ASPEN, Colo. — A hearing to determine whether to modify a court order preventing Charlie Sheen and his wife, Brooke, from contacting each other was postponed until Friday because Brooke Sheen underwent surgery for an oral infection.
Brooke Sheen's attorney, Yale Galanter, asked the court to allow his client to participate in Wednesday's scheduled hearing by telephone, citing Tuesday's surgery. Pitkin County District Court Judge James Boyd denied the motion but did reschedule the hearing for 10 a.m. Friday.
Police in this ski resort town about 200 miles west of Denver arrested Charlie Sheen on Dec. 25 on suspicion of felony menacing, second-degree assault and criminal mischief.
A police officer's arrest affidavit quoted Brooke Sheen as saying the actor had pinned her on a bed while holding a knife to her throat and telling her that she "better be in fear." The officer said Brooke Sheen reported her husband also told her that he could hire ex-police "who know how to get the job done and they won't leave any trace."
Charlie Sheen denies threatening his wife. His initial court appearance on the charges is scheduled for Feb. 8.
Both Sheen and his wife are expected to ask Boyd on Friday to throw out or revise a protection order that prevents the couple from contacting each other. Prosecutors have opposed the request.
Sheen was preparing to leave Los Angeles for Aspen for Wednesday's hearing when he learned it was postponed, said his agent, Stan Rosenfield. He intends to appear on Friday, Rosenfield said.
Galanter said Brooke Sheen, currently at her home in Los Angeles, also intends to be in Aspen for Friday's hearing.
Charlie Sheen, 44, stars in the CBS comedy "Two and a Half Men."