Corey Feldman has long been a bold, albeit largely ignored, voice against the disturbing trend of pedophilia in Hollywood.
Feldman has revealed he was a victim of many older men as young man working in the industry, and has always said the men who abused him are still working in Hollywood and are very powerful.
Recently, bolstered by the new attention sexual abuse in Hollywood is getting, Feldman began a campaign to raise money for a documentary he hopes to produce exposing his abusers.
Even more shockingly, he said he felt his life was in danger and needed funds for private security and a legal team to represent him. He has been certain that his abusers will do anything to stop his story from being told.
Yesterday, Feldman finally named one of the men who abused him as a child–John Grissom, who was his co-star in a number of movies when he was a teenager.
In an appearance on the Dr. Oz show, Feldman said that Grissom was part of the “Hollywood child sex ring” that preyed on him and his peers.
In a teaser clip released on Twitter, Dr. Oz and Feldman discuss the abuse and call the police together. Feldman tells the police he is willing to name all of his abusers.
— Dr. Mehmet Oz (@DrOz) November 1, 2017
— Dr. Mehmet Oz (@DrOz) November 2, 2017
Feldman told Dr. Oz that he had wanted to reveal these names in his 2013 memoir, but his legal team had insisted he use a pseudonym.
“We had to change the names legally,” he explained. “The lawyers made me change the names. … They gave me a list of three or four, you know, names. I picked the one that sounded closest to his name.”
His revelations brought about a wave of support from Twitter:
— Sean Astin (@SeanAstin) November 2, 2017
— Selma Blair (@SelmaBlair) November 2, 2017
— Asia Argento (@AsiaArgento) November 2, 2017
Earlier this week, Feldman said he wanted to make sure he had adequate legal representation before naming anyone. On the Today Show on Monday, he also named child talent manager and convicted sex offender Marty Weiss as another abuser.
On Dr. Oz’s show, Feldman addressed Grissom directly, saying: “Now is your time. Be a man for the first time and come forward yourself. Let it be known and you will be dealt with in a much more tolerant way, I’m sure. However, if you do not, we are coming for you.”