Denise Richards is "simply being greedy" by filing a lawsuit against Charlie Sheen, according to the actor's attorney.
Richards launched a $1.2 million legal battle with her ex-husband on Thursday (21Jan16), accusing him of breaking his promise to financially support their two daughters - Sam and Lola.
However, Sheen's lawyer Marty Singer is adamant the legal action is about "nothing more than money, money, money".
"Denise Richards is not satisfied that she has received $660,000 tax free each year for almost 10 years," he adds. "It is not enough money for her, besides the approximate $10 million she has received from Charlie under her short marriage."
According to legal documents obtained by editors at People.com, Richards is seeking the million dollar figure to purchase a new home. She claims Sheen promised to provide her and their daughters with housing, but allegedly evicted them from a property he had bought for them.
Richards' lawyer Patty Glaser tells People.com that Singer's comments are "inappropriate".
"Not only are Mr. Singer's comments about Ms. Richards blatantly inaccurate, they're also inappropriate, and unprofessional," Glaser says. "Ms. Richards is doing everything she can to protect her children from the fallout of Mr. Sheen's erratic lifestyle and its enormously negative impact on their children."
Singer responds, "I've been representing Charlie for more than 20 years. Patty is just the latest in a long string of lawyers who Denise has hired to squeeze as much money as she can out of Charlie. This motion has nothing do with their children. Denise is simply being greedy... She's asking Charlie to pay her more money so she can buy a second home because one $7 million home isn't enough for her."
Richards broke her silence on the lawsuit on Friday (22Jan16), and insisting the money she is seeking is for her daughters. "Marty Singer u (sic) being the trustee should support a mom fighting to keep it intact for the children. It's their money, not mine or your client," she posted on Twitter.com.