(Zero Hedge) For years, actor and former child star Corey Feldman has been warning anybody who would listen that Hollywood is a place where adults have more inappropriate contact with children than probably anywhere else in the world.
So it’s unsurprising given the renewed focus on sexual assault and harassment brought about by the Harvey Weinstein scandal that Feldman’s accusations would receive renewed attention, considering he made the media rounds as recently as 2016 to talk about how a pedophile ring in Hollywood abused him and his friend, fellow actor Corey Haim – actions Feldman blames for Haim’s eventual death from a drug overdose.
And yesterday, he returned to the “Today” show and, during an interview with Matt Lauer vowed to release the names of six men who he alleges participated in the abuse of himself, Haim and other young stars. The interview followed Feldman’s announcement in a YouTube video last week that he was launching an Indiegogo page to try and raise money for a feature film about pedophilia in Hollywood that he hopes to direct. However, as Lauer pointed out, Feldman’s target budget – $10 million – appears lofty. But the former child star appears determined to tell his story the way he wants it to be told.
Of course, legal problems stemming from sexual-harassment or -assault allegations are a major problem for Hollywood’s victims, as the Weinstein scandal helped to expose. Yet Feldman, who starred in 1980s classics like “Stand By Me” and “The Goonies”, is wrong about the California statute of limitations on sexual abuse cases – it was thrown out late last year by Gov. Jerry Brown. Still, it’s not altogether unreasonable – particularly for somebody who is not accustomed to having his allegations taken seriously – for Feldman to be afraid of legal repercussions of outing powerful pedophiles.
But after simmering on the backburner for years, the levee of public outrage over pedophilia in Hollywood could very well be about to break.Case in point: Over the weekend, actor Anthony Rapp – famous for his roles in “Rent” and “Dazed and Confused” – accused actor Kevin Spacey of molesting him when he was 14. In an unprecedented development, Netflix cancelled Spacey’s show House of Cards, and the actor has suffered tremendous reputational damage that could threaten his ability to find work.
In the shuffle of the Weinstein allegations, some have pointed out that Bryan Singer, who directed the X-Men movies and other mega-budget blockbusters, has been repeatedly accused of pedophilia, has been able to easily find work despite the stigma. Two lawsuits alleging abuse by Singer were eventually dismissed, but actors have continued to single him out.
Regardless of whether Feldman ever comes forward, it appears Hollywood is finally being forced to acknowledge that both men and women are subjected to sexual abuse and coercion, though perhaps not in the same numbers.
According to PageSix.com, Corey Feldman recently was interviewed by Dr. Oz and named two more of the pedophiles:
Feldman recently had a contentious interview on “Today” regarding a plan he has to name the accused pedophiles only after he raises $10 million online to make a film on the topic.
The mother of Haim, his late pal and co-star, publicly objected to the fundraising idea, saying, “He doesn’t need $10 million to do it.” But “Dr. Oz encouraged [Feldman] to call the LAPD again after child abuse claims. He revealed two new names,” an insider told Page Six.
Feldman tells Oz in an interview: “This guy on his MySpace page and his Facebook page has got pictures of me and Corey Haim. He still taunts it and flaunts it.” He then says in a clip on the phone to the LAPD, “I’m going to give you the names of everybody . . . everybody I’ve got knowledge of, and I would like you to start putting the pressure on all of them.”
Feldman tells Oz of one accused pedophile, “They’re living in Mexico . . . I found that out a week-and-a-half ago. I had a very lovely fan — I don’t even know that they’re a fan or just somebody that cares about this topic. But somebody on my Twitter feed posted a video saying, ‘This is the guy.’”
Feldman has canceled a tour to focus on his campaign to out pedophiles who prey on child actors in Hollywood.
- Corey Feldman Vows To Release Names Of 6 Powerful Hollywood Pedophiles | Zero Hedge
- Corey Feldman calls LAPD to out pedophiles during Dr. Oz appearance – PageSix.com