The whole Harvey Weinstein scandal caused perhaps the most shocking series of events to rock the entertainment industry in recent history, as one by one, a seemingly endless list of celebrities have been outed for their alleged sexual harassments.
On Wednesday, Charlie Sheen became the latest famous face to be accused of sexual misconduct. No stranger to controversy, the allegations made against Sheen were particularly deplorable. The then 19-year-old actor was accused of sodomizing a 13-year-old Corey Haim on the set of the 1986 movie Lucas. This claim was made by Haim’s friend Dominick Brascia. He told the National Enquirer that Haim had informed him of the rape shortly before his death in 2010. Brascia has now gone on record so that it can be formally investigated. “Haim told me he had sex with Sheen when they filmed Lucas,” Brascia said. “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.” Further weight was added to the allegation by revelations made in Haim’s close friend’s autobiography. Corey Feldman wrote that the former child star’s troubles were the result of him being abused by a then unnamed star as a child. What’s more is that Corey Feldman has repeatedly expressed his distain for Charlie Sheen, causing many speculate about whether or not this dislike was the result of what Sheen reportedly did to Haim as a child. Sheen spoke out about the allegations yesterday, saying that he “categorically denies” any wrongdoing. But the story has taken a dramatic twist after Haim’s mother Judy spoke out about the allegations in an interview with Dr Oz. Now another big name could be added to the list of those accused of sexual misconduct. Speaking about the allegations, Judy said that she would have known if her son had been subjected to something traumatic whilst filming Lucas. “I know what’s going on out there, with what everybody is saying and I can tell you, as a mother, I haven’t seen one change in character. I would have known if anything was wrong.” “My kid never hid anything,” Judy added. “He was transparent. He was Cory. It’s out of character, that’s number one.” “When my son was 13, he’s not going to go and ask Charlie Sheen to go and sleep with him.” However, Judy did confirm that her son had been subject to sexual abuse whilst he was a child actor. In fact, she went as far as to name the star who had done it, but his name has been bleeped out in the preview of the interview which is airing today. “I have to tell you, that this guy [bleep], is the guy that abused my son.” It is not known whether the abuser’s name will be revealed when the full interview is aired. Whilst this turn of events is promising for Sheen if he is indeed innocent and wants to clear his name, people have been quick to condemn the actor because of his unscrupulous past. Haim’s story is particularly tragic because he never found the courage to speak out about the abuse he suffered during his lifetime. It most likely contributed to his drug problem which led to his premature death at the age of 38. We hope that the entertainment industry changes for the better as a result of this scandal.
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