Charlie Sheen kept his HIV status under wraps, but everything unraveled when some former partners threatened him with lawsuits ... TMZ has learned.
As we reported, Charlie will appear on "Today" and reveal he's HIV positive. We're told he's known about his status for more than a year and he kept a lid on the information.
We're told things changed when Charlie confided in several friends he thought were confidants ... it turned out they weren't, and spread the word he was HIV positive.
That led to several of Charlie's former partners contacting him and threatening a lawsuit because they were unaware of his status when they had interaction with him. Our sources say Charlie settled several of the cases and, in return for money, got confidentiality agreements.
We're told one of the settlements occurred late last month.
We also know when people go to Charlie's house they are almost always required to sign confidentiality agreements which require anyone who might make a claim to do so in arbitration and not through the courts ... which thereby keeps things private.
Lets hear it from Witchy :
You play with fire Charlie your gonna get burned. Bet he doesn't even know how he got it or who. I'm sorry you have this but when you live the life you do what do you expect. No one is protected from that unless you protect yourself!
You don't think Charlie Sheen is the ONLY big male actor in Hollywood that is HIV+, do you?!? Charlie Sheen got caught. If you are having sex with someone, especially someone you have just met, you HAVE to assume they are HIV+. Your sexual health is your responsibility, not someone else's.
When you are rich you can do whatever you want. Except hurt other rich people , he's probably most upset that his promiscuous life is coming to an end; If he really cared about other people he would have been more honest with them and let the chips fall where they may.....
Heterosexuals are spreading HIV faster than homosexuals or even bisexuals. Heterosexuals are just as promiscuous as any homosexuals or bisexuals... at least some of the heteros that I know of. So called straight men who like to cheat on their wives/girlfriends with other men/women and not use protection is the main reason why the disease is still running rampant today.
Nuff Said .. but hey . just me and the way I roll .