Corey Feldman says he was not arrested for marijuana possession

By Karen Butler  |  Oct. 22, 2017 at 5:58 PM
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Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Actor Corey Feldman is denying media buzz claiming he was arrested this weekend for marijuana possession.

"4 THE RECORD, I WAS NOT ARRESTED OR PUT IN JAIL. I RECEIVED A MISDEMEANOR IN LOUISIANA, DUE 2 A MEMBER OF MY CREW HAVING MEDICAL MARIJUANA, WITH A LEGAL CA PRESCRIPTION, I HAD NOTHING ON ME, BUT WAS CHARGED BECAUSE ITS MY BUS. ALSO 5 OTHERS WERE CHARGED DUE 2 HAVING LEGAL MEDICINES WITHOUT THEIR PARTICULAR BOTTLES. NO ILLEGAL OR STREET DRUGS WERE FOUND ON THE BUS AT ALL! WHICH IS Y NOBODY SPENT THE NIGHT IN JAIL. HOWEVER WE WERE PROMISED THAT THESE CHARGES COULD ALL B DROPPED WITH PROOF OF PROPER SCRIPTS! IT WAS A BIT OF A GOOD OL SHAKEDOWN! AFTER WE PAID THEM IN CASH, THEY ASKED 4 PICS & AUTOGRAPHS, & THEN CALLED THE LOCAL PAPER 2 DO INTERVIEWS! I DO FIND THE TIMING OF ALL THIS IRONIC! BUT HAVE NO FEAR, WE R HEADED 2 HOUSTON, & WE WILL PERFORM THE BENEFIT CONCERT 2NITE 2 HELP RAISE $ 4 #HOUSTONRELIEF EFFORTS! NOTHING CAN STOP THE ASCENSION! #ANGELIC2THEFALLTOUR #COREYSHEAVENLYTOUR PLEASE SEND PRAYERS THAT ALL GOES SMOOTH!" the musician and former child star of The Lost Boys, Stand by Me and The Goonies wrote in a series of tweets Sunday.

The 46-year-old actor -- who is candid about how he battled substance abuse in his youth -- has long claimed he and other actors were molested as children by predators in the entertainment industry.

People magazine said Feldman's allegations have gained fresh attention in recent weeks as dozens of women have accused film and television producer Harvey Weistein of sexually harassing or abusing them.

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