PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Woman in Sheen's hotel room to sue

Woman in Sheen’s hotel room to sue

NEW YORK — Aftershocks continue from Charlie Sheen’s stormy night last month in a Manhattan hotel.

Capri Anderson, the woman who was found locked in the bathroom of his suite, said she’s suing the actor for battery and false imprisonment, and plans to file a criminal report with New York City police.

Appearing on ABC’s ‘‘Good Morning America’’ on Monday, the adult-film actress said Sheen yelled racial slurs, threw a lamp at her and grabbed her by the throat.

The 45-year-old actor was briefly hospitalized after security at the Plaza Hotel reported he was disorderly and had broken furniture in his room. The ‘‘Two and a Half Men’’ star voluntarily went with authorities for a psychiatric evaluation. He was released from the hospital the same day. His publicist, Stan Rosenfield, said at the time that Sheen had an adverse reaction to medication.

T.I. says drug problem started with prescriptions

NEW YORK — T.I. says his drug problem started when he received prescriptions for Oxycontin and hydrocodone after a series of dental surgeries this year.

‘‘After the pain went away, I kept taking it. I had like five, six prescriptions. So, I had, like 80 pills. Everybody else might drink or smoke a blunt; I took a pain pill,’’ the 30-year-old says in an interview win the December issue of Vibe magazine.

T.I. said he is now clean and sober, thanks in part to his September arrest in Los Angeles. Police found ecstasy pills on him, and while the case was eventually dropped, a judge found him in violation of his probation stemming from a 366-day prison stint for trying to buy illegal guns and sentenced him to 11 months in jail.

Mel Gibson returns to court for custody fight

LOS ANGELES — Mel Gibson is back in a Los Angeles courtroom to resume his custody fight with ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva.

The Academy Award winner sat quietly in a courtroom across from Grigorieva, a Russian musician, before Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon began a closed hearing on Monday.