In his new autobiography, the former child star says that he, Corey Haim and others were often sodomized on the set of their films
Corey Feldman will release his memoirs, Coreyography, in the coming weeks, describing his rise to stardom at a young age, before falling from grace and into relative obscurity as his years progressed. Perhaps known best for his work with off-screen best friend Corey Haim, the actor has admitted for the first time that both he and Haim were the victims of sexual assault in their formative years. What's more, Feldman also claims that some of Hollywood's leading figures were behind the attacks.
Feldman goes into detail about the sexual abuse he, Haim and many others have endured in Hollywood
Both Feldman and Haim were known for their consuming drug habits, and the autobiography goes into vivid detail about some of the nights of debauchery the former teen heart throbs went through in their younger years, but Feldman's memoir also reveals a much darker side to Hollywood that surpasses child drug use. Feldman explains in Coreyography that at the height of his fame, the crop of young stars dominating the Hollywood scene at the time were regularly picked off and sexually abused by senior Hollywood personel.
The two Coreys starred on their own A&E reality series in the early 2000's, called The Two Coreys, in which Haim confronted Feldman and told him how he had been sexually assaulted when he was younger. At the time, Haim claimed that he was regularly molested by an unspecified 42-year-old for two years, a scenario that Haim also claimed Feldman knew about. At the time, Feldman denied the claims and they received little media attention, but now Feldman has gone on to confirm the claims that Haim initially made in the first episode of the second season of the reality show.
The first time he has acknowledged the abuse, his acceptance of the past events could blow the lid off a deprived Hollywood sub-culture, similar to what is happening with Project Yew Tree in the UK. Feldman writes that, whilst on the set of the 1987 film The Lost Boys - the film that began their lasting friendship - Haim told his friend that he was already on the receiving end of sexual abuse from a senior male film worker, who had also told him that sexual relations with older men in the industry were perfectly normal among movie types. It was also around this time, according to Felman's memoirs, that both he and Haim were introduced to hard drugs, namely cocaine. At the time, the two were 14-years-old.
Corey Haim passed away from pneumonia in 2010
“Within hours of our first meeting, we found ourselves talking about ‘Lucas,’ the film he made in the summer of 1985, the role I had wanted for myself,” Feldman writes, as quoted by the New York Daily News. “At some point during the filming, he explained an adult male convinced him that it was perfectly normal for older men and younger boys in the business to have sexual relations, that it was what all ‘guys do.’ So they walked off to a secluded area between two trailers, during a lunch break for the cast and crew, and Haim, innocent and ambitious as he was, allowed himself to be sodomized.”
Without naming anyone, Feldman goes on to claim that the man who sodomised Haim “walks around, one of the most successful people in the entertainment industry, still making money hand over fist.”
Feldman too recounts his own sexual encounters with older men, and says that he too was led on a downward spiral of drug addiction and sexual abuse by older, domineering men working high in the movie industry.
At one point, Feldman also recounts his friendship with Michael Jackson, and says that he and Haim spent a lot of time with the controversial singer. Feldman at no point accuses Jackson of sexual abuse, and claims that their relationship was purely a plutonic friendship.
Feldman goes on to directly connect the abuse he and Haim received as youngster to the consumptive drug abuse that consumed both of their lives, eventually leading to Haim's death in 2010. He goes on to charge that the “number one problem in Hollywood was, and is, and always will be, pedophilia.”
Feldman's accusations could blow the lid off of a sordid Hollywood tradition