Memo to Donald Trump: Don't piss off Mama Sheen or else there will be (tiger) blood.
In an email to friends obtained by Rupert Murdoch's iPad tabloid The Daily, Charlie Sheen's mother, Janet Templeton Sheen, slammed The Donald for telling the media that he warned Brooke Mueller's parents not to let their daughter marry her son because "he's a disaster."
On the contrary, notes the matriarch, if anything it's the other way around.
"THE DONALD IS SPREADING SUCH VICIOUS LIES ABOUT CHARLIE. IS THERE ANY WAY TO STOP HIM?" Janet fumed in the caps-lock missive, though it's unclear when she sent it. "BROOKE...HAD BEEN TO 13 REHABS BEFORE MEETING CHARLIE. SHE DRANK AND DRUGGED DURING PREGNANCY AND HAD SUCH A PARTY GIRL REP BEFORE SHE MET HIM."
Martin Sheen's missus for nearly 50 years was referring specifically to the caution Trump uttered after running into Brooke's mother, Moira Fiore, who's a member of the mogul's Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla. Trump repeated that same concern earlier this month a sit-down with ABC News.
"Well I know Charlie Sheen," he said. "He married Brooke, who's a member of Mar-a-Lago, the parents are members of Mar-a-Lago, and I told the parents: 'Don't let your daughter marry him. I think he's wonderful, but he's a disaster. Don't let your daughter marry him!"
Like a Tiger Mom defending her cubs, Janet set the record straight.
"DONALD HAS GONE ON NATIONAL TV TWICE TO SAY CHARLIE BROUGHT HER INTO THIS SCENE," she noted. "ACTUALLY, HE HAD BEEN SOBER FOR SOME TIME BEFORE HE HAD MET HER AND WE WERE CONVINCED THAT SHE WOULD BE HIS DOWNFALL. SHE IS ONLY HAPPY WHEN SHE KNOWS HE IS IN TROUBLE OR MISERABLE. SHE IS SO VERY SICK."
Not so, according to Brooke's mother, who has been helping take care of the pair's two-year-old twin boys, Bob and Max, ever since Sheen went rogue earlier this month and her daughter started a sober-living program.
"[Janet's email was] definitely from a scared mother who is very angry and is trying to blame everyone other than the one responsible for his own actions," Moira told The Daily. "That's just despicable how she can think her daughter-in-law can force her son to drink or do drugs. How outrageous!"
Considering Brooke's in rehab, that's chutzpah. In any case, the estranged couple are said to have reached a private custody agreement despite lingering questions over Sheen's recent "winning" behavior.
The latter is something Janet Sheen is keenly aware of, hence she issued her own caution to Trump.
The billionaire businessman and potential Republican presidential candidate, she said, "NEEDS TO STOP" shooting his mouth off about the matter as "CHARLIE HAS DONE ENOUGH DAMAGE TO HIMSELF AND NEEDS NO ONE KICKING HIM WHEN HE'S DOWN."
It looks like perhaps The Apprentice boss just may be heeding Janet's advice and keeping his trap shut lest he be raked over the coals again (a far different roast than the one Comedy Central just threw for him).
In a statement to E! News about the accusation of meddling, Trump was nothing but complimentary to the estranged couple.
"Brooke is a lovely young woman and Charlie is a wonderful guy. I know and like them both," he said.
Well, that'll make Mom feel better!
—Additional Reporting by Ashley Fultz