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.
“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.