Corey Feldman’s heartbreaking stories of sexual abuse in Hollywood are receiving new attention this week, as many in Hollywood try to pretend to be shocked at the sexual abuse that goes on in show business.
The former child star has been speaking out about the abuse he suffered at the hands of older men, famously suggesting that his good friend, Corey Haim, who buried himself in a drug addiction that ultimately cost him his life, was driven to this state after suffering through abuse as well.
Now, it has come to light that, in the process of being questioned on his relationship with accused child molester Michael Jackson, Feldman told Santa Barbara investigators that he had been abused as a child and even named his abusers.
Despite the statute of limitations not having expired, investigators still did nothing.
“I know what it’s like to go through those feelings and believe me, the person who molested me, if this was him that did that to me, this would be a different story,” Feldman can be heard telling Sgt. Deborah Linden and Detective Russ Birchim in a recording obtained by Radar Online.
“I would be out there, up front, doing something immediately to have this man given what was due to him,” he says.
The interview was conducted when he was 22 in 1993. Despite the many allegations of child molestation raised against Michael Jackson, Feldman says Jackson never touched him.
Apparently, Feldman says, the detectives were only interested in Jackson and paid no attention to Feldman’s accusations.
“All names were given to police before statute had run out but they did zero,” he said on Twitter when a fan recently asked him what became of the investigation.
Feldman has often said that his abusers are massively influential men who are still working in Hollywood, and while he has never named them (he uses pseudonyms in his book, according to Daily Mail), some speculate if one of his abusers was Charlie Sheen.
Older men taking advantage of younger boys sexually was practically an institution in Hollywood.
“Slowly, over a period of many years I would begin to realize that many of the people I had surrounded myself with were monsters,” he writes in his biography, Coreyography.
Feldman and Haim, known as “the Coreys” during the height of their popularity for being both two of the most prominent child stars in Hollywood as well as best friends, confided in one another about the abuse they suffered at the hands of older men, who convinced them both it was completely normal.
“An adult male convinced him that it was perfectly normal for older men and younger boys in the business to have sexual relations,” Feldman writes of Haim. “That it was what all the guys do. So they walked off to a secluded area between two trailers… and Haim (was) sodomized.”
This is the real face of Hollywood, and no matter how many people in the business are currently trying to pretend they’re shocked at Harvey Weinstein’s behavior, they’re not.
It is sick to allow children to live in this dark and depraved world of show business, and Feldman agrees, writing:
“People always ask me about life after childhood stardom. What would I say to parents of children in the industry? My only advice, honestly, is to get these kids out of Hollywood and let them lead normal lives.”