Sheen-Richards Scandal Welcomes Its First Dead Porn Star

As outrageous details continue to trickle in about the Charlie Sheen-Denise Richards divorce scandal—effectively upgrading it from celebrity "dirt" to "Satan's fly-covered feces"—it struck us that the only missing elements from the sordid tale were a porn star corpse and the looming spectre of O.J. Simpson. Well, check and check, according to Rush and Molloy:

In a bombshell sworn declaration, ex-Bond Girl Richards says she flat-out asked Sheen, 40, if he had anything to do with sex star Chloe Jones' death — and he didn't deny it.

"He said that he had 'no comment,'" Richards states in her papers. "This scared me. [Sheen] threatened me again 'that if I do not agree with his request for joint custody, that I would never make it to court.'"

In March 2005, the 32-DD Jones, 29, sold a story to The National Enquirer, claiming Sheen paid her $15,000 for sex. Shortly after the story hit, Richards, 35, who was pregnant with the couple's second child at the time, filed for divorce.

On June 4, 2005, Jones was found dead in her bed in Houston home. The Daily News has learned the Harris County, Tex., coroner later ruled the death an "accidental" overdose of prescription drugs. [...]

The "Wild Things" actress also claims Sheen frightened her with grisly photos of O.J. Simpson's slain wife, Nicole Brown Simpson. Richards also provided the court with transcripts of six F-word-laced phone messages from Sheen in which he referred to her as a "pregnant c—."

Hiring a porn star to sleep with you for $15,000 is a far cry from having a hand in her OD death, though there's a twisted perversity in using its convenient happenstance to imply the seriousness of your threats against your wife's life—not to mention underscoring your point with helpful "this is what a murdered wife looks like" visual aides. As Goldenfiddle notes, the next episode of Two and a Half Men is appropriately titled "And the Plot Moistens."