Charlie Sheen accused of raping 13-year-old Corey Haim

There continues to be more fallout over the Kevin Spacey allegations. Now other actors are being accused of sexually assaulting young actors. The latest to face an accusation is actor Charlie Sheen.

In an Enquirer interview, former actor Dominick Brascia stated that Sheen, then 19-years-old, raped Haim while the pair were filming the movie Lucas:

“Haim told me he had sex with Sheen when they filmed ‘Lucas,’” Dominick Brascia, a former actor and a close friend of the “Lost Boys” legend, exclusively told The ENQUIRER. “He told me they smoked pot and had sex. He said they had anal sex. Haim said after it happened Sheen became very cold and rejected him. When Corey wanted to fool around again, Charlie was not interested.”

But Brascia said Haim claimed he hooked up with the “Wall Street” star another time — when he was in his mid-to-late 20s. “Haim told me he had sex with Sheen again,” Brascia told The ENQUIRER. “He claimed he didn’t like it and was finally over Sheen. He said Charlie was a loser.”

The Enquirer claims that dozens of other people they contacted verified the accusation. The claim is similar to one made by Cory Feldman, Haim’s close friend, in his memoir:

In his 2013 tell-all memoir, Feldman chillingly wrote: “At some point during the filming [of ‘Lucas,’ Haim] explained an adult male convinced him it was perfectly normal for older men and younger boys in the business to have sexual relations, that it was ‘what all guys do.’

“So they walked off to a secluded area between two trailers during a lunch break for the cast and crew,” continued Feldman, “and Haim, innocent and ambitious as he was, allowed himself to be sodomized.” Feldman never named Sheen in the book.

The similarity between the two stories is compelling. Granted, Brascia is telling the story after hearing or reading Feldman’s claims. It is possible that he built the story around Feldman’s vague statements. However, as I mentioned before, the Enquirer claims that other unnamed sources verified the story, specifically that Haim named Sheen. Yet this is the Enquirer. The tabloid magazine is not known for accurate stories. The entire thing could be a lie or exaggeration to sell papers.

However, assuming it is true, this would match some of what we have heard about the sexual abuse of children in Hollywood. It seems unlikely that so many people who have noted this are all lying.

Charlie Sheen denied the allegations. Corey Haim’s mother Judy Haim claimed that Feldman was conning people out of money:

“He’s been talking about revealing the names of his and other abusers for seven years, since my son died,” says Haim’s mother, who has tangled with Feldman in the past about his contention that Haim, who died in 2010 at 38 of pneumonia, was repeatedly abused as a child by multiple individuals. (She’s convinced that a molestation incident involving her son occurred on a single occasion, at the hands of one man.) “Now he wants $10 million to do it? Come on. It’s a long con. He’s a scam artist. If he was serious about this, he’d share the information he has with the police.”

She has a point. The police have the money and means to conduct the proper investigation. While a documentary about the scandal could help bring attention to the problem, it would be better for Feldman to simply tell the police and FBI the names of the people he claims abused him and other young actors. Otherwise, it looks like he is more interested in getting $10 million, which may not actually result in a film. That would certainly make his effort little more than a scam.

As for Feldman not reporting the names, I can understand this as he might simply be afraid of the power these people can wield. Keep in mind, this is someone who would have witnessed this as a child. That impression would be difficult to overcome, particularly as he watched these people continue to do what they wanted without consequences. Chances are someone did report them over the years and nothing happened due to their power and connections. That would have a very profound impact on a victim.

There is also the possibility that he would have been alone in the accusations, with none of the other victims supporting him. If he stood up and said this happened and no one else would at least verify that it did, that would make him look bad.

On a side note, Feldman has stated before that Michael Jackson, one of his close friends, was not a child molester. This is long after several allegations were made against Jackson. If I recall correctly, Feldman was one of the character witnesses who testified on Jackson’s behalf at his 2005 trial. I think it is interesting that Feldman would say this, because if ever there were a person who might have been inclined to exploit him, Jackson would be a prime suspect.

