Just hours after millions of people tuned in to watch ABC’s “20/20″ special, “Charlie Sheen In His Own Words,” police arrived at the actor’s home to take his twin sons away.
A judge temporarily stripped Charlie Sheen of custody of his twin sons Tuesday, after Brooke Mueller submitted a declaration in which she alleged Charlie said, “I will cut your head off, put it in a box and send it to your mom” …
Brooke’s lawyer got a temporary restraining order against Charlie, prohibiting him from going near her. The judge also ordered Charlie to surrender their twin boys — Bob and Max — to Brooke while the TRO remains in effect.
Police removed the twins from Charlie’s house late Tuesday.
According to legal docs, Brooke also claims … on February 23 Charlie threw a phone inside his house and then with a penknife in hand, threatened to stick it in Brooke’s eye.
Today’s hearing was held without notice to Charlie — his lawyers were not present.
Brooke’s lawyer confessed to the court … Brooke is currently in a “day treatment” facility for substance abuse. She says she will see the kids for around 4 hours a day while the TRO is in effect and her mom will provide care for the rest of the day.
Sources tell TMZ Charlie’s team is furious that the order was issued and plans to go to court tomorrow in an attempt to undo it.
Those poor kids. Mama is in rehab and Daddy is off his dang rocker.
RadarOnline claims to have caught Sheen on camera handing the twin boys over to police.
Sheen denied the allegation this morning on NBC’s “Today Show,” adding that he did not where his twin boys were taken.
“At this moment on live television, I do not know where my children are but I’m not panicking,” Sheen said. “I’ve professed in … the last few days to not deal and come from a place of panic, ego, emotion any of that. I stayed very calm and focused.”
Sheen addressed Mueller, asking her to call him.
“Brooke, I’m sorry that you felt this had to be done in this way. … I think the cooler, smarter, leveler heads can prevail and I urge you to reach out to me immediately, if not sooner, and tell me where our sons are,” he told NBC News.
Sheen, who joined Twitter yesterday also tweeted the following messages about his sons: