Sheen sues woman in hotel incident for extortion

Capri Anderson prior to her interview Monday morning on ABC's "Good Morning America."

November 22, 2010 6:59:52 PM PST
Charlie Sheen is striking back at a woman who accused him of abuse in a nationally televised interview, by suing her for extortion.

The actor is suing Capri Anderson, who was found locked in the bathroom of his Manhattan hotel suite last month. He filed suit hours after Anderson went on ABC's "Good Morning America" and accused him of using racial slurs and grabbing her by the throat.

Sheen's lawsuit claims Anderson threatened to make false allegations about the star unless he paid her $1 million.

The suit says Anderson's allegations are false and calls them a "sensational tale."

Sheen's filing pre-empts a lawsuit Anderson said she would file against Sheen for battery and false imprisonment.

A phone message for Anderson's attorney, Keith Davidson, wasn't immediately returned.

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