In his new documentary (My) Truth: The Rape of Two Coreys, which debuted on Monday night at a screening in Los Angeles, Feldman listed the men who he says sexually assaulted him and his friend Corey Haim when they were child stars. Among the names, Feldman alleged Haim had said actor Charlie Sheen raped him while making the 1986 film Lucas.

Sheen in the past has categorically denied ever engaging in improper behavior with Haim. EW has reached out to Sheen for comment in response to the documentary’s allegations.

“This wasn’t like a one time thing he said in passing. It wasn’t like, ‘Oh, by the way, this happened.’ He went into great detail,” a crying Feldman said in the documentary about Haim, who died from pneumonia in 2010. “He told me, ‘Charlie bent me over in between two trailers and put Crisco oil on my butt and raped me in broad daylight. Anybody could have walked by, anybody could have seen it.'”

Haim was 13 and Sheen was 19 when they worked together on Lucas.

Several other people featured in the documentary also claimed either Haim directly told them he had been abused by Sheen as a child or they had heard word of it from others years later.

“He shared with me that on the set of Lucas that he was raped as a little boy,” Feldman’s ex-wife Susannah Sprague, said in the documentary, which was produced by Feldman. “He told me that it was his costar and he told me that it was Charlie Sheen that did it,” she alleged.

LICENSE TO DRIVE, Corey Haim, Corey Feldman, 1988″

In the doc, Feldman first named three men he had previously accused of sexual abuse himself: Jon Grissom, an actor who had small roles in License to Drive and Dream a Little Dream costarring Feldman and Haim, nightclub owner Alphy Hoffman, and former talent manager Marty Weiss. He also said Dominick Brascia, a former actor and one-time friend of both Coreys who died in 2018, had sexually abused Haim.

Grissom reportedly previously denied the allegations in a YouTube comment. “I said it’s not me I’m sick and tired of saying that when no one listens. So goddamnit I’m not repeating it anymore,” he reportedly wrote, according to Page Six. Hoffman has not publicly addressed the allegations since Feldman first named him on The Dr. Oz Show in 2017 and EW has been unable to reach him for comment.

Weiss has also previously denied the allegation, writing on Twitter last month, “Corey Haim would never grandstand sex abuse for profit nor would he have thrown innocent names around due to personal vendettas. The fact that Feldman uses me to convince ppl that CH was a sex fiend is horrific and exposes both his jealousy of Haim & CF’s friendship with me.”

The documentary was billed as a pay-per-view event online beginning at 11p.m. ET for $20 a ticket, but 45 minutes after the hour the stream had still not begun online, with viewers seeing an error message or a black box instead. Later, the site was updated to read “Please be patient. The hackers are trying to prevent the stream from airing. The program will begin momentarily. We appreciate your patience and support!”

However, Feldman was in attendance as the movie was streamed in full to a group of friends and members of the media, including EW, in a theater in Los Angeles. Celebrity guests at the screening included Rosanna Arquette, Dave Navarro, Chris Kattan, Ron Jeremy, and Jamie Kennedy.

Feldman first opened up publicly about what he calls rampant pedophilia in Hollywood during a 2011 interview with ABC, and later in his 2013 memoir Coreyography. In his book, he alluded to who Haim’s alleged abuser was without including his real name.

In Coreyography, Feldman reminisces about the day he met Haim and how the pair bonded instantly over their similarities. Feldman says in the passage, “Haim started to confide in me, about some intensely personal stuff, very quickly after that. Within hours of our first meeting, we found ourselves talking about Lucas, the film he made in the summer of 1985, the role I had wanted for myself. At some point during the filming, he explained, an adult male convinced him that it was perfectly normal for older men and younger boys in the business to have sexual relations and that it was what all the ‘guys do.'”

In 2017, Brascia — who was accused by Feldman of abusing Haim in the documentary — reportedly told the National Enquirer that Haim had confided in him that he and Sheen “smoked pot and had sex.” Sheen denied the allegations and sued the Enquirer for libel.

“Haim told me he had sex with Sheen when they filmed Lucas,” the National Enquirer quoted Brascia as saying. “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.”

Brascia claimed the Lucas costars also had sex years later. “Haim told me he had sex with Sheen again,” Brascia told the publication. “He claimed he didn’t like it and was finally over Sheen. He said Charlie was a loser.”

Sheen publicly denied the allegations and then sued the National Enquirer, its then-parent company American Media, Inc., former Enquirer editor Dylan Howard, and Brascia for defamation. He released a statement to TMZ at the time confirming the lawsuit and proclaiming his innocence.

“In my nearly 35 years as a celebrated entertainer, I have been nothing shy of a forthright, noble, and valiant courier of the truth,” Sheen told TMZ. “Consistently admitting and owning a laundry list of shortcomings, wrongdoings, and indiscretions this traveler hath traveled — however, every man has a breaking point.”

He added, “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.”

The case took an unexpected turn when Haim’s mother Judy Haim sided with Sheen and then accused Brascia of being her son’s sexual abuser during an appearance on The Dr. Oz Show, which aired two days after the National Enquirer article was published.

