Charlie Sheen's uncle claims Brooke Mueller has overreacted following the actor's alleged assault on her. Joe Estevez - brother of Charlie's father Martin Sheen - says the 'Two and a Half Men' star's spouse is a "drama queen" and thinks she has exaggerated about what happened between the pair on Christmas Day.

He said: "There's just as much chance of her being a drama queen as of what she's saying being true. Maybe he was angry - maybe that's true and maybe it was an embellishment. Let's give the couple the benefit of the doubt. I think it's much ado about nothing… If they were any other couple in the world, it would be gone and forgotten. Because it was Charlie and Brooke, they're taking it to the max."

Charlie - who has nine-month-old twin sons, Bob and Max, with Brooke - was arrested on Christmas Day after Brooke called the police claiming he had attacked her with a knife.

He was later released on bail and is set to appear in court next month. Charlie, 44, has now returned to work to continue shooting 'Two and a Half Men' and Joe says his nephew is just focusing on that.

Joe - who has never met Brooke and hasn't spoken to Charlie for months - told E! news: "He's not crying to anyone; he's sucking it up. I understand he's back at work today. First day back... doing his job, not complaining, not crying to the press. He's just being a man about it."

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