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Charlie Sheen: Kelly Preston Shot Herself

5/3/2011 10:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Charlie Sheen claims he did not shoot Kelly Preston ... and that it was Kelly herself who caused the gun to fire and injure herself in the infamous 1990 incident.

Sheen gave his version of events during his "My Violent Torpedo of Truth" stop in Vancouver Monday night.  He says he was downstairs drinking coffee, when he heard a shot from upstairs. 

Sheen says he then saw a naked Kelly Preston at the top of the stairs, covered in blood.

Charlie explained Kelly had picked up a pair of his pants in the bathroom -- when a revolver that was secreted in his pocket fell to the ground and discharged. Sheen claims the bullet hit the toilet and either shrapnel or a piece of porcelain from the toilet ricocheted and struck her.

Charlie says at the time he knew he'd be blamed for it.

Kelly and Charlie broke off their engagement shortly after the incident. So far, no comment from Preston's camp.


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BTW, most revolvers don't have what most would consider a 'safety'. The 'safety' with a revolver comes in the fact you have a relatively long trigger throw for a double action, or you have to manually pull back the hammer for a single action.

Interesting that they don't publish the model of weapon that was involved. Likely it's because people would realize it won't fire unless there's a finger pulling the trigger.

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I have no idea how old some of the people are on here but the reason some of you haven't heard about it is...IT WAS 21 YEARS AGO!

The media was much different 20 years ago, we didn't instantly hear about absofreakinloutely everything 30 seconds after it happened...if we heard about it at all. The World Wide Web wasn't even launched until 1991, mobile phones at that time could only be used to talk on, no texting, no photos and certainly no internet. This is REALLY old, old news.

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Charlie and his magical thinking. UGH, boring.

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Yes, it is old news, but Charlie is still being painted by the media as "a guy who shot his fiancee".

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If being shot in the arm was enough for Kelly to dump Chucky Sleeze I'll bet she's looking at Sleeze's history and now realizes what a great decision it was. Just think if she didn't. She'd probably be ex #1 (or 2 whatever) and being called a b1tch and other niceties by Sleezy.

It's funny people are approaching Kelly's camp and expect her to recount what happened. She's a class act and isn't going to put anyone in a bad light. While on the other hand if the ball was in Sleezy's hands I'm sure he'd be trashing her at every opportunity.

Kelly Preson = class. Chucky Sleeze = trash.

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"It's the incident that started all the crazy, out-of-control headlines that would follow Charlie Sheen to this day."

And that is what is wrong with all of this, and proves how freaking unprofessional and biased media can be.

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@KSIS, are you one of the girl toys of this Hollywood Looney? You've been so over protective of this crazy head since day one. So let me ask you, WHAT PARTICULAR ARTICLE OR INTERVIEW did Kelly say that Looney Charlie is a good man? Provide here the "VERIFIABLE" link and not just put words in Kelly's mouth.

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NOW will you shut up with comments like that "@KSIS, are you one of the girl toys of this Hollywood Looney"?? Probably not, huh?

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And we all know how clear headed and honest Charlie Sheen is! And who cares about something that happened over 20 years ago? He really seems desperate to keep the spotlight on him.

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cali carol    

first, TMZ can you find out the truth?
2nd. Why did he leave a loaded gun in his pocket? laying on the floor no less. Was it ****ed or what? How could a revolver go off when dropped unless it was ****ed?
3rd, He was paranoid and on coke then, he's paranoid and bi-polar now. He's dreaming up stories that make sense to him but no one else.
4th, He was at fault for leaving a loaded gun laying around. If a child had picked it up and got hurt, it be a crime. Period.

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I think this woman would put up with almost anything, she lied about her son for how many years? Pretending he didn't have medical issues just to stay within her religious teachings, staying married to a known homosexual man, and of course being shot by Charlie and then being paid to keep quiet, at least the whores he pays have the guts to tell the truth!

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If sense were common everyone would have it.    

This is getting boring. Does anyone really believe what he says anymore? He just piles on more sh*t for the lemmings to swallow. Even if it did happen that way, why does he need a gun? Please don't give me the 'protection' bit. He's a narcissistic psychopath. She probably didn't even know he had a gun, then when she realized what an a**hole he is she dumped him. Unless she herself says it happened the way charlie says, he's a liar.

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Unless she herself says it happened the way charlie says, he's a liar.


Actually, unless she says that it DIDN'T happen that way, this is the truth. LOL

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Hey to say, but the Sheenster is spot on with this story. How do I know? I was there drinking coffee with Chaz the day Kelly pulled a pair of pants off of the bathroom counter. Charlie was living in a condo at the time right off of Cross Creek, just North of the Malibu courthouse. The Sheriff was at Sheen's condo in minutes and yes, a young Chaz knew he'd be blamed. Fact is, he didn't shoot Kelly Preston as everyone keeps reporting. Period. The end!

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