Sheen withdraws lawsuit over NY hotel incident

By the Associated Press | August 2, 2011 | 9:59 PM EDT

In this Nov. 22, 2010 publicity image released by ABC, Capri Anderson, the woman who was found locked in a bathroom of actor Charlie Sheen's hotel room on Oct. 25, 2010 is shown during an interview on "Good Morning America," in New York. A lawsuit filed by Charlie Sheen against Capri Anderson claiming she tried to extort him after he trashed a New York hotel room has been dismissed at the actor's request. (AP Photo/ABC, Heidi Gutman)

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Court records show a judge has granted Charlie Sheen's request to dismiss a lawsuit filed against a woman who locked herself in the bathroom of an upscale New York hotel room that the actor left in tatters.

Sheen claimed Capri Anderson locked herself in the bathroom of the Plaza Hotel because she had taken one of his watches valued at $165,000. His lawsuit sought reimbursement.

Anderson told police the actor put his hands around her throat during the raucous evening in late October, but she managed to slip away.

Sheen sued Anderson for attempted extortion in November after she recounted her version of events on "Good Morning America."

Court records show Sheen's attorney were granted a dismissal of the case without prejudice on Friday, which means the actor could re-file.