She voiced her concerns about her one-time co-star's HIV diagnosis on her Dirty Sexy Funny radio show, but Jenny McCarthy's words are now being slammed by Charlie Sheen's manager.
New Details Emerge About Charlie Sheen's Secrets During HIV DIagnosis
McCarthy took to her radio show one day after Sheen's landmark announcement on The TODAY Show, where she lambasted the fact that she was never told of her one-time Two and a Half Men co-star's illness. However, manager Mark Burg is now saying that Sheen's diagnosis came long after he left the show and worked with McCarthy.
"Charlie was infected long after he left Two and a Half Men and long after he worked with Jenny," Burg said in an exclusive statement to People Magazine.
On her show, McCarthy expressed concerns that there was a double standard when it came to filming the show, where she played Sheen's love interest for eight episodes between 2007-2011.
"I don't even know how to feel about that," she said. "I'm like, 'Wait a second. If I have to be upfront about a herpe, how could you not be upfront about HIV?'"
"I look back and I'm like, 'Okay, that would have been valuable information.' Look how many people have played his love interest on the show," she continued. "I mean, not that you can obviously get it through kissing, but still that's a big deal."
She also said that now when she looks back, it does make her feel a little differently about her time on the show, though she does still feel sympathetic for the actor and what he's going through.
"Playing his love interest on the show, even back in the day, I go 'Ick! That's not fair. It's scary,'" she said. "I have sympathy for him because, you know, he's sick and it's awful, but man he's going to have some major accountability with many people in his life."
Sheen maintains he has been living with the secret for four years, and hinted that his rant which led to his eventually being fired from Two and a Half Men was something that occurred as a direct result of his reaction to the diagnosis.