The legal battle between Charlie Sheen and his ex-fiancee took another twist Friday when she obtained a temporary restraining order against the star.
The action comes two days after Los Angeles Police Department officials confirmed Wednesday that Sheen was under investigation for an alleged threat he made against her.
David Ring, an attorney for Scottine Ross, the ex-fiancee, said she reported the threat by the actor to the LAPD.
Ring said Ross heard a recording on the tabloid site RadarOnline in which a voice she believed to be Sheen's said he'd rather pay someone $20,000 to kick Ross in the head than settle her lawsuit against the actor.
"Fearing for her safety, the LAPD was contacted, and she got a protective order to keep Sheen away," Ring said. "She knows what he is capable of … she was scared for her life."
According to the Associated Press, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge approved the stay-away order after Ross cited the alleged threat and other issues.
Ross, a onetime porn star, sued Sheen in December, alleging assault, battery, false imprisonment, negligence and intentional infliction of emotional distress for failing to disclose he was HIV-positive and placing her at risk.
She accused the TV star of abusing her physically and emotionally while he used drugs and alcohol, as well as negligently exposing her to HIV after he was infected.
Ross claims in the lawsuit that on various occasions, Sheen held an unloaded gun to her head during a car ride and repeatedly pulled the trigger.
Sheen's attorney adamantly denied any violence by the actor.
"He never kicked, choked, dragged, shook, or struck [her] and he never threatened to kill her or forced her to have an abortion, as she wildly alleges," Martin D. Singer wrote in court documents. In fact, he claims she assaulted him.