Earlier today it was revealed that Corey Feldman had been ‘stabbed’ in an attempted murder case.
It was rumoured that Feldman had been confronted by three armed men in a revenge attack for being outspoken in calling out numerous sexual predators in Hollywood.
Feldman claimed he and numerous other child actors were subjected to abuse by a Hollywood paedophile ring.
IM IN THE HOSPITAL! I WAS ATTACKED 2NITE! A MAN OPENED MY CAR DOOR & STABBED ME W SOMETHING! PLEASE SAY PRAYERS 4 US! ???? THANK GOD IT WAS ONLY MYSELF & MY SECURITY IN THE CAR, WHEN 3 MEN APPROACHED! WHILE SECURITY WAS DISTRACTED, W A GUY A CAR PULLED UP & ATTACKED! I’M OK! pic.twitter.com/TZ0ppZeEWN
— Corey Feldman (@Corey_Feldman) March 28, 2018
However now an LAPD spokesperson has claimed Feldman has no injuries whatsoever, not even superficial ones, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The actor, who took himself to hospital with the supposedly non-existent injuries, claims to have been stabbed with an unknown object at 10:45 p.m in LA – however now the claims seem to be false.
LAPD spokesman, Luis Garcia, explained:
There is no indication of a laceration.
However Garcia confirmed that Feldman does insist he was stabbed and they are continuing to investigate.
— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) March 28, 2018
The attack reportedly happened when Feldman’s two security guards were distracted and armed men approached his car, according to The Mirror.
Writing on Twitter, Feldman explained:
IM IN THE HOSPITAL! I WAS ATTACKED 2NITE! A MAN OPENED MY CAR DOOR & STABBED ME W SOMETHING! PLEASE SAY PRAYERS 4 US!
THANK GOD IT WAS ONLY MYSELF & MY SECURITY IN THE CAR, WHEN 3 MEN APPROACHED! WHILE SECURITY WAS DISTRACTED, W A GUY A CAR PULLED UP & ATTACKED! I’M OK!
Police from the LAPD are investigating the incident as attempted homicide.
Feldman has been in the news recently for his claims that he and many others were sexually assaulted as child actors while working in Hollywood.
Back in November, Feldman claimed that he and fellow actor, Corey Haim, who tragically died in 2010, were abused by Hollywood paedophiles when they were children.
He added on Twitter that he believed the attack was revenge for such claims, writing:
I HAVE HAD MOUNTING THREATS ON ALL SM PLATFORMS BY THIS VILE “WOLFPACK” & THIS IM SURE IS A RESULT OF THOSE NEGATIVE ACTIONS! I HAVE REASON 2 BELIEVE ITS ALL CONNECTED! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! HOW SICK R THESE PPL?!?
Feldman made a name for himself starring in such films as Stand By Me, The Goonies, and Gremlins.
Last November, Feldman alleged Alphy Hoffman was one of his abusers – a man who continues to work in the industry.
He was known for his involvement with the most famous teen club in Hollywood which catered to almost every underage child star in its day.
Speaking to Dr. Oz, Feldman said:
Well he was the guy who ran Alphy’s Soda Pop Club, and I met him when I was 12 years old. He came to my house to pick me up in his car, and I had heard rumors that he threw the coolest parties in town and he was very connected.
When you got an invite to go to Bobby Hoffman’s [Alphy’s father] private party — this was a very big thing. And the fact that his son was coming to pick me up himself, was also a very big thing, and my mom ushered me into the car and said ‘go have fun’.
According to the actor, child victims were slowly groomed before being attacked at a series of sordid parties.
You know, the first few times I went it was fairly innocent. Those parties were relatively kid friendly but interestingly that’s where I met the guy that ended up molesting Haim… There was a bunch of these guys, they were all hanging out together at these parties, and the thing is there weren’t a lot of parents at these parties.
Feldman then went on to compare Alphy Hoffman to the first man he accused of abuse, Jon Grissom.
One night I was over there and we were watching a movie and I passed out while I was watching the movie, and when I woke up there was a porn on again. And I was like ‘Man, I’m really tired’… I remember I could barely walk. I don’t know what I was given at that time, but I know that I was really out of it.
And we went to the bedroom, and I was kind of passing in and out of it, and then it was like he started doing the same things to me that Jon [Grissom] had done… I kind of woke up in the middle of it, and I freaked out… I kind of threw him off me and I ran home.
Joseph Loftus is a Gold Standard NCTJ journalist with four years experience working for international and regional press.
As well as working for UNILAD and LADbible, Joseph has worked as Liverpool Correspondent for Unsigned & Independent Magazine, as well as stints with the Liverpool Echo and Warrington Guardian.