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Corey Feldman made a documentary about sexual abuse he says could "bring down potentially a pedophile ring"

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Former child star Corey Feldman has long contended that he and his one-time best friend, the late Corey Haim, were molested by Hollywood insiders as children. Now, Rolling Stone reports in a lengthy, fascinating profile that Feldman has made a documentary about he and Haim’s experiences, one in which he apparently shines a light on “the two industry men who allegedly molested him at the age of 14" andthe A-lister and others who allegedly raped or molested his best friend.” This project is separate from his previous efforts to produce his story, which fell apart in the midst of an Indiegogo campaign.


“I believe that I can also bring down potentially a pedophile ring that I’ve been aware of since I was a child,” he tells Rolling Stone’s Erik Hedegaard. “Right off the bat, I can name six names, one of them who is still very powerful today. [It’s] a story that links all the way up to a studio [and] connects pedophilia to one of the major studios.” Feldman has named alleged abusers in the past, including former actor Jon Grissom. In 2017, the LAPD revealed it was investigating Feldman’s claims of a “Hollywood pedophile ring,” something that sounds outlandish until you remember the allegations brought against Bryan Singer earlier this year.

He claims to be speaking with seven people “who were told firsthand that this person raped Corey,” though it’s unclear if they’ll be in the finished documentary—the profile recounts how certain interviewees got cold feet after receiving death threats. It’s also unclear if the film—titled Truth: The Rape of Two Coreys—will ever see the light of day, as it has apparently been rejected by a number of studios and networks, including Lifetime, which aired the damning Surviving R. Kelly docuseries.

It’s true, however, that after years of addiction struggles, alienating stunts, and other bizarre claims, Feldman remains an unreliable narrator, and the profile doesn’t shy from highlighting what some could read as delusions of grandeur. It also touches on the “Wolfpack,” an “online gang” committed to harassing Feldman. “They produce YouTube videos with titles like ‘You Lowlife Feldman You Have Gone Too Far This Time,’” writes Rolling Stone, “and send out tweets saying, ‘If longing to see @Corey_Feldman get gang raped in prison is wrong, I don’t want to be right,’ and ‘I personally will never stop until CF is in prison or mental institution at best.’” Feldman believes they are mobilized by Corey Haim’s mother, Judy, who claims that Feldman is “desperately trying to destroy my son’s history, his image, his memory.

The profile also finds Feldman reacting to Leaving Neverland, the documentary alleging sexual abuse against Michael Jackson, with whom Feldman was friends as a child. He initially decried the film, but now he says it’s “caused me to have concerns.”

It’s the standard grooming process that they describe,” he says. “Everything was similar [to what happened to me] up until the sexual part. Everything. He bought me gifts, a Watchman TV, a gold watch from Disneyland. So was he grooming me and I just never ended up being his pick? Or was that just who he was? That’s the fucking thing. We’ll never know. But I would have been exactly his type. I was cute, short and blond. You know?”

Read the full profile here.


Randall Colburn is The A.V. Club's Internet Culture Editor. He lives in Chicago, occasionally writes plays, and was a talking head in Best Worst Movie, the documentary about Troll 2.