Twisted star Denise Richards enjoyed some retail therapy with two of her daughters – Sam, 9, and Eloise, 2 – in Santa Monica, Calif. on Thursday (December 5). The trio – who were not joined by 8-year-old Lola – did some Christmas shopping together.
Until recently, Denise was caring for her ex-husband Charlie Sheen‘s 4-year-old sons Max and Bob while their mother, Brooke Mueller, was in rehab. But Denise was forced to give up custody of the boys after struggling to cope with their behavior following visits with their troubled mother.
And now, Denise is facing allegations of child abuse. Brooke made the call to the authorities last week claiming that Denise abused Max and Bob.
“It has been alleged that Denise not only physically abused the children, but neglected them as well,” a source close to the situation told Radar Online. “This is being taken very seriously by Denise. To say she is upset and disgusted by Brooke’s actions are an understatement.”
The source added: “Social workers might want to interview Denise’s daughters and Denise will fight that. Her daughters don’t need to be dragged into this drama. They are children who are very well cared for and loved.”
“Denise now knows definitively that she made the best decision for her family by giving up being the temporary guardian for Bob and Max,” the insider continued. “The chaos and never-ending drama that follows their lives — because of their mother — just made it impossible for Denise’s own family to exist like a normal one.”