'We Don't Know What's Going To Happen': Corey Feldman To Name And Shame Abusers In Explosive Documentary
Warning: This article discusses sexual abuse.
After years of speaking out about the pedophilia he claims he and his late best friend Corey Haim -- who died in 2010 after battling drug and alcohol addiction -- were subjected to while working as child actors in Hollywood, Corey Feldman is getting ready for the world to know the names of his alleged abusers.
While the actor, who starred in several popular films of the '80s including The Goonies, The Lost Boys and Stand By Me, first revealed he had been abused in his 2013 book Coreyography: A Memoir, his documentary My Truth: The Rape of Two Coreys will mark the first time he has revealed any names of the alleged perpetrators.
The documentary will go live tomorrow via his website after it was turned down by Netflix and other streamers for legal reasons.
In the explosive documentary, Feldman will name the names of six people involved in the alleged sexual abuse of him and Haim, with the star adding that one of the alleged offenders is someone so famous that "everybody on the planet knows" who they are.
“The one name that is the most dangerous, the one I’m most scared about -- it’s going to be like Harvey Weinstein all over again,” Feldman said of one alleged abuser on The Wendy Williams Show.
“[Haim and me] had both been molested as children," he said, adding, “He was raped physically. I was raped emotionally. I was molested."
Feldman previously claimed his Lost Boys co-star Haim was raped by a Hollywood producer when he was just 11 and his drug and alcohol problems, which eventually lead to his death at 38, were linked to the sexual abuse he suffered as a child.
Feldman has also revealed that, ahead of the doco's release, he's already hired 24-hour security to protect him, alledging there has already been "two attempts on his life".
He first revealed the extend of these alleged attacks on Dr. Oz last year, saying: “I believe [my abuser] reached out to somebody within my circle and made it known that he knows where I am, and he has a way to find me,” he began, adding, “So I kept going, and then another thing would happen. Then I get stabbed. Then I get almost run over. It’s just one thing after another that has happened over the last three years."
The latest in these apparent acts of intimidation came just days ago when someone left a 2020 calendar on his doorstep featuring three wolves and the words "Wolf Pack" -- which he claims is the name of the group attempting to silence him.
He revealed to fans that he had contacted police, tweeting a photo with law enforcement as "proof" he had made a report about the incident.
"There are things you have to do for insurance reasons when you’re putting out something like this. This is very, very dangerous stuff and it’s very risky stuff. You know we have to have 24-hour armed security, we don’t know what’s gonna happen,” he said in a more recent Twitter video.
He continued, “Of course we have fear, there’s been two attempts on my life. There obviously could be more, we hope not but we don’t know what’s going to happen … It’s scary, it’s very, very scary.”
"I am able to say the names of who did what and the details of who did what," Feldman said of the film. "There is going to be people who are going to be very unhappy that this is coming out. People who want it silenced. Nothing can stop it at this point.
"That's why we're only showing it one time. We want to get it out. I've done my job, I've kept my promise," he said.
Meanwhile, ahead of the film's release, fans across social media have come forward in support of Feldman, including #MeToo activist and fellow actor Rose McGowan.
In light of his own experiences. Feldman is working to start a movement known as #KidsToo to call attention to the abuse of children, particularly in the entertainment industry, and has been an avid supporter of California’s Assembly Bill 218, which grants victims of childhood abuse more time to report cases and was signed into law in October.
“We’re hoping it kind of clears the pathway for more justice and for more voices to be heard, because this is really about enabling the voice of the survivor and empowering the survivor and turning the tables. All of these years, it’s been about protecting the bad guys, and that’s the way the laws were written, unfortunately,” Feldman said.
“This law sets me up for the opportunity to go after these guys, but it also sets up anybody else who has been a victim of sexual assault from any abuser in the state of California in the last 50 years,” Feldman said.
“I watched what happened with the other cases, obviously I’ve been following everything very closely.”
Feldman is posting the film online March 9, the night before the 10th anniversary of Haim’s death.
Feldman's documentary, My Truth: The Rape of Two Coreys, will premiere on Tuesday Australian time via his website.
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