Lenny Dykstra, the ex-con and former MLB outfielder, has accused Charlie Sheen of murder.
The 54-year-old recently spoke to the Hollywood Reporter about his long and rocky relationship with the actor prior to their big fallout. He claimed Sheen was “on the verge of being prosecuted” for knowingly exposing his partners to HIV, and was under federal investigation for tax fraud; however, his most explosive accusation is that Sheen orchestrated the murder of his ex-assistant.
The alleged victim was named Rick Calamaro, a former employee of Sheen’s who was found dead in 2012. Calamaro’s maid reportedly discovered his body “lying face-up in his bed beside a bottle of Jack Daniel's.” Though authorities later deemed the death “accidental,” as it was caused by a lethal mix of anxiety and pain medication, Dykstra claims Sheen actually admitted to murdering the man.
The motive? Dykstra said he was convinced Calamaro was working on a tell-all book about Sheen’s life, and the actor went to extreme lengths to prevent its release.
Sheen allegedly confessed to the crime shortly after Dykstra was released from prison several years ago.
After he got out of jail, says Dykstra, he asked Sheen, “What the fuck happened to Calamaro?” who had overdosed while Dykstra was in prison. “He said, ‘You mean Dead Rick? What fucking happened is the motherfucker tried to blackmail me just like you said—wanted $5 million. I had him fucking iced.’ He said he had a hot dose put in there,” using slang for a lethal intravenous injection prepared for an unsuspecting victim. (Dykstra again offers no proof his recollection is accurate, and Sheen's current lawyer, Shane Bernard, issued a denial of the allegations, noting Dykstra's “laundry list of crimes” and asserting that his “disturbing, vile and outright ridiculous claims” are unreliable.)
It’s also important to note Dykstra has plans to release a documentary about Sheen’s life, and he said he isn't at all fearful of the consequences.
“Charlie is getting what he deserves,” he said. “When you've been where I've been, I'm not afraid of anything.”
Sheen declined to comment for the story. Head over to Hollywood Reporter to read the full thing.