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Charlie Sheen Drops Lawsuit Against National Enquirer Over Rape Allegations

Posted: Monday, March 19, 2018 – 2:10 PM

Charlie Sheen dropped his lawsuit against the National Enquirer over a November article that alleged the actor raped then-child star Corey Haim in the 1980s.

Lawyers for Sheen filed court papers Thursday with Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Gregory Keosian seeking dismissal of the case. The documents did not state whether a settlement was reached or if Sheen is not pursuing the case for other reasons.

The suit, filed Dec. 8, said the allegations were particularly offensive because Sheen has five children and some of them were the same age as was Haim. Haim died in 2010 at the age of 38. His mother said in an interview that she did not believe Sheen had raped her son.

The Enquirer reported that Sheen, then about 19, sexually assaulted 13- year-old Haim on the set of the 1986 film “Lucas.” The tabloid quoted Haim’s friend,  Dominick Brascia, as saying Haim and Sheen smoked pot and had anal sex.

Sheen, now 52, denied the allegations.

Brascia was named as one of the suit’s defendants, as was Dylan Howard, chief content officer of American Media Inc., the Enquirer’s parent company.

American Media said in a previous statement that the company was looking forward to fighting Sheen’s suit.

“(We) can’t wait to expose his depravities in a court of law,” the tabloid said.

CNS-03-19-2018 08:24

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