A lawsuit filed by an ex-girlfriend of Charlie Sheen, alleging he exposed her to HIV, will not be resolved in mediation, an attorney for the actor told a judge Friday.
During a post-mediation status conference, lawyer Jesus Morales, on behalf of Sheen, informed Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Joel L. Lofton that the two sides are too far apart to resolve the case without a trial.
Friday’s hearing was the first in the case since December 2019, when Judge Randolph Hammock had referred the parties to mediation.
Lofton vacated the scheduled April 19 trial date, however, and scheduled a trial-setting conference for April 13.
Neither Sheen, 55, nor the ex-girlfriend are identified by name in the suit, which was filed in June 2017. However, Sheen, referred to in the complaint as “confidential male defendant,” learned he was HIV-positive in 2011 and gave national television interviews about his medical status in 2015 and 2016, according to the plaintiff’s court papers.
The plaintiff, identified only as Jane Doe and described as a Russian emigre, alleges the defendant exposed her to the virus that causes AIDS through unprotected sex without telling her his HIV status.