Los Angeles, Nov 19 (IANS) Amanda Bruce, a nurse has confessed that she dated actor Charlie Sheen for eight months and had unprotected sex with him despite knowing he is HIV positive.
The nurse made the confession during her appearance on American television show “The Dr. Oz Show” on Wednesday, reports aceshowbiz.com.
“We were boyfriend-girlfriend for a long time,” Bruce said. While she couldn’t remember how many times she had sex with Charlie, she confessed that she was “there every day”.
She also explained that she took pre-exposure prophylaxis before they had sex, to lower her risk of HIV infection.
When the host asked if having sex with Sheen was like playing Russian Roulette, Bruce said: “I mean, if I had met him on one night, and we had decided to engage in this, I’d say, ‘That’s Russian Roulette’. The reality is, we had known each other for many months before we engaged in (sexual relations), and we were a couple, I was in love with him.”
On why she decided to engage in sexual intercourse with the HIV-positive actor, the nurse said: “We were intimate. We weren’t initially unprotected, but we became unprotected when we decided to be exclusive.”
“When you really love someone you want to get close to them. That was something I wanted to share with him.”
Following their split, the two remain close and are no longer sexually active with one another. Bruce also said that she’s HIV negative.