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Denise: Something's Wrong in Charlie's House

7/17/2008 4:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Denise Richards went to court this morning, asking the custody judge for an emergency order restricting Charlie Sheen's access to their kids.

Denise and her powerhouse lawyer, Neal Hersh, went into a closed emergency hearing today. We're told they told the judge there's a serious issue in Charlie's home that could have an adverse impact on the kids. The issue, we're told, is psychological and Denise wants professionals to evaluate things. In the meantime, she doesn't want her kids hanging around there.

Our spies say the judge, who's sitting in for the regular judge on the case who is on vacation, put the matter off until Monday.

Hersh told TMZ outside court, "These are serious issues regarding the children. I would hope we will be graced by Charlie Sheen's presence in court on Monday -- if he takes these matters seriously regarding his children, like Denise does."

UPDATE: Marty Singer, Charlie's lawyer, tells TMZ the judge made it clear she would deny Hersh's motion and only then did Hersh ask to withdraw his legal papers so he could re-file with a different judge on Monday. Singer added, "It's clear Mr. Hersh went forum shopping because he knew this judge was going to deny his relief ... It is most unfortunate that Denise Richards and her attorney are desperately trying to deprive Charlie Sheen of visitation with his children, and at the same time obviously trying to create a media circus designed to help publicize her reality show."

UPDATE: Neal Hersh, attorney for Denise Richards, responded to TMZ saying, "It is true that Judge Steinberg did not grant the emergency orders requested by Ms. Richards today. However, Judge Steinberg realized that Judge Silberman, who is on vacation, has more knowledge regarding the issues present in this case and therefore decided to defer a decision on the issues presented by Ms. Richards ex parte application to Judge Silberman. Mr. Singer knows better. This was not a matter of forum shopping. If Judge Steinberg wanted to deny Ms. Richards' requests out of hand she would have done so. She deferred a decision to Judge Silberman who is the Judge assigned to this case. In any event, on Monday, there will be an emergency hearing on the issues raised by Ms. Richards today."
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46.

carolyn    

What the matter, not enough people watching her dirty mouth show, so get some publicty??? What a pig, and low life she is.....Go get your bikini on and sit with her pigs

2187 days ago
47.

just wondering    

she has such a beautiful face and I'm sure she is a grt mom, and I'm also sure she watches her mouth around her kids, I feel bad for her dad though after losing his wife ;(

2187 days ago
48.

Tourgypsy    

SOUNDS TO ME LIKE DENISE SOME PRESS FOR HER HORRIBLE REALITY SHOW...AFTER WATCHING THE LANGUAGE SHE USES AND THE WAY SHE IS...THHE KIDS SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM HER.. SHE'S SAD AND PITIFUL

2187 days ago
49.

Annoyed.    

I'm on team Charlie. Apparently, he's cleaned up his act from a long time ago. He has had a steady job with the hit show Two and a Half Men... what is so wrong with his house? That another woman lives there now?

Come on. I can't stand Denise, she's just a money grubbing whore. I don't see what is so terrible about Charlie that would make a mother take partial custody/visitation away from him.

It's ludicrous. I'm sure she just wants the money and attention. Ugh... she upsets me.

2187 days ago
50.

dragonfly    

Why is everyone ragging on Denise? She seems to be ok. Charlie is the one always saying stuff about her. And we all know about his past - those weren't just rumor,all that stuff about him is true. I wouldn't want my daughters around him either. Give Denise a break!!!!!

2187 days ago
51.

Lucy    

Denise Richards is the psycho...have you seen her reality show? she has this stupid fake laugh and her head is all screwed up!! She's the one messing with the kids...and in the long run, the kids will end up hating both parents.

2187 days ago
52.

me    

I don't get why most of the negative posts are about Denise. Granted, she has had her share of issues, but Charlie Sheen is a horrible human being. In the voicemail message that was released within the past couple of years, he said that he hoped Denise Richard's mother would die...this was as the woman was battling cancer!!! Normal, stable peole do NOT say things like that...regardless of how acrimonious the divorce was. He's just EVIL!!

2187 days ago
53.

Stormy    

Yeah... someone NEEDS to give Denise a "break"... right across the jaw for putting her children through this ENDLESS parade of tabloid mixed with her own sad reality... she just CANNOT lose gracefully... and NO one can trust her -- not even those "close" to her... at one time..

2187 days ago
54.

Ava    

Denise is pissed because Charlie is married to someone else. She is out to destroy him and his relationship with his girls. She is a scheming conniving has been.

2187 days ago
55.

just wondering    

He is evil on many levels by his behaviour, that is obvious, he really lucked out with his hit tv show boy, cause HIS career was coming to a standstill and he was getting into trouble all the time.

2187 days ago
56.

carroll cole    


thankfully there's a new woman
in their lives to raise the children.

chuck's new wife can't do
any worse than the last one.

the last thing on earth that those girls need,
is to grow up with the fake horse laugh that
seems to run in the richard's family tree.......



2187 days ago
57.

skhg    

What in the world are you people arguing about?? There's two little girls here, that are very much in the need of help, and not one person here, knows for sure what's going on with Charlie and Denise. This is something the experts and courts need to figure out, and put an end to, once and for all.

2187 days ago
58.

rizac    

What bothers me about anybody is they can talk ugly about somebody without actually living with them. We all have problems , theirs just gets veiwed with the negative side. Remember judge not nless you want to be judged.

2187 days ago
59.

hank    

Someone ought to call child services on Denise. Her house can't be a good place for her kids either, not with all that dog and pig crap everywhere. Disgusting!

2187 days ago
60.

Chuck    

How do holllywood people get "emergency hearings" all the time? How many of us normal folk could get an "emergency hearing" over ANYTHING while in the midst of a divorce/custody battle?

Ridiculous.


She's pathetic..really. If she's not the center of attention then she just freaks out and has to play the drama. I've seen clips of her show on the Soup....she is an idiot and I'm not sure with the way she acts and talks WHY she has these kids in the first place...

2187 days ago
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