Actor Dominick Brascia says Corey Haim, who is now deceased, revealed that he'd been raped by actor Charlie Sheen while the pair worked on the movie Lucas in the early 1980s.
Haim, who was best friends with Corey Feldman — another child star who says he was a victim of a "child sex ring" that operated in Hollywood in the same decade — passed away after self-medicating for pneumonia in 2010 and a long battle with drug and alcohol abuse.
Feldman alleged that Haim, like himself, had been abused repeatedly during his early days as a member of the "Brat Pack," a group of young actors who made a number of coming-of-age films between 1980 and 1989, even mentioning that Haim had been sodomized by one of his Lucas co-stars in his memoir, Coreyography. Feldman did not reveal the name of Haim's alleged attacker.
Brascia says Haim told him about Sheen's alleged attack just before he died.
"Haim told me he had sex with Sheen when they filmed 'Lucas,'" Brascia, told the National 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."
Sheen was 19 at the time. Haim was 13.
The claims are, at this point, merely hearsay, since Haim is no longer alive and can't confirm Brascia's story. But the accusation fits neatly into Corey Feldman's narrative of what happened to his long-time friend.
"At some point during the filming, he 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," continued Feldman, "and Haim, innocent and ambitious as he was, allowed himself to be sodomized."
Feldman went on to say that Haim "fought his entire life" to overcome the shame of that early experience, and that the resultant shame and anger were at least partly responsible for Haim's later drug use.
According to the Daily Mail, which also published Brascia's account, the National Enquirer says it spoke with "more than 20 people" who were able to corroborate Brascia's story, telling the magazine that Haim spoke frequently about his encounter with Sheen — and a later relationship Haim had with the Two and a Half Men star.
The Enquirer also spoke to several of Haim's and Sheen's co-stars from Lucas, and a handful of crew, all of whom say Sheen exhibited bizarre behavior while on set, and accused Sheen of other incidents of sexual harassment.
UPDATE: On Wednesday, representatives for Sheen "absolutely" denied the allegations that he assaulted Haim. "Charlie Sheen categorically denies these allegations," Sheen's representatives told The Hollywood Reporter. Read more here.