Former child star Corey Feldman, one of the most prominent whistleblowers on Hollywood’s alleged pedophile ring, has vowed to dedicate himself to exposing that pedophile ring.
The fallout of the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal has sparked a conversation like never before on Hollywood’s sexually depraved culture, including pedophilia, which some say is rampant in the industry. Though Feldman, who began speaking out on Hollywood pedophilia in 2011, has led the charge, other former child actors, from America Ferrera to Elijah Wood, have confirmed the practice does exist in Tinseltown.
Since The New York Times reported allegations against Weinstein, more and more women (and men) have felt compelled to come forward with accusations against Hollywood’s sexual predators. As of now, four Amazon Studios executives, a Hollywood agent, and director James Toback have all been met with serious allegations.
While the exposure of specific predators is certainly a step in the right direction, the overarching story involves the industry’s complicity in the sexual abuse and how far up it goes. Are studio heads involved? Did major players know and do nothing? All questions that the public must have answered if Hollywood ever hopes to restore credibility and goodwill.
Feldman, for his part, being one who allegedly experienced such abuse as a child, now feels empowered to further expose the story. In a YouTube post, Feldman announced his TRUTH campaign and his desire to produce a film that will name specific names of Hollywood pedophiles, one of whom, he claims, still has immense power in the industry to this day.
His voice teeming with trepidation throughout the video, Feldman claims that forces have been trying to prevent him from coming forward with the truth, especially the past few days, during which his life has descended into “utter chaos.”
Last week, when Feldman announced on social media his impending plan to expose Hollywood’s pedophiles, he was arrested just days later for possession of marijuana, which he found rather “ironic.” Feldman also claims that “two trucks came speeding at me at the same time on a cross walk” and that several members of his band have “decided to quit because they’re afraid for their lives.”
In the video, the Stand By Me star states he can name six names off the top of his head, including one “who is still very powerful today and a story that links all the way up to a studio, it connects pedophilia to one of the major studios.”
Considering that it took over a decade to expose movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of his alleged sexual predations, beginning with the buried 2004 NYT story, Feldman knows that naming powerful names will become a costly legal venture that puts his family at risk. To help him out with his crusade and for “additional security,” he has launched an Indiegogo campaign, which can be donated to here.
“Corey and I fear for our safety, and we need protection to get this truth out,” Feldman’s wife, Courtney Mitchell, writes in the campaign description. “To do this in the way Corey envisions it will take both time and money.”
She continued, “Firstly as a security measure Corey has already written down the names and details of the events and given them to a trusted person of power, in case anything should happen to him or any member of his family before the film is finished.”