Charlie Sheen's Meltdown Was a Longtime Coming, Sources Say

By Murray Weiss on March 3, 2011 4:51pm | Updated on March 3, 2011 4:34pm

Charlie Sheen arrives at the Pitkin County Courthhose on August 2, 2010 in Aspen, Colorado.
Charlie Sheen arrives at the Pitkin County Courthhose on August 2, 2010 in Aspen, Colorado.
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By Murray Weiss

DNAinfo Contributing Columnist

Charlie Sheen’s Plaza Hotel episode last November was an early-warning sign of the meltdown that has held the nation in awe for more than a week. And never-before-revealed details of the Manhattan tryst gone bad show exactly how crazy his downward trajectory was heading.

After a night out at Daniel, a fancy Upper East Side eatery, with ex-wife Denise Richards, Sheen and porn star Capri Anderson returned to a $1,000-a-night Plaza suite.

Just as the happy couple were about to couple up, literally as Sheen was about to climb on top of his porno paramour, Anderson spoiled the moment, sources said.

After a night out at Daniel, a fancy Upper East Side eatery, with ex-wife Denise Richards, Sheen and porn star Capri Anderson returned to a $1,000-a-night Plaza suite.

Just as the happy couple were about to couple up, literally as Sheen was about to climb on top of his porno paramour, Anderson spoiled the moment, sources said.

She mentioned something about $5,000, sources said.

Down went one of Sheen's passions. Up rose another decidedly less pleasant aspect of his personality.

Sheen became enraged and he went on a rampage, ransacking of the room for his imagined stolen watch. He knocked over furniture and rifled through Anderson's purse and wrongly accused her of stealing his prized possession, sources said. He yelled and pounded on chairs and walls.

Anderson hid in a closet. She remained cowering there even after hotel guests called 911 to get the cops.

Sources said even after police arrived, Anderson was so shaken she wouldn't come out until she saw — literally saw — an NYPD uniformed officer through the crack of the closet door.

As for Sheen, he was speaking in tongues and barely knew what planet he was on, much less what city.

Now, four months later, "Two and Half Men" has been halted, and a new Charlie Sheen show has taken over the airwaves.

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It stars a "cured" Sheen, and it's being aired on every channel and website.

"I knew he'd get there," said one of the people who encountered Sheen after he famously trashed a Plaza Hotel suite. "No one is surprised Charlie Sheen has hit the breaking point."

Watching Sheen now, my source says he "looks out of his mind" and "delusional" during his many TV appearances and radio rants. "You had to know he was heading for this."

"We have all seen it before, just not quite with someone like a Charlie Sheen," my source tells me. "He is not the first, and he won't be the last."

It could even get worse for Sheen if he does not get help, my sources say.

One of Sheen's former "goddesses" was interviewed by ABC's "20/20."

She talked about what a wild time she had before she fled his mansion during one of his recent three-day binges.

She has vowed never to return. And she offered advice to Sheen's newest two girlfriends: "Run!"

That was the type of advice Sylvie Cachay, the bikini fashion designer, received about her hard partying playmate, Nicholas Brooks. 

Cachay was found strangled in a bathtub in her Soho House apartment.

Brooks is now on Rikers Island charged with her murder.

"Sheen needs six months of rehab," a law enforcement official said. "Or he won't be far behind."

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