I had earlier thought I would Kermit on the issue of the Hollywood actor who recently declared his HIV status publicly, but after finding out how much of a panic the declaration has caused, I couldn’t help digging deeper.
According to reports via NY Times, Hollywood is “gripped with fear” as Charlie Sheen, a womanizing actor declares he has HIV, panicking his long list of sexual partners.
“It has now become common knowledge that this star is HIV positive, something he has known for years,” an insider told The Sun newspaper of London. “…and his lawyers are bracing for the threat of potential action.” Of course, they should get ready for a long list of lawsuit from women he had carnal knowledge with whilst hiding his HIV status.
The source continued: “The reality is that if he’s knowingly put women at risk, then that’s disgusting and it’s only a matter of time before that becomes public.”
According to The Sun, friends had urged the actor to come forward, but he refused.
“He was distraught about the possibility of the illness becoming a defining quality of his career,” a source told the site.
Eventually, the actor declared he has HIV on Tuesday, saying that he had paid people upward of $10 million to keep quiet about his condition and that he wanted to put a stop “to this onslaught, this barrage of attacks and of sub-truths and very harmful and mercurial stories that are about me.”
The actor’s list of exes includes “an award-winning actress, a religious movie star, a top Hollywood personality with a controversial past, a TV star, a media personality and a glamour model,” the site reported, without naming names so I won’t name them too. You can do your own digging as I continue to sip my coffee here. Waiting for further episodes of this story to unfold and I can give a full report.
Moral of the story: go check your HIV status today, encourage your partner too. Doing it means you are saving your life and that of innocent loved ones. Have a great day.