Charlie Sheen’s British girlfriend Jess Impiazzi has finally broken her silence about their relationship and hit out at the Internet trolls who subjected her to vile online abuse after they were pictured together.
The 50-year-old HIV positive TV and film actor hung out with reality TV star Impiazzi during a recent visit to London, the Mirror reports, and the two have stayed in touch since.
However, former Ex On The Beach contestant Impiazzi revealed to the Daily Star Sunday how she was bombarded with disgusting messages after the two were spotted together, saying she was branded ‘the AIDs girl’ by Twitter trolls.
I have had tweets calling me a slag and saying ‘now you’ve got HIV’. And other people were calling me ‘AIDS Girl’. After Charlie posted a picture of us together I noticed people were writing disgusting things making fun of him having HIV. People are so naïve and stupid when it comes to things like this. They think it is OK to mock people and judge people.I had to try to rise above it. The people who go out of their way to say horrible stuff, they are the ones with the problem.
For their first date, former Two and a Half Men star Sheen reportedly treated Impiazzi to beauty treatments (because 2016) and a tour of the Jack The Ripper museum in London. The two have apparently been in contact every day since he flew back to the U.S. and Sheen has even invited the 27-year-old to stay at his LA mansion.
There are measures to be taken because of his HIV. But we’re in an age where that isn’t the end of your life. I wouldn’t rule anything out.
It’s early days. We’re getting to know each other. In a way, his HIV diagnosis means I’ll have to get to know him better before we go any further, which is a good thing.
In an interview with the Guardian last month, Sheen responded to the rumours of a relationship with Impiazzi, saying:
Do you know a Jess? She was at the launch party [for the condom] last night, and now – now all the tabloids are saying we’re together!
It’s the one time I wanted the story to be true! But I’m the fucking Aids guy, so what am I going to say? ‘Come to the hotel and have a scone? It’s shit city, man. What’s my opening line? ‘Wanna come up and risk your life?’
Credit to both Sheen and Impiazzi for treating Charlie’s HIV diagnosis with a lot more class and dignity than the majority of those on the Internet.