Corey Feldman has bravely shared his story about the sexual abuse he and friend Corey Haim suffered as child actors. However, the industry vet’s righteous cause has left him somewhat isolated from his peers.
As you surely know, the 46-year-old has been quite outspoken about the trauma he and Haim faced as up-and-comers. In fact, earlier in 2017, Feldman even exposed a few of his abusers.
However, despite the recent admissions, the Stand By Me actor has promised there is a lot more to the story.
Ahead of Lifetime‘s premiere of A Tale of Two Coreys, the El Lay native shared with People:
“People are finally listening and there’s a movement happening. This is your chance for redemption, but also a chance to have justice served not only for Corey and I, but for the rest of the world. There are still kids out there who are being victimized.”
As you may recall, Feldman launched a crowdfunding campaign to help finance his documentary about his dark past in Tinseltown. He continued:
“I guarantee you that there were other kids that had these experiences. They need to stand up and use their voice. There are producers that know about things that happened on their sets, or agents who know things about their clients, and actresses and actors themselves├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥it’s time to use our voices.”
We’re certain Corey’s right as, just in the last few months, Hollywood heavyweights — including Harvey Weinstein, James Toback, Kevin Spacey, Louis C.K., etc. — were exposed for having sexual misconduct scandals. Thanks to the #MeToo movement, several victims have come forward and named their powerful abusers.
On the viral campaign, Corey noted:
“With the #MeToo movement, a lot of people are coming out with their own stories, which is great. Instead of waiting for the ice to crack, let’s be more progressive about it. I’m trying to get everybody to stop keeping it hidden├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥let’s say our truth, let it out and get on with it. Then we can start to actually make changes.”
Sadly, as Feldman searches for the perfect outlet to tell his and Haim’s story, few in Hollywood have truly rallied behind his confession. Or, at least, that’s how Corey feels. He explained:
“I’m still shattered by the fact that I haven’t had more support from my peers… Fear is a monster. This is the fear that keeps the secret alive, this is the fear that keeps this whole thing going.”
Regardless, The Goonies star is determined to complete his mission and often thinks back to a “heart-to-heart” with Haim for motivation. From a March 2010 conversation with Corey, Feldman recalls:
“He said, ├óΓé¼╦£I want my story to be told so if anything should ever happen to me, I want you to tell my story.’ I said to him, ├óΓé¼╦£Why don’t you just tell your story yourself?’ He said, ├óΓé¼╦£I’m afraid. I can’t do it. I’m not strong, but if I die, I want you to do it.’ A year later he died and I was faced with that certain truth.”
The former child star is certainly living his truth now as he’s confirmed that “everyone who has done physical harm” to him has been named. We hope Corey is able to tell his side of the story in the way he’d like.
Keep fighting on, bud!
[Image via Sheri Determan/WENN.]