You probably knew being a child star was majorly effed up. But did you know Hollywood was literally crawling with pedophiles? It’s true, according to someone who would know: former child star Corey Feldman.
“I can tell you that the number one problem in Hollywood was, is, and always will be pedophilia,” he told ABC’s Nightline for their titillatingly named special Underage and Famous. “It’s all done under the radar. It’s the big secret. I was surrounded by them when I was 14 years old. Surrounded. Literally. Didn’t even know it. It wasn’t until I was old enough to realize what they were and what they wanted and what they were about that I went ‘oh my god, they were like vultures.’”
As amusing as it might be to think of Corey Feldman surrounded by a multitude of grown men driven wild by his animal magnetism, this is a pretty serious claim. That quote makes it sound like he wasn’t actually molested, only menaced, but he later talks about how both him and Corey Haim were victims of sexual abuse, and how Corey Haim’s ultimately fatal drug problem was the result:
There’s one person to blame in the death of Corey Haim, and that person happens to be a Hollywood mogul. And that person needs to be exposed but unfortunately, I can’t be the one to do it.
Maybe I’m missing something here, but why can’t Corey Feldman be the one to do it? He seems pretty ideally situated to me. He’s not really in the industry anymore, and if I believed someone had molested my friend, ultimately leading to his death, you can bet I’d be putting up flyers with his face on them all over the place.
Anyway, they asked Corey Haim’s mom what she thought of all this, and she was understandably not too excited to talk about it. “I’m not wiling to discuss or respond to anything Corey Feldman has to say,” she said in an email. “I wish he would talk about himself only, and leave my son out of it.”
Will Corey Feldman blow the lid off this “pedophiles run Hollywood” story? Or do his cryptic statements imply he already has another whistle blower in mind? I wonder what Macaulay Culkin thinks of all this?