A producer claims that in 2008, the late actor Corey Haim told him that singer Michael Jackson and fellow actor Charlie Sheen “assaulted” him.
Radar Online reports that producer Ed Meyer claimed that Haim, who passed away from pneumonia in 2012, pulled him aside during the filming of the A&E television series, The Two Coreys, and allegedly explained that both Charlie Sheen and Michael Jackson abused him when he was a child.
“Corey said, ‘I have a problem with Michael Jackson and with Charlie Sheen. I was assaulted by these guys, and a few others,’ ” Meyer said. “I didn’t feel it was appropriate to say, ‘Who are the other people?’”
Meyer explained that Haim never specifically said he was sexually abused by Jackson or Sheen, but the producer reportedly felt it was clear that Haim meant it was sexual in nature.
“He didn’t use the word sexual in either case. [It was just], ‘I was assaulted by these guys and a few others.’ It was also clear Sheen turned him on to drugs. That was 100 percent clear … He sounded like he was calling Charlie a pimp.”
Meyer claimed he met Haim and co-star Corey Feldman for the first time while they were filming The Two Coreys, a show that lasted two seasons, from 2007 to 2008. He said Haim called Jackson and Sheen out while filming the show at the Sound City Studios in Los Angeles, but the scene was ultimately deleted.
Allegedly, directors were brought in to talk to Haim after he reportedly asked Meyer to help him revive his career. Meyer said that Haim was startled when a director that knew Sheen walked in to talk to him.
“[Corey] was basically saying it was a dark time in his life, but he felt he was over that, and he was moving on and looking for work, and that played into what we were doing on camera. A&E filmed the video, and they did not air our piece because Corey was going overboard, venting. If it had aired, I think you would have had law enforcement looking into Charlie!”
Although Meyer didn’t mention whether Haim claimed to be a child when the alleged incident with Jackson occurred, the supposed allegation against Jackson is a far cry from what Feldman has been saying about the singer for years.
In his book, “Coreyography,” Feldman explained that he was close friends with Jackson as a child, and that the King of Pop never once touched him in an inappropriate way. Feldman also wrote that as a child, Haim never met Jackson. Feldman claimed that he took Haim to meet Jackson for the first time in 1993, when Haim would have been 20 years old.
“I took Corey Haim with me, since he had never actually had an opportunity to meet Michael [Jackson] face-to-face. We rode go-karts. We giggled as Michael told us stories about Madonna, his date to the 1991 Academy Awards. (I think she intended to make a man out of him, but Michael wasn’t ready for all of that). We ordered movies to watch in his theater. Together, the three of us screened Dream a Little Dream.”
In 1993, during the height of the molestation accusations against Michael Jackson, after the father of a boy named Jordan Chandler accused the singer of molesting him, Feldman was interviewed by the Santa Barbara Police Department, given his close relationship with Jackson.
Feldman explained to detectives that Jackson never touched him, and also explained that others in the business, however, had. Feldman said the detectives were too consumed with the Jackson investigation to pay attention to the fact that he told them he was molested by others in the industry.
— Carmen Williams (@carmen_ranger) June 25, 2016
Jackson was accused again around a decade later of child molestation by a boy named Gavin Arvizo. However, Gavin’s family’s past history with illegal activities, along with changing stories and lack of evidence ultimately led to Jackson’s acquittal.
In 2005, the LA Times reported that Gavin’s mother, Janet Arvizo, who also went by “Janet Ventura” and “Janet Jackson,” received more than $18,000 in government benefits after she won $70,000 in a settled civil lawsuit after a JCPenney security guard allegedly “roughed up” Janet Arvizo, after her children were caught stealing from the store. Arvizo failed to list the money rewarded when filling out an application form for government benefits. She was later convicted of fraud.
Court records also indicate that Arvizo “scripted” her children on what to say to authorities after the JCPenney incident, as she also accused the security of groping her and sexually assaulting her. She later admitted she lied under oath, further damaging her credibility in the Jackson case.
In 2010, Haim’s former girlfriend, actress Nicole Eggert, told Access Hollywood that Haim always had wonderful things to say about Jackson, and that Jackson was not the person who reportedly molested Haim as a child.
“I know who he is because I was there with them. I was friends with them at this time,” Eggert said, explaining it was not Jackson. “He [Haim] always had amazing things to say about Michael Jackson.”
Further, Haim’s mother, Judy Haim, told Dr. Oz earlier this month that Sheen never touched her son, and that Haim would have told her immediately if he had, calling her son a transparent person who couldn’t lie even if he tried.
“My kid hid nothing, he was like… transparent. He never hid anything, it’s out of character, that’s number one. When my son was 13 he’s not going to go and ask Charlie Sheen to go and sleep with him….I know what’s going on out there with what everybody is saying. I can tell you as a mother that I haven’t seen one change in character. I would have known if anything was wrong.”
Sheen’s rep said that the actor “categorically denies” the allegations against him.
Feldman hasn’t yet commented on publicly commented on Meyer’s claims, but he tweeted a Celebrity Insider story that acknowledged what he wrote in his book.
Corey Feldman’s Book ‘Coreyography’ Discredits New Report That Michael Jackson Abused Corey Haim https://t.co/CrmS2NQuBJ
— Corey Feldman (@Corey_Feldman) November 26, 2017
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[Feature Photo: Michael Jackson/AP/Nick Ut]