05/29/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Battle! Denise Richards Claims Charlie Sheen Faked Sperm Request (Video)

Denise Richards insisted Wednesday she never asked for her ex-husband Charlie Sheen's sperm, despite a document released exclusively to NBC News by Sheen containing a purported e-mail that Sheen claims proves she asked him in April 2007 to father a third child via artificial insemination.

"The e-mail's not legitimate. It's a doctored e-mail," Richards told TODAY's Matt Lauer Wednesday. She said that the message, which Sheen says Richards wrote to his current fiancee, Brooke Mueller, represents another attempt by the actor to discredit her.

The he-said, she-said about the alleged sperm request has been tabloid fodder, but until Wednesday, no one had seen the e-mail that spawned it....

Sheen released a statement through Rosenfield that essentially called Richards a liar.

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