Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 16 April 2014

Sheen school responds to bully claim

Charlie Sheen

Charlie Sheen’s claim that his daughter’s school did nothing about her being bullied has earned a strongly worded response from the institution.

The Two and a Half Men star’s nine-year-old daughter was pulled out of the Viewpoint School last year amid allegations of bullying from a fellow pupil.

TMZ reports that Viewpoint, which is located in Calabasas, California, has now taken to Twitter to reassure parents it takes allegations of bullying seriously.

"Viewpoint School’s highest priority is the safety, security and education of our students,” the representative wrote.

"The parent of a former Viewpoint School student who has not attended Viewpoint School since March, 2012 has made certain accusations in the media.

“Our administrators addressed the issue appropriately [last year]."

Sources close to the situation told TMZ that Sam was reportedly “teased mercilessly about her skin, her looks, her hair, and even Charlie getting fired from Two and a Half Men. She then became so distressed by the teasing, she became “physically sick” and could not attend class.”

Sam’s plight prompted her father Charlie Sheen to issue a call to arms on his Twitter page towards the school.

"If you have a rotten egg, a roll of toilet paper or some dog s**t, I urge you to deliver it with 'extreme prejudice' to the campus run by trolls and charlatans. Make me proud,” he wrote on Wednesday.

"We will not tolerate this level of abhorrent disrespect towards the child of your favorite Warlock (sic),” he added, before advising his followers to smear the excrement “on the front door” to spell the name of the alleged perpetrator.

Sam is the eldest daughter of Charlie and his ex-wife model-and-actress Denise Richards. The former couple also share another daughter named Lola, aged seven.

Denise apparently had three meetings at the school but the alleged bully’s parents insisted Sam was lying.

But the school’s representative maintained that Viewpoint takes allegations of bullying “very seriously.”

“For over 50 years, Viewpoint School has provided a safe and nurturing environment for our students to thrive, and we will continue to do so,” they said.

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