Actor Charlie Sheen didn't say whether his comments about Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa partying with him in Baja for two hours and being able to "drink with the best of 'em" were untrue — but late this afternoon Sheen did apologize "if any of my words have been misconstrued.” Those words, quoted earlier in the day on TMZ, put Villaraigosa in Sheen's party suite in San Jose del Cabo, seeming to pointedly contradict the mayor's insistence that he only bumped into Sheen by coincidence for a couple of minutes. Sheen bragged there was "at least one porn star" in the hotel suite.
Sheen on TMZ this morning:
"I memorize 95 pages a week, so the last thing that I am is memory challenged. We hung out for the better part of 2 hours, discussing his L.A. roots, his poignant bullet campaign as well as his 3 AM lawn-watering tactics."
Charlie continues, "He's a terrific guy, a great Mayor and he can drink with the best of 'em: Me. Quite a memorable night indeed."
After that caused reporters to once against seek out the mayor to ask about his vacation in Mexico, Sheen put out an addendum through spokesman Larry Solters.
“The mayor was visiting friends in San Jose del Cabo, who were at the opening of the El Ganzo hotel and bar where my share of the ownership is 100% committed to the Los Cabos Children’s Foundation,” Sheen said.
“Mayor Villaraigosa was gracious enough to take a photo with me while we are at the same event. The mayor spoke to many other people during the opening, as well as I did. I am a giant fan of the mayor’s, and apologize if any of my words have been misconstrued.”
Nice touch, working in the charity's name. On NBC 4's News Conference on Sunday, Villaraigosa had told host Conan Nolan that the photo Sheen tweeted from Baja California represented a momentary, and coincidental, crossing of paths.
The mayor says that he was in Cabo San Lucas on vacation, he bumped into Sheen in the hotel where the actor was opening a new bar, and that Sheen asked to take a photo. "I'm in the picture taking business," Villaraigosa said. "I've never said no to anyone that wants to take a picture...I was on vacation. I deserve a vacation from time to time."
The mayor also dropped in a jab at media outlets that quote the dreaded TMZ. He had nothing more to say about the subject on Tuesday.