Corey Feldman is continuing the conversation Elijah Wood started (and quickly tip-toed away from) by sharing both his and Corey Haim’s dark, sad experience with Hollywood’s child predators. Back in 2011, Corey Feldman spoke with ABCs Nightline and claimed that Hollywood had a major problem with pedos. He also blamed the innocence-killing actions of a high-powered movie mogul for Corey Haim’s death in 2010. This time Corey is talking to The Hollywood Reporter, and his story is still the same: that Hollywood is an ocean full of gross pedo sharks.
Corey Feldman reminded us what kind of abuse he and Corey Haim allegedly experienced as young actors. As we already know from Corey Feldman’s 2013 memoir, Coreyography, Corey Feldman alleges that Corey Haim confessed to him that he was raped on the set of Lucas when he was 11, and that his rapist told him that it was a “normal” part of the business. Corey Feldman adds that his own abuse was at the hands of “several” people. Both Coreys knew who each other’s alleged predators were. But just because Corey knows who is responsible doesn’t mean he’s going to start publicly pointing fingers. Corey would love to, but thanks to California’s statute of limitations, he could get into some legal trouble if he reveals who was involved.
“Let’s just say it this way: I know every single person that interfered with his life and he knew every person that interfered with mine.
I’m not able to name names. People are frustrated, people are angry, they want to know how is this happening and they want answers and they turn to me and they say, ‘Why don’t you be a man and stand up and name names and stop hiding and being a coward?’ I have to deal with that, which is not pleasant, especially given the fact that I would love to name names. I’d love to be the first to do it. But unfortunately California conveniently enough has a statute of limitations that prevents that from happening. Because if I were to go and mention anybody’s name I would be the one that would be in legal problems and I’m the one that would be sued. We should be talking to the district attorneys and the lawmakers in California, especially because this is where the entertainment industry is and this is a place where adults have more direct and inappropriate connection with children than probably anywhere else in the world.”
THR brought up the fact that the case against one of Hollywood’s alleged powerful predators, Bill Cosby, will be going to trial years after the accusations were made. Corey understands, but he says that his abuse happened decades ago, and the only way he could get involved in a child abuse case would be if a more recent victim got the ball rolling. Which could very well happen; Corey claims one of the pedos who allegedly molested him is still working in Hollywood, and is “prominently” in the business. He also says that he runs into said creep a lot, but has never confronted him on what he did.
You can read all of Corey’s interview here. It’s a huge, sad bummer. Corey says it’s a whole lot easier to prey on kids now than it was back in his day, thanks to Twitter and Facebook, and it’s getting worse. He also nods his head “Yes” regarding the secret Hollywood pedo parties mentioned in the documentary An Open Secret.
I have always had a soft spot in my heart for Corey Haim, and it’s probably because The ‘Burbs is practically my religion. I don’t know if Corey still talks to any of his ‘Burbs co-stars, but now would be a good time for Carrie Fisher to reach out and offer Corey an afternoon with Gary Fisher. I know cuddling a derpy Frenchie won’t make Corey’s past any better, but it can’t make it worse.