Denise Richards’ Daughter Makes ‘Abusive Household’ Allegation as Source Defends Actress’ House Rules

The 17-year-old daughter of ex-couple Denise Richards and Charlie Sheen is claiming she has moved out of a “hell house,” claiming to have been subjected to an “abusive family.”

Sami Sheen apparently stated in recent viral TikToks caught by the New York Post’s Page Six that she was “trapped in an abusive household [and] hated myself,” saying that she “would go days without eating or sleeping, insanely depressed, hated school, etc….”

“Now,” she added, “finally moved out of the hell house, had a spiritual awakening, own 2 cats, happy single, full of self-love, and dropped out of high school :)” Since then, the posts have been made private.

“Sam is amazing. I love her and all my children unconditionally. We’re having a ball. GED here we come,” Charlie made the statement through Jeff Ballard, his spokesman.

Sami was living with Richards last year, a source reveals to PEOPLE. “Denise set normal rules that any parent would be setting,” the insider says. “She’s a mom and a parent, and there are rules. She didn’t want to follow the rules.”

“Charlie didn’t support implementing Denise’s rules. He has a different way of parenting, and Sami decided to live with her dad,” the source adds. “Denise loves her daughter very much, and she’s saddened by the situation.”

Richards and ex-husband Charlie share 16-year-old daughters Sami and Lola Rose. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star subsequently welcomed daughter Eloise Joni, 10, in 2011. Charlie is also the father of Cassandra, 36, and twin 12-year-old sons, children from previous relationships.

Denise and Charlie met in 2000 while filming the film Good Advice, but it wasn’t until 2001, when the actress guest-starred on Charlie’s previous sitcom Spin City, that a romance blossomed. They tied the knot in June 2002. However, by March 2005, Denise had filed for divorce, while Charlie was undergoing a drug and alcohol relapse.