Charlie Sheen has dismissed a recent accusation that he raped former child star Corey Haim, telling The Hollywood Reporter that he “categorically denies these allegations.”
The statement, sent to the publication by Sheen’s representative, comes after gossip tabloid The National Enquirer published a new claim that he sexually assaulted 13-year-old Haim during the production of 1986 film Lucas.
Dominick Brascia, a friend of Haim’s before the latter’s death in 2010, alleged “Haim told me he had sex with Sheen” while the former Two And A Half Men actor was 19.
The publication also points to an excerpt of Corey Feldman’s 2013 memoir as an indication of Sheen’s alleged abuse.
Feldman, who was very close to Haim and appeared in several films beside him, wrote about Haim’s alleged abuse by an unnamed older man.
“At some point during the filming, [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.’” Feldman wrote.
“So they walked off to a secluded area between two trailers during a lunch break for the cast and crew, and Haim, innocent and ambitious as he was, allowed himself to be sodomized.”
Feldman has recently started a crowdfunding campaign for a film he claims will expose a Hollywood paedophile ring which targeted him and Haim in the 1980s.
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