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While Brooke Mueller was utterly wasted on Christmas Eve, when she was allegedly attacked by Charlie Sheen, the actor was also far from sober.

For someone that’s battled substance abuse for years, this development is weighing on the sitcom star, a friend tells People.

“He let himself down by drinking,” the source said, adding that “[Charlie] has two little boys and he does not want to get divorced again.”

The latest indications are that Mueller feels the same way. Her lawyer says Brooke wants to save her marriage and move on from this well-publicized, terrible incident.

Sheen and Richards
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But what about the fact that Sheen reportedly went after his wife with a weapon? His friend offers the following, questionable defense:

“Did he have a knife with him? Yes. It’s a pocketknife that his dad gave him 22 years ago, which he always carries. It’s not like he got a kitchen knife and went after her.”

Hear that, police?!? It’s not a crime if the knife you use against your partner is a family heirloom that’s always on your person, right?