Skip to comments.Actor Corey Feldman: Pedophilia #1 Problem for Child Stars, Led to Death of Corey Haim
Posted on 08/13/2011 6:48:04 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
Corey Feldman has no idea what it's like not to be famous. After all, he starred in a McDonald's ad when he was just 3 years old.
"I literally was famous before I knew my own name," he said in an interview with ABC News' "Nightline."
The ad led to roles in films such as "Stand By Me," "Goonies" and "License to Drive." He was a household name before he could read.
But being famous and underage, he said, caused serious damage to him and his friends, including loss of innocence and a lost childhood.
Watch the full story on the "Primetime Nightline: Celebrity Secrets" special "Underage and Famous," on ABC.
"I can tell you that the No. 1 problem in Hollywood was and is and always will be pedophilia. That's the biggest problem for children in this industry. ... It's the big secret," Feldman said.
"I was surrounded by [pedophiles] when I was 14 years old. Didn't even know 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, 40, 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.
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Corey Feldman, right, in The Goonies...
Corey Haim in 'Lucas.'
Corey Feldman and Corey Haim 2007...
This from the man who idolized Michael Jackson. Please let us hear from someone more credible.
I believe him. I believe it applies in politics too. God will not be mocked and these old molesters will face judgment day, despite what they currently “believe.”
Hollywood gays preying on young actors. Who woulda thunk? Sickening.
Feldman needs to man up and name names. It’s not like it would hurt his acting career. lol
Hey there are a lot of people who were impressed by Michael Jackson’s talent. I believe you are trying to deflect the truth here by making this thread about Michael Jackson.
PEDOPHILES RAGE THROUGHOUT HOLLYWEIRD AND WASHINGTON DC and that is the point.
Corey Feldman Speaks Out Against Michael Jackson
Hey, I got a great idea! Let’s give celebrities a media platform to bloviate about public policy and let’s all take them seriously! No important public policy issue should be made unless congress hears testimony from Sally Fields on farm policy and Jackson Brown on nuclear power and Matt Damon on economic policy. I mean, what could possibly go wrong? And Congress doesn’t have anything more important to do, does it?
Wonder if he means Rob Reiner?
I would guess that he’s afraid to spill the beans because he doesn’t have hard evidence. I don’t know what he gains by coming out with this information because saying this without naming names will still taint his image. Not that he has much of an image left...but nonetheless, it would do that.
Corey Feldman and Corey Haim...
Where did you read that?
This is disgusting, I’ve never heard this before but, wouldn’t doubt it for one minute. Hollywood is full of sick individuals. Just look at the casting couch.
What good would that do? Look at Roman Polanski.
IIRC, 100 Hollywood people signed a petition supporting pedophile Roman Polanski.
I love goonies!!!!
He has said that while he had issues with MJ, pedophila wasnt one of them.
He has said that while he had issues with MJ, pedophila wasnt one of them.
Pretty sure that that Hollywood Mogul is a HUGE Obama supporter!!! Liberalism is a MENTAL DISEASE!
That was the best super fun movie to watch ever.
I have no doubt about that.
I too was impressed by Michael Jackson’s talent and I’m not trying to make this thread about Michael Jackson. I’m saying that Feldman has no credibilty talking about hollywood and pedophilia when he idolized and emulated a weirdo and pedofile like Jackson. Granted he was a kid at the time and may have come under his influence but when he wears the hat and the similar hair lock at Jackson’s funeral in honor of Jackson, I don’t think we should take his views too seriously.
I like Jackson’s music but I wouldn’t hang around him.
Indeed. Childhood memories, in a court of law, against rich and powerful Hollywood types.. Corey would be sued into oblivion. I wouldn't go up against the Powers that Be in Uber Hollywood (PBUH)..
Here's Obama meeting the mogul's "date" at a WH state dinner.
A few survived, like the Cameron kids Kirk and Candice, stronger in their Christianity.
My daughter (aged 27) has been working full time & going for her JD for the last 4 years and just now started watching a little tv.
She remarked just last night how awful tv is for kids and what a horrible message a lot of teen shows send: the parents are stupid and to be mocked, made fun of, or ignored. And the kids run rampant with no moral values.
She grew up with "Saved By The Bell" and 90210 which, by today's standards, were pretty tame!
Yeah, because the mistakes we make at 14 must haunt us the rest of our lives. Right?
I’m glad that someone is finally admitting to being a victim. The Hollywood abuse machine has gone ignored for far too long. Can anybody with any sensitivity deny that Roddy McDowell and Liz Taylor were abused? Jodie Foster is another painfully obvious case. The X-rated “film makers” in West Hollywood are almost better, in that they only use over-18 people in production of their “art.”
I’m not saying that children should not or cannot innocently participate in public entertainment, just that I would never allow my kids to do anything more than a Christmas play. I grew up too close the entertainment industry to do otherwise.
No, you learn from them and don’t repeat them. And don’t help to build up people who take advantage of young boys and girls and then warn about it.
I've wondered about her too...
In 1934, Jessel married silent movie star Norma Talmadge who was married at the time that they started their affair. After their divorce in 1939, he broke into her house with a pistol and fired shots at her current lover.
Jessel was acclaimed and lionized by Hollywood---producing movies, and getting all manner of top jobs.
He was considered a humanitarian----and was active in the Civil Rights movement.
In 1969 even the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honored him....the pedophile was awarded the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, a Special Academy Award.
This may explain Lindsey Lohan too.
Ewww, strange vibes coming off that picture.
Same vibes from back when The Waltons’ grandpa was on tv. Didn’t find out until just recently why. He thought there was no better teacher for a 14 year old boy than a gay guy. Sick just thinking about that cast of kids on the show.
I always assumed Puzo included it because it represented reality in Hollywood.
A key part in the interviews is when Feldman’s long-time manager is asked about Feldman’s allegation as to what contributed to the death of Corey Haim, and the manager, Snyder, does not confront the question directly but deflects it by pointing the blame to over-bearing parents.
I am sure over-bearing parents are part of the problem, but, in the interview at least, the manager, Snyder, seems to not want to address the pedophilia claims of Feldman.
Does he know more than he is saying? Most likely.
Who ares those people??? Luckily I don’t know ANY of them!
Agreed. Those vibes again even when Jodie Foster was a kid. When I was a kid and had no clue about such things, I felt sorry for her and could hardly watch anything she was in. She seemed to have such a great sorrow about her.
shocked to hear that...
Will Geer was a big-time commie, too. Not a mere dabbler, a leader and recruiter.