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.