Corey Haim's mother makes shocking revelation over Charlie Sheen rape allegations
Joining the ranks of well-known Hollywood figures including Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Lous CK, Ed Westwick, Mariah Carey, Brett Ratner, James Toback and Jeremy Piven – all standing accused of sexual harassment, assault, and rape – was Charlie Sheen.
The news came this week after it was said that Sheen raped 13-year-old child star Corey Haim on the set of the 1986 film Lucas. Haim was a child and teenage star of the 1980s, who only lived to the age of 38. He passed away in 2010 from drug-induced pneumonia, after battling drug addiction for years.
The accusation about Sheen came from former actor Dominick Brasica, who told the National Enquirer the new revelation. Brasica said that Haim had told him and a few others about being raped by Sheen, who was himself only 19 at the time.
“Haim told me he had sex with Sheen when they filmed Lucas," he said. Brasica added that Haim told him that he later had consensual sex with the now-52-year-old when he was in his mid 20s.
Sheen released an official statement denying the claim. A spokesperson for the notoriously troublesome Two and a Half Men actor said: "He categorically denies these allegations".
And now, in a new revelation, Haim's mother Judy has spoken out about the allegations. Speaking with Dr Oz, she said:
"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. 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 sleep with him."
While she appears to deny that Sheen raped her son, she did say that he was sexually abused by someone at a young age.
"I have to tell you, that this guy [bleep], is the guy that abused my son."
The interview is just a preview clip released on Thursday, and it's yet to be known if the real perpetrator will be uncensored in the actual interview.
Another of Haim's friends, Corey Feldman, also came into the spotlight this week after he alleged that he and Haim had been abused by a Hollywood pedophile ring. The two Coreys were close, after having worked on a number of films together. The allegations about the Hollywood pedophile ring were in Feldman's book Coreyography: A Memoir, although there is no mention of Sheen in it.
While Sheen and Haim's mother appear to deny the allegations, the news was upsetting for everyone. Especially given Sheen's murky past, people were not afraid to beat down on the actor who is now battling with HIV. People have been flooding Twitter with tributes to the late actor, as well as comments about a possible pedophilia problem in Hollywood.
It's horrifying to learn of the huge number of cases in which sexual assault occurs in Hollywood, clearly revealing a deep-set problem with the way the film industry functions. Most devastating of all is knowing that most of these victims have had to suffer silently for years, and only now can speak out knowing that their allegations will be taken more seriously.
Whatever it was that Haim truly suffered, and whoever it was that abused him, it's devastating to learn that he was never able to voice his own story of abuse.