Washington, June 19 : Charlie Sheen has issued an apology for using a racial slur in a voice mail to his ex-wife Denise Richards.
In a statement the actor apologised for "my choice of words," particularly his racist slur, naming his friend Tony Todd, an African-American, "who was my best man at my first two weddings".
In the 2005 voicemails, which are making rounds in the internet circles, an angry Sheen is vehemently calling his former wife's "lawyer bulls**t" while they were embroiled in a divorce battle.
"I guess I should just get used to the fact that... you fire off your nonsense and your lawyer bulls**t and your f**king e-mails and then you don't answer the phone. I'm just really f**king mad and you owe me a phone call... If I did the same s**t to you, you'd be f**king furious," Contactmusic quoted him, as ranting in the voicemails.
In another voicemail, dated 19 April that year, Sheen is shouting: "I hope you rot in f**king hell. You're a piece of s**t, f**king liar... I hope I never f**king talk to you again you f**king c**t. You're a coward and a liar and a f**king n**ger."
However, in his apology he has taken fresh jives at his ex saying: "For the record, my children did not show up today for a custodial visit without explanation."
"So three and one half years later, the reasons that caused the anger and frustration displayed on that voicemail continue to be manifested on a daily basis."
It was in 2006, that Sheen and Richards got divorced and since then they have been embroiled in a bitter dispute over custody of their two daughters, Sam, 3, and Lola, 2.