Corey Feldman has spent decades as an eccentric Hollywood personality. Having starred in big hitting eighty movies such as The Goonies, Gremlins, Stand by Me and The Lost Boys, the former child actor went the usual way of child actors and grew into a deranged adult. Renowned for his bizarre musical performances, erratic appearance, and drug-addicted behaviour the actor has spent the best part of the new millennium written off as just another child-actor-gone-wrong.
However, Corey has also often been seen as the face of Hollywood abuse. He has never been shy about connecting his troubled mental health to a childhood spent navigating the dark and seedy world of Hollywood. He has explicitly told parents of child-actors to “think twice” about their decision to enter the industry, and has frequently warned that Hollywood is filled with sexually exploitative and dangerous individuals. But, he has always stopped short of naming names.
Now, as more and more light is being shone on Hollywood than ever before, Corey has finally felt confident enough to come forward and name at least two of his abusers.
The first is John Grissom (pictured above). Corey’s former assistant from his child-actor years, the assistant has two acting credits to his name and is a convicted sex-offender wanted in the state of California for failure to appear at a parole hearing.
The second (pictured below) is talent manager Marty Weiss. He, strangely enough, is also another convicted sex-offender. Corey Feldman has also gone further and stated that sexual abuse is endemic to the industry, and that his fellow co-star Corey Haim was raped on set at the age of 11.
As of today Corey Feldman is seeking funding for a documentary that aims to further expose the harrowing culture of abuse and exploitation that is rampant throughout Hollywood. He claims that previous attempts to make the documentary had been shut-down but that now, as accusations gain momentum, he is able to crowdfund the movie and release it anyway. You can find the IndieGoGo campaign for Corey’s movie here.
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