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Thursday 24 July 2014

Richards awarded temporary custody of Sheen’s kids

Denise Richards

Denise Richards’ temporary custody of the four-year-old twins Charlie Sheen shares with ex-wife Brooke Mueller has been upheld by the court as Brooke Mueller begins rehab for the 20th time.

Charlie’s former spouse Denise is looking after four-year-old twins Bob and Max after they were removed from Brooke’s care due to her addiction problems.

The Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services decided Brooke's home was an "unsafe environment" because of her suspected drugs use.

Charlie and Denise both attended an emergency hearing in Los Angeles Monday on the matter.

According to America’s OK! Magazine the judge has allowed Denise to care for the boys while social services authorities decide on the best course of action moving forward.

Radar reports a gag order has also been instituted.

“The judge ordered no comment to anyone from everyone involved in the case,” a source told the website.

Last week Charlie released a statement showing his solidarity with authorities on their decision to remove his children from Brooke’s home.

“Charlie supports the actions of the Department of Children and Family Services,” the star’s publicist told Radar.

“He knows Max and Bob are safe and in a stable, loving environment with Denise and the boys’ sisters. Charlie will fully cooperate and fully participate in all proceedings.”

TMZ reported that Brooke also thinks Denise is the best mother for her children at the moment.

The 35-year-old was classed as 5150 under the Californian Welfare Institutions Code. This means she was considered to be a danger to herself and others by a peace officer or clinician due to her unhinged mental state and was involuntarily confined.

She is now seeking rehab for the 20th time.

It is not clear whether child services and the courts will allow Brooke to resume care of her boys when she leaves a treatment facility.

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