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Charlie Sheen Gets Controversial Cash Infusion To Combat Money Problems

The former TV star has had trouble covering child support payments.

Charlie Sheen gets by with a little help from his friends — or, rather, one pal in particular!

Fame has learned the actor, 53, has found a benefactor to help him handle the dire financial crisis he’s been dealing with since last year, when he couldn’t afford $75,000 in monthly child support payments.

Longtime producer and nightclub owner Elie Samaha has stepped in to infuse the cash-strapped star with enough money to keep his seven-bedroom, seven-bathroom Beverly Hills mansion from going into foreclosure.

“Charlie and Elie go way back,” explains our insider. “It’s easy to hang around during the good years — it’s another to stick around for the lean years.” The two even discussed the possibility of Charlie hosting a live podcast that could potentially revive his career!

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