Corey Feldman campaigning to make film about Hollywood child abuse

By Wade Sheridan  |  Oct. 26, 2017 at 11:31 AM
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Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Corey Feldman has launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise money to produce a film that he says will expose the pedophilia found in Hollywood.

Feldman, who wrote in his 2013 memoir Coreyography that he was sexually abused and molested alongside his friend Corey Haim as children by predators in the entertainment industry, has gained extra attention in recent weeks as women continue to raise claims of sexual harassment and abuse against film producer Harvey Weinstein.

The actor has faced pressure on social media to release the names of those who allegedly molested him, leading Feldman to announce his plans to make the film that will be the "most honest and true depiction of child abuse every portrayed."

"People have long awaited a response from Corey as to what exactly happened in his childhood alongside best friend Corey Haim. In his book, Coreyography, Corey describes what happened but it isn't clear who exactly the predators are. The best way, he feels, in order to tell the whole story, is for Corey to come forward in the form of a film about his life. We are embarking on a dangerous and exciting journey to get to the bottom of the truth. However in doing so there are great security risks," reads the description of the Indiegogo campaign created by his wife Courtney Mitchell that is asking for $10 million to make the film. So far, over $95,000 has been raised.

"I told everybody a few days ago that I had a plan to try and hopefully bring to light what is happening in the world of entertainment as far as perverts and pedophiles and all the topics of what we've been discussing," the Goonies and Stand by Me star in a video promoting the project.

"Right off the bat, I can name six names - one of them who is still very powerful today," he continues. "And a story that links all the way up to a studio. It connects pedophilia to one of the major studios."

Feldman also states in the video how he feels he has put his life at risk since announcing the project and cites how he underwent a "near-death experience" recently when two trucks came speeding at him on a crosswalk.

On Saturday, Feldman was charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana, driving under suspension and speeding when his tour bus was pulled over for exceeding the speed limit. On Twitter, Feldman posted a rant saying he was not arrested or jailed, claiming the timing of the incident was "ironic."

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