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."