In 1996, another porn star became the object of Sheen’s affection. He briefly dated then-25-year-old Brittany Ashland, but she didn’t have the same kind words that fellow adult-film actresses Lynn or Hunter did. On Feb. 6, 1997, Ashland filed a
against Sheen claiming that he grabbed her by the hair and slammed her onto the marble floor of his California home, knocking her unconscious and splitting her lip open, requiring several stitches on Dec. 20, 1996. She also alleged that Sheen threatened to kill her if she said a word about the incident. “Rarely do celebrity men take responsibility for their actors,” Ashland’s lawyer, Gloria Allred, told
. But the actor eventually pleaded no contest to
misdemeanor battery charges
and was sentenced to a one-year suspended prison term and two years probation and ordered to pay $2,800, perform 300 hours of community service, and attend eight counseling sessions. At his sentencing, Sheen reportedly told the judge, "I feel this is very fair, and I'm grateful… you will not see me back in this courtroom," according to the
Los Angeles Times
. Though her case was settled, Ashland recently
as a character witness against Sheen when he was charged with assaulting his most recent ex-wife Brooke Mueller on Christmas Day in 2009.