Los Angeles News
Sheen Apologizes For LA Mayor Remarks
By Ivetta Babadjanian
Jan 8, 2013 - 7:39:31 PM
LOS ANGELES—Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa refused to make any additional comments on Tuesday, January 8, regarding his interaction with actor Charlie Sheen during his recent trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
Charlie Sheen and LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Photo courtesy of Twitter.
Sheen posted a photo of himself last month with his arm draped around Villaraigosa on his Twitter and Instagram, stating in his caption that the mayor "knows how to party." Villaraigosa claimed the interaction was brief, as they bumped into each other and conversed for a few minutes. In addition, he stated that he asked Sheen to refrain from posting any photos onto the internet.
On Tuesday, Sheen countered the mayor's statement by indicating that their interaction was not brief. He said that they spent over two hours together in a hotel suite where they partied with drinks and women at Hotel El Ganzo on December 29.
In a statement released by a spokesman, Sheen said his version of events was misunderstood by the public. “Mayor Villaraigosa was gracious enough to take a photo with me while we are at the same event. The mayor spoke to many other people during the opening, as well as I did. I am a giant fan of the mayor’s, and apologize if any of my words have been misconstrued.”
During a news conference for Eli Broad's new art museum, The Broad Museum on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles, the mayor's vacation in Cabo was mentioned. Reporters asked questions such as “Can you just set the record straight for us?” “What was it? Two hours or three minutes?” “Does what happens in Cabo stay in Cabo?”
The mayor did not give any additional information and merely stated, “I’ve said what I’m going to say on that, everybody. You had fun. Let’s talk about the important things, like a thousand jobs today.”
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