1986’s “nerdy kid triumphs” classic Lucas was forever ruined for us when The National Enquirer ran a story last month claiming 19-year-old cast member Charlie Sheen raped 13-year-old Corey Haim during filming. Multiversal super-wreck Charlie wasn’t chuffed by this accusation, and TMZ reports that he’s suing the Enquirer. You can imagine the future witticisms (written in straight-up tiger blood) we’ll be gifted with from THAT particular court transcript.
To recap a long and horrific story, a former actor named Dominick Brascia told the Enquirer thatCharlie was the thinly-veiled kid predator that Radar ran a story about in September. Dominick (who, ugh, has also been accused of molesting Haim) says that Corey H claimed that Charlie coerced him into smoking weed and having anal sex on the set of Lucas. The Enquirer also claims that various “sources” told them that Corey wasn’t Charlie’s only alleged victim. The Enquirer also accused of Charlie of being the creep who inspired Corey’s subsequent drug abuse, which led to his early death at 38. Never one not to make a huge crazy spectacle, Charlie has come down from his castle on Mars to right these lies! Basically, this story is more proof that Hollywood is a reeking sewer pit of evil. But that’s ok because superhero movies.
Charlie is suing the Enquirer, Enquirer exec Dylan Howard, and Dominick Brasci for “defamation and false light.” He claims that Dylan only published the story because dude’s got a vendetta against him due to the Enquirer not being the publication to break the story that he’s HIV-positive. He also points out that Corey’s mom Judy Haim says the story isn’t true.
The statement that Sheen released to TMZ is pure Sheen.
Charlie tells TMZ, “In my nearly 35 years as a celebrated entertainer, I have been nothing shy of a forthright, noble and valiant courier of the truth. Consistently admitting and owning a laundry list of shortcomings, wrongdoings and indiscretions this traveler hath traveled — however, every man has a breaking point.”
Charlie goes on … “These radically groundless and unfounded allegations end now. I now take a passionate stand against those who wish to even entertain the sick and twisted lies against me. GAME OVER.”
Can this whole sitch be “GAME OVER” and people stop touching people who shouldn’t be touched? Hopefully, Corey Haim is in a really safe place in the afterlife right now (accompanied by half of the cast of Diff’rent Strokes and every other child actor Hollywood chewed up and spit out) and finally at peace.