Charlie Sheen Sues National Enquirer for Defamation Re: Corey Haim Allegations
Charlie Sheen is suing the National Enquirer as well as its parent company, American Media Inc., saying that the tabloid falsely asserted that he sexually assaulted Corey Him nearly 30 years ago.
In a report published last November, the magazine said that 19-year-old Charlie sexually assaulted 13-year-old Corey on the set o the 1986 film Lucas. The allegations were apparently made by Corey’s friend, Brascia.
“He absolutely denies the claim,” a spokesperson for Charlie told People magazine.
Sheen’s attorneys call the story an “egregious, hurtful, and disgusting campaign of defamations, falsely asserting that Mr. Sheen sodomized a thirteen-year-old celebrity actor Corey Haim, now deceased. In fact, Mr. Haim passed over seven years ago and the conduct alleged happened more than thirty years ago, when Mr. Sheen was nineteen.”
Charlie even said in the lawsuit that the magazine’s editor is actively trying to ruin him.
“National Enquirer states that there are hundreds of people to support these ridiculous assertion, yet the only person actually quoted, Defendant Dominick Brascia, has himself been accused of having sexually molested Corey Haim! Just as offensive is that the editor of National Enquirer, Defendant Dylan Howard, is running the story against Mr, Sheen because of a personal vendetta that arose after he was unable to be the first to break the story that Mr. Sheen was HIV positive.”