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Actor Charlie Sheen speaks to media on the red carpet at the Joe Carter Classic After-Party in Toronto on Wednesday August 15, 2012. (Aaron Vincent Elkaim/THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Actor Charlie Sheen speaks to media on the red carpet at the Joe Carter Classic After-Party in Toronto on Wednesday August 15, 2012. (Aaron Vincent Elkaim/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Charlie Sheen shows his softer, charitable side Add to ...

Thanks to his epic scandal, we all know that Charlie Sheen likes a good old-fashioned bacchanalia filled with cocaine and porn stars. And now we know this about the man, too: Wherever his late-night antics have taken him – shudder to think – his heart’s in a good place.

The 47-year-old actor was talking to a cop from Hermosa Beach, Calif., who told Sheen about a fellow officer whose 10-year-old daughter is fighting childhood rhabdomyosarcoma, a cancer that forms in muscle tissue and is treated with surgery, chemo and radiation therapy.

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“No parent should have to watch their kid go through that,” Sheen said to the officer, according to TMZ. The Anger Management star then contributed to a fund started to help the little girl, writing a cheque for $75,000 to the Hermosa Beach Police Association.

This piece of celebrity do-goodery comes on the heels of another charitable donation – the star, who has an estimated net worth of $84-million, recently gave Lindsay Lohan $100,000 to help her pay off her tax bill, for which, he’s pointed out, she hasn’t even said thank you. Maybe Lilo – and I can’t believe I’m saying this – should take a page from Charlie Sheen’s playbook and take the high road.

 

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