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5 thoughts on “Charlie Sheen accused of raping 13-year-old Corey Haim

  1. I am more than a little skeptical. While Charlie Sheen is thought to be a stinker, he is reputed to go after adult women. Couple that with the reported victim being deceased, therefore unavailable to comment, and we have a story that doesn’t quite fit.
    Have I turned cynical?

  2. It’s getting harder and harder to assess what’s going on sometimes, and I suspect that if there haven’t already been, there’ll be some sick attention seekers out there making false accusations to get attention, or people drawing the wrong conclusions from incidents seen or heard about.

    And in addition, Haim is sadly no longer around, so it becomes harder to make a solid accusation. I predict that – and I may be wrong about this – this is going to end in a mess.

    On the Jackson front, it does seem strange that unlike, say, Jimmy Savile over here in the UK, there haven’t been any accusations made against him after his death, and I’d have thought that if he was guilty, there’d have been a flood of accusations against him to Bill Cosby levels. Who knows?

    (To be honest, on another note, I think that neither feminists or MRAs really do a good job on false accusations. MRAs claim that false accusations are most accusations, which is a foolish and dangerous precedent to take. Feminists claim it never happens because it is shameful for women to do so, but they forget that just because the crime is hideous doesn’t mean that due process should be erased, and none of them have the wit to realise that false accusations could be made by someone who’s sick in the head and/or wants revenge, a third party in mistaken identity, the victim could be blaming someone else to protect the real abuser if the abuser is a friend or family member, other friends or family could want to cover up for the abuser, even the abuser himself or herself may try and cover their tracks. If it’s a possibility it’s good enough to consider.)

  3. James,

    When you say “MRAs claim that false accusations are most accusations”-

    ?

    There may be some MRAs that argue this… but I can’t recall ever seeing somebody make this statement.

    The point that I do see made is that all accused should be presumed innocent until proven guilty. This is very different from stating that all accusations are false, and is a basic principle of our criminal justice system, which for ome reason tends to go out the window when we are talking about men accused of sex crimes.

  4. Hi Peter. I may have used a broad brush there. There are a few cases of MRAs doing this, to be honest my point being that both MRAs and feminists get it wrong.

    I agree with the presumption of innocence, I don’t think I said otherwise and if I did it was probably a poor choice of words on my part. What I’m saying is that neither of them have really addressed how false accusations CAN occur, and SHOULD be taken seriously because those who DO cry wolf make a mockery of real abuse victims. Being a former abuse victim myself, I feel that both sides have often disregarded victims for different reasons for the sake of scoring points against each other. I do agree that the concept of doing away with due process potentially makes it so that an accusation is all that’s needed for the law to bang this guy up.

    To be honest, usually I have been less vehement against MRAs because they’re somewhat obscure and their faults are hardly going to make any difference, at least at the moment, no matter how much feminists exaggerate it. When feminists bugger it up or have malevolent opinions, they reach far and wide, and do much more damage, so I save most of my ire for them. Especially with their derogatory attitudes towards male abuse victims, which have been a disaster for men and boys who’ve been abused, and the damage they’ve done hasn’t stopped, but it needs to, urgently.

  5. James,

    I think it’s hard for people in general to wrap our heads around the coexistence of false accusations, genuine accusations that are not believed, and widespread crimes that are unreported. All three are common, and that really makes it difficult to interpret statistics.

    For example, I have read that the majority or rapes are not reported to police, I have also read that up to fifty percent of the rapes reported to police are false. These seem mutually exclusive, but the reality is that both of these things can be true. And in fact, this is likely as the reasons for going to the police with an accusation do not align with the reality of victimhood.

    For example, let’s say there is a town where eight people are raped by a serial rapist, and maybe six of them will decide they would rather just move on with their life then bother with making a formal accusation. Meanwhile, two other people in that same town concoct a blackmail scheme and make false accusations against five people who would not pay.

    The vast majority (5 out of 7) of rapes reported to police in that town were false AND the vast majority of rapes (6 out of 8) went unreported.

    And that town only had one rapist and two false accusers.

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