Charlie Sheen: ‘I Should Have Only Given Lindsay Lohan $50,000′

Charlie Sheen: 'I Should Have Only Given Lindsay Lohan $50,000'

Last year Charlie Sheen gave Lindsay Lohan $100,000 and while it was reported he did it to bail her out of her tax problems, he says that’s not the case.

Sheen became friends with LiLo when they worked together on Scary Movie 5 and sent her the cash around the same time the actress was hit with a massive $233,000 tax bill.

Appearing on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno this week, Charlie explained what the real reason was for him giving her the money.

“They offered me a decent amount of cash to do Scary Five as a cameo,” he told the host. “Then they said they’re going to hire Lindsay. I thought fabulous.

“They took half my money to give to her and she didn’t get it all. And when I found this out I said, ‘You got shorted a hundred grand’ so I gave it to her.

“I didn’t know it was for taxes,” admits Charlie, before adding: “If I’d have known that I’d have given her half.”

However, Sheen is a fan of the Liz & Dick actress and thinks she’ll overcome her recent problems.

“She’s terrific,” he said in praise of his co-star. “I mean she’s going through a lot of stuff.

“She’s smart and super fabulous and I think will come out on top eventually, you know.”

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