Actor Corey Feldman Reveals The Dark Side of Hollywood
Renowned actor Corey Feldman speaks about his new book and the sexual abuse he says some child stars endured during their rise to fame. INSIDE EDITION reports.
"There are a few select people in this business who are sleazy, dirty dogs," said actor Corey Feldman.
Corey Feldman opened up about the dark side of Hollywood as he spoke about pedophile who he says prey on young, vulnerable child starts. He said it happened to him and his best friend Corey Haim in the 1980's when they were the coolest kids in town.
Feldman said, "The truth is being told for the first time, but I just wish it could have happened earlier. I wish that it could have happened while Corey was here to benefit."
Corey Feldman ignited an uproar with his new memoir, Coreyography.
The star of Stand by Me and The Goonies said he was sexually abused for years by a male actor—and other men—but he won't name names—except for one person, Marty Weiss.
INSIDE EDITION's Charlie McLravy confronted Weiss in the street and questioned him, "Did you become a talent manager in Hollywood so you could get access to young children?" Weiss then entered a residence and did not reply.
In his book, Feldman claims that talent manager Weiss molested Corey Haim in a hotel while they were shooting their 1987 hit, The Lost Boys. Weiss managed dozens of young wannabe stars until his career was upended in 2012 when he pled no contest to two counts of molesting an 11-year-old boy.
INSIDE EDITION's Megan Alexander asked Feldman, "What was your reaction to Marty Weiss' arrest?"
Feldman replied, "I was like 'Thank God, we can go get him. Now, we can start telling the truth.' "
Feldman said the abuse Corey Haim suffered led him to drugs. Haim died in 2010 of pneumonia at age 38.
Feldman said he told police about all the pedofiles who preyed on him when he was questioned about his friend Michael Jackson in 1993.
"Michael never did anything to me, but I was victimized, and I am going to tell you all the details of that victimization. So, I gave the names of the predators, but what was done about it? Nothing, not a single case was opened,"said Feldman.
Hard to believe, but Feldman is now 42 and the father of a nine-year-old son. His career was famously derailed by drug problems, but he said he's been sober for 20 years.
"I have had an incredible life, both highs and lows," said Feldman.
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