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Charlie Sheen reveals he is HIV-positive. (Screengrab: Today Show)
Los Angeles – Charlie Sheen allegedly told one of his former lovers his HIV-positive diagnosis is “none of your business” after they had “sex without the condom”.
The 50-year-old actor revealed his condition to the world last November, but according to a 35-minute audio recording uncovered by The National Enquirer and provided to Radar Online, one the star’s ex-lovers has claimed the former Two and a Half Men star initially told her he was “not infected”.
On the tape, the woman who recorded the conversation says: “Why did you tell me you were not infected?”
The guy, who the publication claims is Charlie, then replies: “Because it’s none of your fucking business, OK.”
The woman then responds: “But if I wanted to have sex without a condom … it’s my right to know.”
He then answered: “You shouldn’t want to.”
What’s more, he admits on the tape that they had “sex without the condom” and after informing the woman about his diagnosis he says: “I was noble enough to tell you.”
However, these claims do not match up with some of what Charlie told the world when he revealed he was HIV-positive in an interview on the Today show in November, and the tapes were reportedly recorded after that public TV revelation.
During the interview with the NBC show’s host Matt Lauer, the journalist asked Charlie: “Have you had unprotected sex on any occasion since your diagnosis?”
Charlie replied: “Yes, but the two people that I did that with were under the care of my doctor and they were completely warned ahead of time.”
Matt then asked: “Have you since the time of your diagnosis told every one of your sexual partners before you had a sexual encounter that you were HIV-positive?”
Charlie replied: “Yes, I have.”
Matt said: “No exception?”
Charlie added: “No exceptions.”