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Charlie Sheen's manager responds to Jenny McCarthy's complaint about not disclosing HIV status

Charlie Sheen's manager has responded to actress Jenny

Charlie Sheen's manager has responded to actress Jenny McCarthy's complaint about Sheen not disclosing his HIV status when she guest-starred on his show "Two and a Half Men," by saying there was nothing to disclose. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Jason Merritt

Charlie Sheen's manager has responded to actress Jenny McCarthy's complaint about Sheen not disclosing his HIV status when she guest-starred on his show "Two and a Half Men," by saying there was nothing to disclose.

Mark Burg told People magazine, "Charlie was infected long after he left 'Two and a Half Men' and long after he worked with Jenny," who played love-interest Courtney on eight episodes that aired from November 2007 to October 2011. In an open letter that Sheen, 50, released following his announcement on the "Today" show Tuesday that he is HIV positive, the actor said he was diagnosed with the virus "roughly four years ago."

On her SiriusXM radio show "Dirty, Sexy, Funny" on Wednesday, McCarthy, 43, married just over a year to singer-actor Donnie Wahlberg, said: "In the acting world . . . before we do a job, we have to sign a piece of paper that asks, 'Do you have cold sores?' " and that if one answers affirmatively "you have to show the medication. . . . Now, being on 'Two and a Half Men' . . . and playing a love interest, you would think that there would be some type of, I don't want to say, not criminal issue, but, what -- I don't even know how to feel about that."

"I'm like, wait a second, if I have to be up front about a herpe[s infection], how could you not be up front about HIV? . . . I look back and I'm like, OK, that would have been some valuable information. Look how many people have played his love interest on the show. Not that you can, obviously, get [HIV] through kissing, but still, that's a big deal."

The actress felt the need to clarify herself on Twitter Thursday.

"The point I raised about Charlie Sheen on my Sirius radio show," she tweeted, "had nothing to do with whether or not I think he put me at risk."

McCarthy continued, "Yet an actor who interacts physically with dozens of actresses in intimate scenes, is not required to disclose that he has HIV? I am very aware that HIV is not spread through kissing, but I also believe that if an actress has to disclose all of her business before kissing a male costar, that actor should be required to disclose something [as] major as an HIV infection too."

"His disclosures in his personal life are none of my business, and are for him to reconcile with the people he interacted with privately. I am not one of them," McCarthy wrote.

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