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Pedophilia is the main problem for child stars – Actor Corey Feldman

Her accusations have resurfaced following claims Sheen raped Corey Haim (pictured together) when Sheen was 19 and Corey just 13Credit: Getty – Contributor


Pedophilia is the main problem for child stars – Actor Corey Feldman



Actor Corey Feldman has opened up about the serious damage caused to him and his friends by being famous and underage, including the loss of innocence and a lost childhood.

Feldman said that the adults around him were to blame, not just those looking to profit from charming children, but also some with far more sinister motives.

“I can tell you that the No. 1 problem in Hollywood was and is and always will be pedophilia,” Feldman said.

“That’s the biggest problem for children in this industry… It’s the big secret.”

Feldman, who starred in films such as “Stand By Me,” “Goonies,” and “License to Drive,” claimed that the “casting couch,” the old Hollywood reference to actors being expected to offer s** for roles, applied to children.

“Oh, yeah. Not in the same way. It’s all done under the radar,” he said.

Feldman revealed that he was surrounded by pedophiles when he was 14 years old, and he didn’t even realize it.

“It wasn’t until I was old enough to realize what they were and what they wanted … till I went, Oh, my God. They were everywhere,” Feldman said.

The trauma of pedophilia contributed to the 2010 death of his closest friend and “The Lost Boys” co-star, Corey Haim, Feldman said.

“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,” Feldman said, adding that he, too, had been s**ually abused by men in show business.

Feldman said his realization followed the discovery of what some adults around him had allegedly done to other children.

“There was a circle of older men … around this group of kids.”

“And they all had either their power or connections to great power in the entertainment industry.”

Feldman admitted that Haim struggled with addiction but said it was a mechanism to cope with his demons.

“It was a symptom,” he said.

Feldman said he and Haim confronted each other on their dark past in their 2008 reality TV show, “The Two Coreys.”

“[T]here’s a lot of good people in this industry, but there’s also a lot of really, really sick, corrupt people. And there are people … who have gotten away with it for so long that they feel they’re above the law, and that’s got to change,” Feldman said.

Chris Snyder and his late boss, Iris Burton, managed Feldman at the height of his career, along with many other big child stars such as Drew Barrymore, the Olsen twins, and River Phoenix.

“I’ve never heard that one about Corey Haim,” Snyder said, referring to Feldman’s new allegation.

“Snyder said for most child stars, parents are the biggest potential problem.

“Many child performers don’t want to do it, but the parents want them to, he said.

“The biggest problem … is when the parents start to live through the kids and quit their jobs, and buy expensive houses, buy expensive cars,” Snyder said.

“And the parents aren’t understanding it’s not going to go on forever. And it just wrecks everything.”

Feldman’s parents managed his career until money came between them and the young star.

“I got legally emancipated by going to the [Screen Actors Guild] producers pension, health and welfare plan myself at 14 years old and saying, ‘What were my earnings, and what’s left?'” Feldman said.

He said he was told he had earned about $1 million, “which is really not that much money , but in those days it was,” and $40,000 was left.

“And guess what? When I went in for the emancipation trial, my father said, ‘Since I spent my time with you on your last film and took it away from my office where I should have been focused, instead I’m going to ask you for that $40,000 back as repayment for the money that I lost in my business,'” Feldman said.

He had to pay his father, he said, putting him in debt at the age of 15.

Court records of the trial are sealed.

In a statement to ABC News Feldman’s father said, “I love my son with all my heart; however, his lifestyle has impaired his memory.

“I opposed his emancipation because he was not mature enough to face life in the world of show business.

“I feel the court made a mistake in allowing him to be on his own and out of control.

“Any money that the court awarded is a fraction of his claim, and this was reimbursement for strictly professional expenses since after Corey’s Mom and I separated she received Corey’s income, and I ended up with his expenses, i.e., private school, a publicist, professional wardrobe, traveling expenses, and lots more.

“This helped to save his career while he was in trouble with drug problems.

“I thought I was doing the best for my son, and I am always here for him.”

Feldman said he would never want his son to experience what he did as an underage celebrity.

“Child stars have nothing,” he said.

“They have no choice. … I was never taught how to have a family.

“I was never taught how to raise a child because I wasn’t raised properly.

“I was never taught how to care for somebody because I was never shown genuine love.”

“I knew how to read a contract by 10 years old, but I didn’t know what it meant for somebody to come in and tell me they loved me and kiss me goodnight,” Feldman added.

“That’s a problem.”

Hollywood has long been accused of tolerating or even enabling pedophilia.

Feldman’s claims have brought attention to the issue and sparked a renewed conversation about child protection in the entertainment industry.

The actor has been vocal about his efforts to expose the pedophiles in Hollywood, but he said he had faced resistance from the industry.

“Unfortunately, I’ve been silenced my whole life,” Feldman said.

“I’ve been silenced my whole career. And, you know, it’s sad, but it’s true.”

“And, you know, at this point, that’s what I’ve always said, is that I’m not afraid to die, but I’m not going to die while the truth is still suppressed.”

Feldman’s claims have also faced criticism and skepticism from some in the industry.

“I’ve never seen him around any child actor or anything like that. So, I mean, you know, he’s just making allegations,” actor Tom Arnold told CNN.

“I hope that if there’s somebody, if there’s somebody out there that knows something that they come forward and let law enforcement do their job.”

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