mackwhite wrote:barracuda wrote:Let's just not confuse what Donner has said with research or reporting.
For example, what is the source of his idea that art world money comes into play here?
For that matter, what is your source that Sheen was drunk at the time of the police report? Me?
Substitute “angry” for “drunk” if you prefer. I’m sure Mr. Sheen was the very model of sobriety on the night in question.
There's nothing in the police report to warrant your implication though. My point was that you seem to have no trouble grabbing onto my statement about to "a drunken domestic dispute" without noting that the only reference to drinking issues in the report concerned the habits of Ms. Mueller, not Charlie Sheen.
Forget Donner—the one I’d really like to ask about the art crime angle would be the PI interviewed on CBS.
You mean self-described Chasen "acquaintance" and all-purpose self-promotional quote-machine John Nazarian, who used to be a cop though not a detective, and who now literally digs up dirt for divorce cases as a Hollywood PI?
Let's review what he said, shall we?
- Nazarian said he's received tips that the case could involve money laundering or the legitimacy of some artwork.
He said, "Over the last couple of weeks we've gotten little tidbits of information, but I'm not sure whether that issue of money laundering and the artwork was involving her or one of her clients. It's not clear to me as to what those facts are."
Given his opening quote in the same story...
- On "The Early Show on Saturday Morning," John Nazarian, a private investigator in Beverly Hills and acquaintance of Ronni Chasen's, said Harold Martin Smith could possibly be involved in Chasen's death - or not.
He said, "You know, like everything else involving this case, who knows? Is it possible? Sure. But, when you look at the character of this gentleman, it would seem to me that he just talked a great deal and was making himself sound like he was far more important than he really was. And, unbeknownst to him, he's standing there when two police officers, or how ever many were there show up, and he's realizing, he didn't kill anybody, but he now has a gun in his pocket and he's also made it very clear he was not going to go back to prison. He had done some time in prison and this could be a third strike here in California. And, quite frankly, he knew that when he was searched, the cops were going to find the gun. And he just took -- he literally checked out. He shot himself and killed himself."
...I very much doubt that he knows more than he's saying.
But then, if he told me he’d probably have to kill me. I'm not that curious ...
I don't think he's really all that much of a tough guy. He just plays one on TV.