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Corey Feldman Struggles to Make Doc on 'Hollywood Pedophiles'

The former child star also reassesses his friendship with Michael Jackson
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 28, 2019 12:58 PM CDT
Former child actor Corey Feldman, who says he was sexually molested as a young teen, speaks at the State Capitol in Albany, NY, on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, in support childhood sex abuse victims and...   (Skip Dickstein/The Albany Times Union via AP)

(Newser) – Corey Feldman is still waging a war against what he calls widespread Hollywood pedophilia—which has earned him online enemies and led him to see an old friend in a new light, Rolling Stone reports. "It caused me to have concerns," he says of Finding Neverland, the HBO doc in which two men claim Michael Jackson abused them as children. "It's the standard grooming process that they describe. Everything was similar [to what I experienced] up until the sexual part. Everything. He bought me gifts, a Watchman TV, a gold watch from Disneyland. So was he grooming me and I just never ended up being his pick? Or was that just who he was?" Now married with a child and living in Woodland Hills, Calif., the 47-year-old former child star is also producing a documentary.

Truth: The Rape of Two Coreys is about a Hollywood A-lister who allegedly raped his best friend, late actor Corey Haim, and two industry men who allegedly molested Feldman. But Feldman's list of people willing to divulge Haim's version of events is dwindling. And Haim's mother, Judy, is in an online group dubbed the Wolfpack that produces YouTube videos claiming Feldman concocted the rape story about her son out of jealousy. Yet Feldman swears Haim begged him to tell the truth if Haim died first. "Nobody knows what it feels like to constantly console somebody whose life has been ruined by rape," says Feldman, "unless you've been there, holding them when they cry, bringing them back to life over and over, stopping them from walking around with a knife." Click for the full interview. (Or read more stories about Corey Feldman.)

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