Rumours have been swirling for weeks, and this morning actor Charlie Sheen sat down with The Today Show’s Matt Lauer and confirmed that he is indeed HIV positive.
The actor and father of 5 revealed that the reasoning behind his confession on national television was an attempt to put to an end the extortion by those in his inner circle who knew of his diagnosis as well as the endless rumours.
"I have to put a stop to this onslaught, this barrage of attacks and of sub-truths and very harmful and mercurial stories that are about me, that threaten the health of so many others that couldn't be further from the truth."
After paying what he says is now in 'the millions' in hush money to those he thought he could trust, he said that these people didn't understand that they weren't just taking money from him.
"What people forget is that its money taken from my children."
"I trusted them and they were deep in my inner circle, and I thought they could be helpful," he said. Instead, "my trust turned to their treason."