WASHINGTON – The growing number of celebrities accused of sexual misbehavior have another thing in common: They have unleashed vitriolic and sometimes violent rhetoric against Donald Trump.
Actor Charlie Sheen is the latest celebrity publicly accused of sexual offenses.
Actor Dominick Brascia, a friend of the late child star Corey Haim, told Hollywood Reporter that Sheen raped the then-13-year-old Haim 30 years ago on the set of “Lucas.”
“Haim told me he had sex with Sheen when they filmed ‘Lucus.’ He told me they smoked pot and had sex. He said they had anal sex,” Brascia told the publication. “Haim said after it happened Sheen became very cold and rejected him. When Corey wanted to fool around again, Charlie was not interested.”
A few years later, Brascia explained to the Enquirer, Sheen had another sexual encounter with Haim.
“Haim told me he had sex with Sheen again,” Brascia said. “He claimed he didn’t like it and was finally over Sheen. He said Charlie was a loser.”
Haim died of diffuse alveolar damage and pneumonia at the age of 38 in 2010.
Fellow child star Corey Feldman, who starred in several movies with Haim as a child, revealed in his memoir “Coreyography” that people in Hollywood had taken advantage of both him and Haim when they were just kids.
“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, that it was what all ‘guys do,'” Feldman wrote.
“So they walked off to a secluded area between two trailers, during a lunch break for the cast and crew, and Haim, innocent and ambitious as he was, allowed himself to be sodomized,” he added. “[That man] walks around, one of the most successful people in the entertainment industry, still making money hand over fist.”
Sheen, who confirmed on the “Today” show that he was HIV positive, is denying the allegations.
But he has made statements about Trump.
Just hours after actress Debbie Reynolds died on Dec. 29, Sheen wished death upon then President-elect Donald Trump.
“Dear God; Trump next, please! Trump next, please! Trump next, please! Trump next, please! Trump next, please! Trump next, please!,” Sheen’s tweet, punctuated with a middle finger emoji, read.
Trump next, please!
Trump next, please!
Trump next, please!
Trump next, please!
Trump next, please!
Trump next, please!
— Charlie Sheen (@charliesheen) December 29, 2016
The actor doubled down in his call for Trump to die in in a follow-up tweet.
And he added, “By the way, I was talking to God, not you.”
Two-time Oscar winning actor Kevin Spacey has been accused of making sexual advances on actor Anthony Rapp when Rapp was a 14-year-old in 1986. Both actors were performing on different Broadway shows.
Rapp alleges then 26-year-old Spacey carried him onto his bed and climbed on top of him after a party concluded in Spacey’s house.
“He picked me up like a groom picks up the bride over the threshold. But I don’t, like, squirm away initially, because I’m like, ‘What’s going on?’ And then he lays down on top of me,” Rapp told BuzzFeed. “He was trying to seduce me. I don’t know if I would have used that language. But I was aware that he was trying to get with me sexually.”
Rapp said the experience, which he had never before revealed, haunts him. He expressed his deep resentment of Spacey’s success.
“My stomach churns,” Rapp said. “I still to this day can’t wrap my head around so many aspects of it. It’s just deeply confusing to me.”
Spacey subsequently revealed he was gay in an Oct. 29 tweet. He said he did not remember the encounter and offered Rapp a “sincerest apology.”
— Kevin Spacey (@KevinSpacey) October 30, 2017
Hours later, additional allegations were made against Spacey by former news anchor Heather Unruh, claiming he molested someone “close to her.” On Wednesday, Unruh revealed the alleged victim was her son, who was 18 at the time of the 2016 incident.
Spacey also has repeatedly attacked Trump.
While serving as emcee at an event to raise money for AIDS charities during the Cannes Film Festival in May 2016, the actor declared that actress Sharon Stone couldn’t attend the event because she was fighting a disease.
“The name of the disease is Donald Trump,” Spacey said. “Foreign films contain two things Donald Trump hates the most: foreigners and reading.”
“I don’t think I could ever vote for a candidate who wasn’t in favor of separation of man and face,” he quipped. “Donald Trump would probably love it here, because there are so many casinos to bankrupt.”
Allegations against movie producer Harvey Weinstein touched off the current flood of allegations against various Hollywood figures. Nearly 90 women so far have accused Weinstein of sexual crimes, ranging from harassment to rape.
Law-enforcement officials told Page Six Tuesday that the Manhattan District Attorney’s office will seek an indictment against Weinstein on charges of rape as soon as next week.
The day after Trump won the presidential election, Weinstein blasted the newly elected president, declaring “our country is sick and tired of the divisiveness in D.C.”
Weinstein, also, only a short time earlier, excoriated Trump, insinuating he’s a racist, while introducing the boxing drama “Hands of Stone.”
“This movie is written by a Latino, directed by a Latino and starring Latinos. Even Robert De Niro and Usher turned Latino for this,” he reportedly told a crowd. “They’re all gonna be deported if Trump becomes president.”