The complaint filed by Sheen in 2017 alleged that he had been the object of “a particularly egregious, hurtful, and disgusting campaign of defamations falsely asserting that Mr. Sheen sodomized a thirteen year old celebrity actor Corey Haim.” It also included verbiage questioning Brascia’s reliability since Brascia himself has been accused of abusing Haim.

Sheen voluntarily dismissed the lawsuit in 2018 after his lawyer had reported to the court that the parties were engaged in informal settlement talks, according to court records obtained by EW.





California’s Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom praised president President Donald Trump on Monday for supporting his state as it combats the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Trump and his administration have faced criticism for their response to the coronavirus. But Newsom, who declared a state of emergency in California last Wednesday, shared positive remarks about the way the president has responded and supported the West Coast state.

“We had a private conversation, but he said, ‘We’re gonna do the right thing’ and ‘You have my support, all of our support, logistically and otherwise,'” Newsom told reporters at a Monday news conference.

“He said everything I could have hoped for,” the governor asserted. “And we had a very long conversation and every single thing he said, they followed through on,” he noted.

Newsom said that he has received “consistent” support from Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, who is leading the administration’s response to the coronavirus outbreak.

Many have raised concerns and criticized the administration’s handling of the pandemic, particularly after Trump dubbed coronavirus a “new hoax” from the Democrats during a rally at the end of February. The president also later questioned health experts on why the virus couldn’t be treated with an ordinary flu shot, and suggested that people with COVID-19 could still go to work during an interview with Fox News.

Even some Republicans have urged Trump to follow the advice of health experts and avoid sharing information not supported by science.

“I listen to the scientists when it comes to the numbers, and I would encourage the president if he’s going to report things to make sure the science is behind what he’s saying,” GOP Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, who generally defends the president, told reporters on Thursday.

Trump himself has repeatedly pushed back against critics, arguing that the media and Democrats are unfairly attacking his administration’s response to coronavirus.

“The Fake News Media and their partner, the Democrat Party, is doing everything within its semi-considerable power (it used to be greater!) to inflame the CoronaVirus situation, far beyond what the facts would warrant,” he tweeted on Monday morning.

More than 100,000 people have been infected by coronavirus globally, with the majority of those cases being in China, where the virus was first discovered. The World Health Organization officially puts the death toll from confirmed cases at 3.4 percent.

But health experts have estimated that the overall death rate may be 2 percent or less, noting that many cases go untested and are not confirmed. Symptoms are mild for many individuals, meaning they may never even realize they’ve contracted COVID-19.

According to the available data, those under 30 have a significantly lower chance of dying from the virus, while the death rate increases among the elderly. Those with pre-existing health conditions – such as heart disease, diabetes and respiratory problems – appear to be at greater risk of facing serious complications from the virus.



More than 2½ years ago, defense attorneys released Baltimore Police body-camera footage showing Officer Richard Pinheiro Jr. placing drugs in a vacant lot and then acting as if he’d just discovered them. A year later, Pinheiro was convicted of fabricating evidence and misconduct in office, a decision upheld last week by a state appeals court.

Prosecutors have dropped cases that relied on Pinheiro’s police work, and say they’d never call him again as a witness.

Still, Pinheiro remains on the city police force and keeps getting paid, working a desk job as internal affairs detectives continue their own investigation into whether he broke department policies when he broke the law.

Police officials said the process for handling officers like Pinheiro is out of their control — determined by the state’s controversial Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights. They say the “eventual outcome will be appropriate.”

Calling Pinheiro’s continued paycheck a disgrace, police reform advocates and defense attorneys say the department’s claims about its hands being tied are misleading, and that the state law it’s hiding behind should be dismantled as a legal relic that for too long has allowed officers to avoid accountability.

“It perfectly encapsulates everything that is wrong with the BPD, everything that is wrong with policing in Maryland, and everything that is wrong with policing in the United States,” said David Rocah, senior staff attorney with the ACLU of Maryland. “It’s all wrapped up in a nice little bow for everyone to see, staring us in the face, and yet we continue to do nothing to address the problems.”

Deborah Levi, director of special litigation for the Baltimore public defender’s office, which initially released the footage, said the retention of Pinheiro after his conviction undermines police efforts to restore trust in the community.

“Whether this was an independent BPD decision, or one imposed on them due to legislation and/or the collective bargaining agreement with the union, appropriate accountability measures for serious misconduct are urgently needed and should include termination for this level of established police misconduct,” Levi said.

The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 3, the police union that represents rank-and-file officers in Baltimore, has long defended the Officers Bill of Rights as providing critical protections for cops who work under tough conditions.

“It perfectly encapsulates everything that is wrong with the BPD, everything that is wrong with policing in Maryland, and everything that is wrong with policing in the United States.”  DAVID ROCAH, ACLU

Pinheiro, who was hired in 2011 and took home about $55,500 in fiscal 2019, according to city records, could not be reached for comment.

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Chaz Ball, his attorney, said they are “reviewing all options moving forward” in relation to his criminal case, including possibly appealing again to the state’s highest court. Ball otherwise declined to comment, including responding to the criticisms of Pinheiro’s continued employment.

Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby, whose office brought the charges against Pinheiro, has dropped cases against other criminal defendants that relied on his testimony or police work.

Zy Richardson, a spokeswoman for Mosby’s office, said Baltimore Police officials “must make their own decisions about personnel,” but city prosecutors “would never use this officer as a witness in a case, given his conviction and clear credibility concerns.”

During his November 2018 trial, Pinheiro had told the court the footage, from his own body camera, showed him re-enacting a legitimate but unrecorded discovery of heroin he’d made moments before, for “documentation” purposes. He said he was “only being a proactive officer” and “had no intent to deceive anybody.”

But Baltimore Circuit Judge Melissa Phinn said it was “without a doubt that he created the video to deceive,” and gave Pinheiro a three-year suspended prison sentence, two years of probation and 300 hours of community service.

In affirming Phinn’s ruling last week, the Court of Special Appeals said Phinn had reasonably concluded Pinheiro’s re-creation represented “a willful abuse of his authority for his own personal gain.”

Under the Officers Bill of Rights, officers can be automatically fired if they are convicted of felonies, but not when they, like Pinheiro, are convicted of misdemeanors. Officers convicted of misdemeanors can be fired only if they are also found guilty of violating policies by an internal trial board comprised of fellow officers. Even then, punishment in Baltimore would be up to Commissioner Michael Harrison, who has the discretion to approve a lighter penalty.

“Although we understand how some aspects of that process may be concerning, we have confidence that by following the process outlined by [Maryland] law, the eventual outcome will be appropriate,” the police department said in a statement.

The department did not answer why it has taken internal affairs so long to review Pinheiro’s case, or whether his appeal to the higher court further stalled the internal investigation after his initial conviction.

Generally, the department pauses its internal investigations of officers until any related criminal cases are adjudicated, though it does not have to do that by law. It does so in part because officers can be compelled to make statements in administrative cases but not in their own criminal cases, and if they make a compelled statement that incriminates them in their administrative trial, it would not be admissible in their criminal case.

The department did not answer questions about Pinheiro being allowed to work a desk job for so long when it is in desperate need of more officers on the street, given shortages and the city’s violent crime epidemic.

Rocah said there is no legal requirement that the department wait for Pinheiro’s criminal appeals to be resolved before taking administrative action against him, and called the fact Pinheiro is still on the force “insane.”

“Here’s an officer, convicted beyond a reasonable doubt — which is a standard higher than the standard for the administrative proceedings involving police officers — of having falsified evidence. Why should the department not be able to fire him based on that?” Rocah said. “How can anyone say that it is a rational way to run an organization — that following [an officer’s criminal conviction], you still have to pay him to not do his job unless some other police officers say it’s OK to fire him? It’s so insane.”

Rocah said there have been bills put forward in Annapolis to change the Officers Bill of Rights to give police departments more discretion to fire officers, including those convicted of misdemeanors, and to make the outcome of such internal investigations public. But lawmakers have rejected them repeatedly, or let them die in committees.

“The whole system is designed to prevent accountability,” he said.

Pinheiro’s case, which made national news in the summer of 2017, was one of several at the time in which defense counsel claimed that body-camera footage raised questions about officers manipulating evidence, forcing the police department to revisit and reiterate its policies for officers’ use of body cameras to capture crime scenes and other interactions with suspects and residents.

The office of Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh, which represented the state in the appeals case, said the latest ruling is the first in which a state appellate court has weighed in on a fabricating evidence conviction stemming from the manipulation of body-camera footage, and sets an important precedent.

“As more and more officers are equipped with body-worn cameras, there will be instances where an officer, inadvertently or otherwise, fails to activate their camera,” Frosh’s office said. “The Court’s opinion makes clear that an officer may not respond to an initial failure to activate a body-worn camera by later activating the camera and staging a re-enactment.”



Mar 05, 2020, 13:27ET

In summer 2019, ICAN submitted a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the CDC requesting “All studies relied upon by CDC to claim that the DTaP vaccine does not cause autism.”

ICAN also submitted this same request for HepB, Hib, PCV13 and IPV, as well as requesting the CDC provide studies to support the cumulative exposure to these vaccines during the first six months of life do not cause autism.

Despite months of demands, the CDC failed to produce a single specific study in response to these FOIA requests.

ICAN was therefore forced to sue the CDC in federal court, where the CDC finally conceded, in a stipulation signed by a Federal court judge, that that it has no studies to support that any of these vaccines do not cause autism.

In the stipulation below:

The CDC was only able to identify 20 studies:

-One relating to MMR (a vaccine ICAN did not challenge)

-Thirteen relating to thimerosal (an ingredient not in any of the vaccines ICAN queried)

-Five relating to both MMR and thimerosal

– One relating to antigen (not a vaccine) exposure.

On the CDC’s list of studies was a recent review by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), paid for by the CDC, which conducted a comprehensive review for studies relating to whether DTaP does or does not cause autism. The result was that the IOM could not identify a single study to support that DTaP does not cause autism.  Instead, the only relevant study the IOM could identify found an association between DTaP and autism.

In other words, the CDC listed a review in response to the FOIA requests that proves that there are no studies to support that DTaP does not cause autism.