During his time in Hollywood Corey Feldman has taken on several successful roles, most notably for his turn as a vampire in The Lost Boys and his starring roles in Stand By Me and Goonies and now he’s bringing the spotlight back onto himself for a different reason, exposing what he says are two of Hollywood’s biggest moguls as alleged pedophiles.
Speaking to The Sun Feldman says of the men who abused him at 14-years-old:
“These older men were leching around like vultures,” and “There are people who have got away with it for so long they think they are above the law. That’s got to stop.”
This isn’t the first time Corey Feldman has hinted at his childhood abuse, on his short-lived reality TV show The Two Coreys he and Lost Boys co-star Corey Haim had hinted at being abused during their rise to fame in Hollywood. Haim unfortunately died before he could help expose those men, Haim had suffered from years of drug problems and succumbed to heart disease and pneumonia at just 38-years-old.
“I stood up and said there is a bigger problem, that I’d lost Corey and that I didn’t want to see any more kids lost to these sick perverts,” says Feldman.
Feldman’s promise to expose the Hollywood moguls that sexually abused him comes at a time when more than a dozen actors, managers and production assistants have been tried and convicted for child abuse since 2000.
Do you think it’s brave of Corey Feldman to finally be prepared to expose the men who abused him? Should he have come forward nearly 25 years earlier?