Weinstein also praised the event’s sponsors, including the New York Times.
“Thank God – the way they’re burying Trump, I’m going to take 10 subscriptions!” he said to loud applause.
After the allegations against Weinstein became publicized, actor Ben Affleck released a statement condemning the producer.
— Ben Affleck (@BenAffleck) October 10, 2017
Hours later, actress Hilarie Burton alleged Affleck sexually harassed her during a 2003 interview. Then, makeup artist Annamarie Tendler came forward alleging Affleck groped her at a Golden Globes party in 2014. Actress Rose McGowan then alleged Affleck was well aware of Weinstein’s serial sexual misconduct.
During the presidential race, Affleck slammed Trump over the lewd remarks he made about women to former “Access Hollywood” host Billy Bush in 2005.
Vanity Fair, at the time, asked Affleck, a frequent gym-goer, if he had heard men make comments similar to Trump’s.
“Women should never be talked about in that way,” the actor said. “Even if it was a private conversation,” Affleck told Vanity Fair.
When asked if he thinks Trump would make a positive difference in the world as the commander in chief, Affleck quickly responded: “No, I don’t think so. Not at all.”
A couple weeks before Trump’s inauguration, Affleck insinuated Trump has “ugly ideas” about illegal immigration.
“I spent five months in London [last year], and I have to say the Brexit vote smacked of the same kinds of things I heard here. People whose overarching political agenda is that immigrants are ruining things for us or immigrants are getting one over on us somehow, taking advantage,” he said. “In London, it’s Polish people, and here it’s Mexican Americans. I still believe in the basic goodness of people, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t going through a spell where we’re in thrall to some ugly ideas and ugly notions.”
Oscar-winning filmmaker Woody Allen, whose history of abuse allegations has stretched over 20 years, is also a fierce opponent of the president.
Allen allegedly molested his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, in 1992 when she was 7 years old in an attic of estranged partner Mia Farrow’s home. The Hollywood legend later began a relationship with his other adopted daughter, Soon-Yi Preven, when she was 19. They wed in 1997 and remain married.
In June, Allen characterized the U.S. president’s tenure as “chaos.”
“I still don’t know why he wanted the job. I never felt it was up his alley,” Allen said. “Right now, we’re in chaos. We have chaos in the capital. The administration isn’t running properly; it isn’t functioning well.”
Allen predicted in June 2015 that Trump wouldn’t stand a chance at winning the presidency.
“Well, you know, he’s outrageous and that’s his M.O.,” said Allen. “And it’s working for him. It’s not going to work in a serious way because he’s not going to get the nomination, and if he got the nomination, he’d be swamped … in a landslide.
“He knows he can’t win, so he can afford to be outrageous. Jeb Bush can’t be outrageous, because Jeb Bush is a viable contender, Jeb Bush is a credible human being and Donald Trump is an entertainer,” he continued. “He’s hilarious, he’s larger than life … the poorer the taste of his remarks, the more ink he gets and the more space he gets.
“As the election gets closer and closer to reality, he’ll fade. … If it was a Trump/Hillary thing or a Trump/Bernie Sanders thing, Trump/Biden, Trump/anybody, he won’t be able to win. He’s just a good performer.
“I do find him amusing. I know him to say hello to in New York; he’s always very nice and very affable. I used him in a movie once [1998’s ‘Celebrity’] and he came through, he’s a very extroverted performer. But I don’t see him for a second, nor do I really believe that he sees himself, as a serious presidential candidate.”
These same Trump-hating celebrities have notoriously given standing ovations to child rapist Roman Polanski during the Oscars while Polanski was jailed in 2009.
Polanski fled the U.S. in 1978 during his trial for the statutory rape of a 13-year-old girl whom he plied with champagne, drugged with a Quaalude and performed oral and anal sex on.
On Thursday, five women accused comedian Louis C.K. of sexual misconduct, according to the New York Times.
The claims prompted the cancellation of the premier for his upcoming film “I Love You, Daddy.”
“When Louis C.K. invited them to hang out in his hotel room for a nightcap after their late-night show, they did not think twice,” the Times reported. “As soon as they sat down in his room, still wrapped in their winter jackets and hats, Louis C.K. asked if he could take out his penis, the women said.”
“They thought it was a joke and laughed it off. ‘And then he really did it,'” one of the accusers told the Times. “He proceeded to take all of his clothes off, and get completely naked, and started masturbating.”
The comedian is infamous for vilifying Trump.
He emailed a letter to fans last year calling then-candidate Trump “an insane bigot” and comparing him to Adolf Hitler.
“Please stop it with voting for Trump,” C.K. wrote. “It was funny for a little while. But the guy is Hitler. And by that I mean that we are being Germany in the ’30s. Do you think they saw the s— coming? Hitler was just some hilarious and refreshing dude with a weird comb over who would say anything at all.”