Charlie Sheen said Wednesday that after his two young sons were removed from his house overnight, he's "very calm and focused" but ready to fight to get them back.
Interviewed live on NBC's Today show, Sheen said the nearly two-year-old twins, Bob and Max, were removed Tuesday night after a court order was granted to his estranged wife, Brooke Mueller, who is their mother.
Mueller is claiming the youngsters shouldn't be raised in that environment, where Sheen lives with his two "goddess" girlfriends and where partying that Sheen has described as "epic" has taken place.
The star of CBS' Two and a Half Men appealed on camera to Mueller "to reach out to me" to discuss the situation. He said he doesn't know where the boys were taken.
Mueller obtained a restraining order to keep the actor away from her and their sons because she said she was afraid of threatening statements Sheen had made.
She told the court in a filing that Sheen had also refused to return the boys to her. The order, filed Tuesday and obtained by The Associated Press, requires Sheen to stay 100 yards away from Mueller and their sons.
"I am in great fear that he will find me and attack me and I am in great fear for the children's safety while in his care," Mueller wrote.
Caught by surprise
Moments after the Today interview on Wednesday, Sheen told reporters outside his Los Angeles home that the legal move caught him by surprise.
"It came out of the bleachers, actually," he said.
"Yeah, I was told a restraining order was being delivered and I thought, 'OK, I can deal with that.' And it was revealed that it was something much more serious."
Asked why Mueller got the court order, he replied, "It's just silly. I think she's latching on to some of this recent press."
Los Angeles police media relations Officer Cleon Joseph confirmed the Sheen kids were taken away.
"Last night police did respond based on the court order and the kids were taken," he said. The officer furnished no more details.