By Brad Wete
October 27, 2010 at 05:23 PM EDT

Carefully skirting details of ex-husband Charlie Sheen’s apparent alcohol-fueled tirade at New York’s Plaza Hotel, actress Denise Richards briefly spoke about the incident this morning on the Today show. Richards said that her two young daughters — who were staying with her across the hall from Sheen’s hotel room — are still unaware of Sheen’s alleged tirade and hospitalization. She’d like to keep it that way — and probably can, since they’re not old enough to simply hop on the Internet.

“My concern is to keep them protected,” she said. “Thank God they’re five and six.” Sheen, Richards, and kids originally flew out together to New York for some fun on the town, catching Mary Poppins on Broadway and visiting FAO Schwartz toy store.

Richards was originally slated to appear on Today to promote her five episode stint on Spike TV’s Blue Mountain State, but she didn’t appear too bothered about the interview’s shifted subject matter — when asked if she’ll try to disconnect from him, she quickly answered, “Charlie will always be a part of my life. We are binded together forever. It was unfortunate what happened.”

Richards is definitely taking the high ride on this one. Watch the clip of the Today interview after the jump.

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