UPDATE: Charlie Sheen Sues Porn Actress Capri Anderson for Extortion
(NEW YORK) -- Charlie Sheen is suing the porn actress who was with him on the night he damaged a room at New York City's Plaza Hotel for extortion, ABC News learned late Monday.
The suit claims that actress Capri Anderson asked for a million dollars to keep her story out of the press. It also claims Anderson stole a $165,000 watch from Sheen's hotel room.
Anderson was not immediately available for comment on the suit.
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(NEW YORK) -- The adult film actress who was found in Charlie Sheen's hotel bedroom the morning of his arrest last month filed a complaint against the actor Monday with the New York Police Department after detailing her experience to ABC News.
Capri Anderson told ABC News in her first interview that she was hired that night for $3,500 to escort Sheen to dinner, but that the night quickly turned violent in a room at The Plaza Hotel in New York. Sheen, she said, threatened to kill her and called her a "whore."
"I never expected the night would unfold the way it did," she told ABC News Monday in an exclusive interview.
"He definitely was growing more intense as the night grew and went on. It's hard to say being that it was my first time hanging out with him if it was normal of his everyday behavior or not," Anderson said. "He seemed like a very egotistical person."
Anderson's police complaint accused Sheen of harassment in the second degree, an alleged violation that is less serious than a misdemeanor or a felony, police said.
If the Manhattan district attorney decides to prosecute the case and Sheen is found guilty, the actor could face a maximum of 15 days in jail, though offenders often receive a conditional discharge with an order of protection for the victim.
The day after the incident, which ended with police storming the room and taking Sheen to the hospital for a psychiatric evaluation, Anderson was contacted by the actor via text message, Anderson told ABC News in a separate interview, and offered $20,000 for her silence.
Charlie Sheen's lawyer Yale Galanter responded to Anderson's allegations Sunday night in a statement to ABC News.
"Ms. Capri never made any allegation of wrongful conduct on the part of Mr. Sheen the night of the incident. She has posted on her website that she was 'fine' after the incident but if you wanted to see more of her enter the web site for money," Galanter said. "We will defend this lawsuit vigorously and will never pay her a dime. These allegations against Mr. Sheen are completely false, and are a blatant attempt to cash in on his celebrity."
Anderson's lawyer, Keith Davidson, told ABC News that he could not confirm or deny that he or anyone from Anderson's team had been in contact with Sheen's camp about a possible settlement.
A civil suit against Sheen is also expected to be filed Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court.
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