After Weinstein Downfall, Actor Corey Feldman Announces Documentary to Expose Hollywood Pedophiles

Former child actor Corey Feldman, best known for his role in The Goonies, has launched a funding campaign for a documentary project designed to expose what he says is systemic pedophilia in Hollywood.

"Right off the bat, I can name six names, one of them who is still very powerful today," he said. "And a story that links all the way up to a studio. It connects pedophilia to one of the major studios."

Feldman said that his previous attempts to discuss his own story of child sexual abuse were met with attacks on him for speaking up.

"I've been living in fear and have been living with this my entire life," he said. "As most victims have, I've been made to feel awkward, misunderstood, and I've been degraded at great levels. Rumors have been told, stories have been made up about me."

As of this printing, Feldman's campaign to produce the film has raised more than $55,000 from more than 1,000 donations.

Feldman opened up about sexual abuse in his 2013 memoir Coreyography, published by St. Martin's Press. But he did not name his abusers at the time.

"I'm very afraid to do this," Feldman said of his new film project. "It's not easy."

Enjoy this piece?

… then let us make a small request. AlterNet’s journalists work tirelessly to counter the traditional corporate media narrative. We’re here seven days a week, 365 days a year. And we’re proud to say that we’ve been bringing you the real, unfiltered news for 20 years—longer than any other progressive news site on the Internet.

It’s through the generosity of our supporters that we’re able to share with you all the underreported news you need to know. Independent journalism is increasingly imperiled; ads alone can’t pay our bills. AlterNet counts on readers like you to support our coverage. Did you enjoy content from David Cay Johnston, Common Dreams, Raw Story and Robert Reich? Opinion from Salon and Jim Hightower? Analysis by The Conversation? Then join the hundreds of readers who have supported AlterNet this year.

Every reader contribution, whatever the amount, makes a tremendous difference. Help ensure AlterNet remains independent long into the future. Support progressive journalism with a one-time contribution to AlterNet, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you. Click here to donate by check.