LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The mayor of the city of Los Angeles on Tuesday refused any further comment on his interaction with actor Charlie Sheen during a recent trip to Mexico.
KNX 1070’s John Brooks reports Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa signaled he was ready to move on to more important issues after a photo of him and Sheen together surfaced on social networking sites.
The “Anger Management” actor had posted the photo on Twitter after Sheen claimed he and Villaraigosa had spent time together at the Hotel El Ganzo in Cabo San Lucas on Dec. 29.
While Villaraigosa said he spent just a few minutes with the actor, Sheen insisted the two were partying in a hotel suite with drinks and women for at least a couple of hours.
Sheen, however, said his version of events was misunderstood.
In a statement released through a spokesman, Sheen said, in part, “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.”
At a ceremony on Tuesday commemorate a milestone in the framing of The Broad Museum on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles, Villaraigosa was pressed for details about his interaction with Sheen.
“I said what I’m gonna say about it, it’s as simple as that,” he said, adding he was on vacation during his time in Cabo.
A successor for Villaraigosa, who defeated incumbent James Hahn in 2005 and was reelected in 2009, will be sworn in on July 1.