But Feldman was holding in a lot of pain caused by a deep dark secret. And that secret tore his world apart.
He recently spoke to People, alleging child abuse suffered as a child star working in Hollywood.
At this point, none of the accused have been named. So it’s hard to say how this whole thing will shake out.
But it’s important that we as parents and caregivers be mindful of the people we allow our children to hang around. Even if those people happen to be powerful Hollywood bigwigs.
Corey Feldman is speaking out once again about the alleged child sex abuse he suffered alongside pal Corey Haim – opening up about how they were invited to parties where adult men attempted to befriend them.
“When somebody approaches you and says, ‘Hey, this is a Hollywood party where you get to hang out with the powerful people in Hollywood,’ well that sounds like a great opportunity,” Feldman, 44, told The Hollywood Reporter.
Feldman’s latest comments come in the wake of Elijah Wood’s remarks to London’s Sunday Times, in which he reportedly said that there are “a lot of vipers” in the industry, and referred to the U.K.’s Jimmy Savile abuse scandal.
Feldman, meanwhile, told THR that he does believe there was likely some kind of shadow network that preyed on kids when he and Haim were young.
“Yes. I believe that Haim’s rapist was probably connected to something bigger and that is probably how he has remained protected for all these years. This person uses intimidation and threats as a way to keep people quiet…
Feldman also said that Haim, who died in 2010 at age 38, “had more direct abuse than I did.”
“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,” he said.
Read the rest of the story over on People.
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