TORONTO — Canadian actor Corey Haim was sexually abused as a young teen on the set of one of his first movies.
That’s the startling claim of his longtime friend and frequent co-star Corey Feldman, whose new book Coreyography: A Memoir details the sexual abuse both young stars endured.
Feldman wrote that Haim told him “an adult male convinced him that it was perfectly normal for older men and younger boys in the business to have sexual relations” while he was making the 1986 comedy Lucas in Illinois.
Toronto-born Haim was about 14 years old during production of the film.
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According to Feldman, Haim and the man would go to a secluded area “and Haim allowed himself to be sodomized.”
Feldman recalled telling Haim that was “not what kids do, man.”
He said Haim propositioned him on at least two occasions. Feldman declined.
In an interview with Fox News to promote the memoir, the actor said Haim was simply naive.
“He wasn’t bisexual. He didn’t understand what was right and wrong. He’d been manipulated and lied to and used and abused,” said Feldman.
Feldman also wrote extensively about his own sexual abuse, including being drugged by an assistant and forced into oral sex.
He and Haim made nine movies together — including The Lost Boys, License to Drive and Blown Away.
The 2007 faux-reality series The Two Coreys showed Haim moving into the Hollywood home of Feldman and his wife Susie Sprague to get his life together. (The series was actually shot at a rented mansion in Vancouver.)
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