It’s been years since Corey Feldman, the star of blockbuster films like “Stand By Me” and “The Lost Boys,” came forward with allegations of sexual abuse at the hands of the Hollywood elite. In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, Feldman’s previous public statements about sexual abuse and rampant pedophilia in Hollywood are once again making headlines, along with pressure from outsiders for Feldman to go public in order to name names.
On October 19, 2017, Feldman took to Twitter in order to publicly denounce those who had sexually abused him throughout his career and who he believes ultimately led to the death of his longtime friend and former co-star, Corey Haim. While Feldman states that he will not be going on any talk shows in order to name those who abused him and other young stars in Hollywood, he says he is crafting a plan in order to see that those who damaged so many will pay in the end.
Feldman says that he knows that the statute of limitations has long expired and legally there is nothing he can do to have his abusers prosecuted. He also says that his choice to not name names isn’t for fear of being sued. Feldman claims he fears for the safety of his family.
While no one other than Feldman knows precisely what this plan entails, Feldman was one of the first of many Hollywood stars who would come forward to claim that they were sexually abused by other Hollywood movers and shakers. Initially, people scoffed at his claims, with Barbara Walters accusing Feldman of “damaging an entire industry.” It wouldn’t be until years later, when Harvey Weinstein was recorded admitting to grabbing a woman’s breasts, that the rampant problem of sexual abuse in the industry would be brought to light, with many changing their opinion on Feldman’s original statements.
Just days after Feldman’s Twitterstorm promising to take on some of the Hollywood big shots who continue to rape and abuse adults and children alike, news broke that Feldman was arrested prior to a performance with his band scheduled that evening.
This arrest has some conspiracy-minded folks raising an eyebrow, believing that the arrest was a means of shutting down Feldman’s message. The day following Feldman’s arrest, The New York Daily News reports that the band’s RV was stopped for speeding while on their way to perform in Monroe, Louisiana. Officers found a small amount of marijuana on the RV and placed Feldman under arrest. He was later released from Richland County Jail without being booked.
While the timing of Feldman’s arrest can be interpreted as suspicious, Feldman is no longer the only celebrity speaking out. With the trending hashtag “#metoo,” even Hollywood A-listers have taken the opportunity to go public with their horrifying encounters with Harvey Weinstein and others. The most recent story to break at the time this story was published reports that Netflix’s “Stranger Things” star Finn Wolfhard has fired his agent, Tyler Grasham, after allegations were made that he had sexually abused some of his clients.
With Feldman no longer running a one-man crusade, it would seem that judgment day is coming for Hollywood.