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Charlie Sheen vehemently denied new allegations this week that he raped co-star Corey Haim while making the 1986 film Lucas. Corey Feldman has hinted for years that a major Hollywood figure raped his fellow child star and longtime friend, causing Haim years of trauma before he died from pneumonia in 2010 at age 38. In Feldman’s long-awaited documentary (My) Truth: The Rape of Two Coreys, he recounts a story he claims Haim asked him to reveal before his death. “He went into great detail,” Feldman says. “He told me, ‘Charlie bent me over in between two trailers…and raped me in broad daylight.’” Sheen was 19 and Haim was 13 during filming. Several others featured in the documentary claimed knowledge of the assault. Sheen said that “these sick, twisted, and outlandish allegations never occurred.”
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) married her former campaign consultant Timothy Mynett last week, just months after both denied their affair. “From partners in politics to life partners, so blessed,” Omar, 38, wrote on Instagram. Their love life is the basis of a pending ethics complaint: Since Omar’s 2018 campaign, she’s paid about $586,000 to Mynett’s firm and $7,000 to him personally. He says it went toward legitimate work. Omar, a Somalia-born Muslim who’s become a lightning rod in Congress, filed for divorce in October from her husband, citing an “irretrievable breakdown.” Mynett’s former wife had filed for divorce two months earlier, claiming he was “romantically involved” with Omar, which both he and Omar denied.
Right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones was arrested in Austin last week and charged with driving while intoxicated. Jones’ wife called the sheriff’s department to report a “family disturbance,” alleging Jones had been “physical” earlier that day. On the way to their home, a sheriff’s deputy saw Jones’ car and pulled him over. The host of the InfoWars website, 46, had a “strong odor of alcohol,” police said, and admitted to drinking a bottle of sake with dinner. He recorded a 0.079 blood alcohol content, 0.001 below the legal limit, but failed field sobriety tests. Although Jones appeared inebriated, police said, he was “excited, talkative, and carefree.”
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