Charlie Sheen has lost his battle to get custody of his two-year-old sons Bob and Max. A Los Angeles judge ruled that the actor's estranged wife Brooke Mueller should maintain legal and physical custody of the twin boys, despite a rumored drug relapse. Sheen had been seeking temporary custody of the boys following reports that Mueller had returned to rehab after a week of alleged substance abuse. Apparently Mueller refused to take a drug test recently. As part of their previous custody arrangement, Sheen and Mueller had agreed to be drug tested randomly three times a month. While Mueller undergoes drug treatment at an undisclosed rehab facility, her mother Moira Fiore, will provide primary care for the boys.
Sheen left court flanked by security and immediately headed to Washington, DC, for a performance of his Violent Torpedo of Truth stage show. Attorneys for both sides refused to divulge details of the hearing.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Hank Goldberg had earlier sealed the hearing at the request of Mueller's attorney, saying it was 'in the best interest of the children' because of 'questions of abuse and other inflammatory and emotional issues.' The judge was aware that Mueller had relapsed into drug use but was equally disturbed by Sheen's past substance abuse and the fact that he bragged about it. The judge ruled that they will continue to share custody under their existing agreement.