If you think that sexual harassment against female actresses in Hollywood is bad, you might be shocked to learn that sexual abuse against children is the real Hollywood dirty secret.
In an in-depth interview with The Hollywood Reporter in 2016, actor Corey Feldman, the ‘Goonies’ and ‘Lost Boys’ star opened up about his best friend Corey Haim’s rape by a man at age 11, and the preteen parties where predators stalked and groomed their marks.
Feldman has alleged in the past that Haim was raped at age 11 by a powerful person in Hollywood and the experience led to Haim’s drug addiction issues. Feldman’s pal and “Lost Boys” costar died in 2010 at 38 from pneumonia.
Fox News reports:
Feldman claimed in October that he had given the names of sexual predators in Hollywood to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office in 1993 during their investigation into Michael Jackson’s molestation charges. The Sheriff’s Office denied those claims, saying they had no records of Feldman revealing such information, until now.
Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office public information officer Kelly Hoover told Fox News on Tuesday night in an emailed statement:
“Following the recent inquiries into the Sheriff’s Office interview of Mr. Feldman in 1993, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office conducted an additional review for any stored items remaining from the Michael Jackson investigation.
In a container which included the original reports from the investigation, the Sheriff’s Office located some detective working copies of audio recordings made during the investigation. A copy of Mr. Feldman’s interview was located.
The recording is being turned over to the Los Angeles Police Department. Due to the fact that this case involves the alleged sexual abuse of a child, we are unable to comment further and any documentation or evidence related to this case is exempt from release.”
Fox News had originally reached out to the Sheriff’s Office in October at which time they responded, “We are aware of the statements that Mr. Feldman is making regarding an investigation in 1993. Our records do not indicate that he named any suspects.”
Feldman, 46, had claimed in a Today show interview with Matt Lauer that he “sat down and I gave them names. They’re on record. They have all this information.”
The “Stand By Me” star has launched a campaign to raise $10 million in order to make a movie about sexual misconduct in the entertainment industry.
Fox News reached out to Corey Feldman and the Los Angeles Police Department but did not receive comment.