A female dental technician is suing Charlie Sheen for sexually assaulting her when he was getting treatment for an abscess in his mouth in the dental facility where she worked.
Margarita Palestino had previously told TMZ that Sheen threatened the dentist with a knife and punched her in the face as she tried to give him nitrous oxide. She also claimed that Sheen’s bodyguard told her that he was high on ‘rock cocaine’ at that time.
Sheen then dismissed Palestino’s story, saying that he only had a bad reaction to the nitrous oxide due to the pain medication he had earlier taken for a shoulder injury … and that he only knocked down a tray of instruments as his arms flayed in the room. He also added that Palestino is only bitter because she got fired for violating HIPAA by telling her son that Sheen was in the room.
The dentist also corroborated Sheen’s story, and a law enforcement official said that Sheen will most likely not be charged with any crime.
Now Palestino has taken another approach.
In her complaint, filed Friday in the Superior Court of the State of California, Palestino states that she was assisting Drs. George Bogen and Jaime Azdair in an examination room when Sheen ripped off the nitrous oxide mask she had placed on him upon Bogen’s orders, and then shouted, “I’m going to f–––ing kill you!” to all who were present in the room.
When Bogen asked her to replace the mask, Sheen responded by grabbing Palestino’s “left breast area” and then “grabbed her bra strap, and forcefully pulled it down in an attempt to open or remove her bra,” according to the papers obtained by PEOPLE. She fled from the examination room when she was able to break free of Sheen, she claims.
She also maintained her earlier knife accusation, adding that after the melee, Sheen’s bodyguard gave her $500 and said, ‘This if for your troubles.’ She also alleged that she was made to clean up the spit Sheen had splattered on the walls … and that Bogen told her that Sheen was ‘high on a combination of crack cocaine, Theradol and alcohol’ during his visit.
Palestino is asking for compensation for ‘physical injury, pain and suffering, and mental anguish’ … and is demanding a jury trial.