Charlie Sheen has hit the National Enquirer with a defamation lawsuit over a report that the former “Two and a Half Men” star sodomized a then-13-year old Corey Haim while the pair were filming the 1986 film “Lucas,” TMZ reports.
The article, published Nov. 8, quoted former actor Dominick Brascia as saying Haim told him that Sheen and Haim “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 released a statement regarding the complaint Saturday morning via his attorney, Shane Bernard: “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. 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.”
In November, Haim’s mother, Judy Haim, suggested that Brascia might have abused Haim, saying in an interview, “I have to tell you that this guy Dominick is the guy that abused my son. You know how I know that? Because my son said so.” Brascia has denied abusing Haim. She also denied a report that Sheen had abused Haim, saying, “When my son was 13, he’s not gonna go and ask Charlie Sheen to go and sleep with him.”
Haim died in 2010 at age 38.
Sheen likewise shot down the National Enquirer report, with a representative for the actor telling The Hollywood Reporter, “Charlie Sheen categorically denies these allegations.”
According to TMZ, Sheen alleges that National Enquirer executive Dylan Howard, who along with Brascia is also named in the suit, has it out for him, and is angry that he wasn’t able to break the news of Sheen’s HIV-positive status.
A spokesperson for Enquirer parent company AMI told TheWrap, “We look forward to litigating against Charlie Sheen, and can’t wait to expose his depravities in a court of law.”