In the past few days, a deeply disturbing fragment of news broke making elaborate claims about paedophilia in Hollywood. Now, even more fuel has been added to this vile and twisted fire.
Last week it was Elijah Wood who started to unearth the ‘darkness in the underbelly’ of Hollywood, stating that there was a long term child sex scandal going on in Hollywood similar only to that of the Jimmy Savile revelations which emerged in 2012.
But now, an in-depth interview with child star Corey Feldman, who became a lovable household name after staring in Stand By Me, The Goonies, and The Lost Boys has come forward to expand on the claims, saying that there are serious predators still ‘prominent in the business today’.
While Elijah Wood argued that the child sex scandal in Hollywood did not affect him directly, Corey Feldman was not so lucky.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Corey spoke of how he was molested, while also speaking openly about his close friend and fellow actor Corey Haim, who was raped when he was 11-years-old and sadly passed away in 2011 following years of dependency on hard drugs.
In the interview Feldman said:
[Haim] had more direct abuse than I did. With me, there were some molestations and it did come from several hands, so to speak, but with Corey, his was direct rape, whereas mine was not actual rape.
And his also occurred when he was 11. My son is 11 now and I can’t even begin to fathom the idea of something like that happening to him. It would destroy his whole being.
When asked about the evil predators who preyed on the pair, Feldman said, ‘Let’s just say it this way: I know every single person that interfered with his life and he knew every person that interfered with mine’.
Terrifyingly, Feldman added that at least one of those who preyed on him and Haim was ‘still prominently in the business today’, while adding that paedophilia is most definitely still going on in Hollywood.
Expanding on the matter he said:
It’s more now than ever because nowadays you can use the internet to create fake profiles and fake accounts. They reach out to little kids on Twitter, they reach out to little kids on Facebook, and they say, “I’m a big producer and I can help you.”
With social media we have more access than ever to everybody. It’s a growing problem, not a shrinking problem.
Originally, Elijah Wood claimed that paedophiles in the industry had been protected for years by incredibly powerful figures, adding that child abuse in Hollywood was probably still taking place.
He added that the abuse was covered up for so long because victims ‘can’t speak as loudly as people in power’.
Yet again these are horrific revelations and I wouldn’t be surprised if we hear a lot more about the alleged child abuse cover up in Hollywood in the years to come.
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The Hollywood Reporter