Corey Feldman recently opened up in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter about the prevalence of child abuse and molestation in Hollywood. He spoke of parties being held where children were stalked and groomed to become future victims. Feldman stated he and Lost Boys co-star Corey Haim, along with other kids in their group, were being “passed around” by child predators.
In the interview, Feldman also talked about his falling out with Michael Jackson, Corey Haim’s alleged rape at only 11-years-old, and how Haim’s overdose in 2010 at the age of 38 affected him.
The recent focus on pedophilia in the entertainment industry was sparked by an interview with Lord of the Rings star Elijah Wood.
Elijah Wood later clarified his comment “something major…going on in Hollywood…” was not about his first-hand experiences or observations of child molestation, but rather on the 2015 documentary An Open Secret. Although Wood claims he had no personal experiences with child sexual abuse in Hollywood, he expressed his concern on his personal Twitter account.
“This subject of child abuse is an important one that should be discussed and properly investigated,” Elijah tweeted.
The Inquisitr reported on Elijah Wood’s claims of child abuse in Hollywood.
Corey Feldman and Corey Haim took the world by storm in the 80s. The two starred in numerous movies together, including License to Drive, Dream a Little Dream, and Lost Boys. The Coreys chemistry together landed them on the pages of every teen magazine and into the hearts of every teen girl.
Sadly, their overnight fame along with the alleged horrific acts of child abuse catapulted the two into drugs and other destructive behavior. The Coreys experienced a public downfall and were rarely heard from until their reality show premiered, The Two Coreys.
The Two Coreys premiered on A&E Network in 2007 and lasted for two seasons. Allegedly, Season 3 never happened because of Feldman’s refusal to work with Haim until he stopped using drugs.
The Two Coreys included some intense conversations between Feldman and Haim, where they discussed the child abuse they suffered.
The Two Coreys clip shows the abuse Haim endured was even more extreme than what Feldman experienced. According to reports in The Hollywood Life, Haim was allegedly molested so often he began to believe it was normal.
“He had more direct abuse than I did,” Feldman told The Hollywood Reporter. “With me, there were some molestations, and it did come from several hands, so to speak, but with Corey, his was direct rape, whereas mine was not actual rape. And his also occurred when he was 11. My son is 11 now, and I can’t even begin to fathom the idea of something like that happening to him. It would destroy his whole being. As I look at my son, a sweet, innocent, 11-year-old boy and then try to put him in Corey Haim’s shoes, I go, “Oh my God — well of course he was erratic and not well-behaved on sets and things like that.”
Feldman also went on to add how he thought about his best friend, Corey Haim, every day. His missed their chemistry together, and Haim’s charisma and humor.
Corey Feldman also discussed pedophilia in Hollywood in his memoir “Coreyography.” Feldman wrote about the main guy who allegedly molested him and also turned him on to drugs such as cocaine and heroin.
Feldman says he’s been called a coward for not naming names, and although he admits he’d love to name names, he points to the statue of limitations and his fear of being sued.
When asked about Michael Jackson, Feldman said nothing sexually inappropriate happened between him and the late King of Pop, as far as he remembers. Their falling out did have to do with Michael’s “dark side.” But that darkness had nothing to do with child molestation.
“The man is gone. Let him rest in peace,” said Feldman.
In spite of Feldman’s tragic past, he now says he’s a balanced and happy man who’s enjoying his life. He even has a new single coming out entitled “Go 4 It” featuring Snoop Dogg. The song has fans excited and calling it the song of the summer. Corey Feldman’s entire album, Angelic 2 the Core, drops on June 22.
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