need additional care or treatment for that, they can get it and correct their behavior appropriately.

  6. Bob Swann 13 November 2013 at 9:33 am #

    Good thing both the mothers are attempting to be civil and come to an agreement. A lot of stress can be put on children from their bickering parents and it sounds like they don’t need anything else to effect their bad behavior.

  7. Dave Parker 14 November 2013 at 3:35 pm #

    Its funny how they all live in the same gated community and still can’t seem to make things work. Its sad that the DCFS has to step in but hopefully it will help.

  8. Courtney Pollard 15 November 2013 at 11:32 am #

    I can’t believe a parent would deny a child a test to see if they needed help. such as shame.

  9. Skip Knopke 15 November 2013 at 2:14 pm #

    I find it sad that they can’t work things out for the children or at least leave the kids out of the drama.

  10. Dan Buss 18 November 2013 at 9:10 am #

    Its sad to me that they are putting the children in the middle of their own problems. They need to start working as a team to help the kids.