Charlie Sheen Responds After 'Punky Brewster' Star Says He Was Her First 'Consensual Sexual Experience' At 18
Actress Soleil Moon Frye revealed she had her "first consensual sexual experience" with former Two and a Half Men star Charlie Sheen when she was 18.
Frye, who is now 44, was best known for starring as the eponymous character from the 80's sitcom Punky Brewster.
In the Hulu documentary Kid 90—which chronicles her adolescent life after Punky Brewster through personal video recordings and diaries—she read aloud her secret revelation about Sheen written from her journal entry dating back to December 18, 1994.
Sheen responded with nothing but positive words for Frye.
The 55-year-old actor exclusively told Us Weekly "She's a good egg."
"I wish Soleil well in this resurgence of hers."
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In Kid 90, Frye said she was 18 when she was with Sheen, who was then 29-years-old.
She described him as "so kind and loving" and likened her relationship with him to that of the character Carrie Bradshaw from Sex & the City getting together with her paramour, "Mr. Big."
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"He's somebody I've had a crush on for years," Frye said of Sheen in her coming-of-age documentary.
"He's a person that intrigues me and excites me."
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After wishing her well, Sheen said he has yet to watch her documentary and told Us Weekly:
"It's on my list to watch and very near the top."
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Frye expanded on her romantic relationship with the actor—who was notorious for his bad-boy Hollywood image—telling USA Today:
"He was really kind to me, and I can only speak to my experience and my story with him."
"In opening the diaries and reading back the diary entries, it was very sweet, and he had been really kind to me and treated me really beautifully."
"And for all these years afterward, in some of the most pivotal moments in my life, has checked in and [lent] his support."
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The documentary also covered her experiences of unwanted attention from men who treated her "more like a woman and not a 13-year-old" due to her E cup chest size prior to her breast reduction at 15.
Frye was motivated to share her struggles with her rapid development as a young teen to add to the discourse of young girls being sexualized today.
"It's so fascinating because watching back the tapes and seeing the 12-year-old little girl in me who was going to summer camp and wanting to be a kid and then having guys stare at my breasts, and the objectification that was going on around me, and then seeing how relevant it is to today and the way in which young people are objectified, and it's under such a magnifying glass now of filters and social media, I really think to myself, 'Wow, we have to really have this conversation and start talking about it more.'"
Frye said she no longer considered herself a virgin at 18.
She was sexually assaulted by an unnamed man when she was 17-years-old.
Frye wrote about the assault in another journal entry, saying:
"He asked if I'd say that he had raped me, but I wouldn't. I was also to blame for my forwardness."
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After processing the traumatic experience decades later, the actress told the Los Angeles Times:
"Only now do I know what [the date rape drug] GHB is. I'd just pushed that all down, and I don't think I ever thought I would really share or confront it."
"But I wanted to find forgiveness — both for the people involved and for the little girl who felt in some way responsible for any shame or pain."
Frye can also be seen in the Punky Brewster reboot airing on Peacock streaming service.