Former child actor Corey Feldman is garnering a lot of support for his new fundraiser designed to raise money for a film that will reportedly out Hollywood pedophiles. Yet, with the support comes controversy, as numerous people, including late actor Corey Haim’s mother, contend that he doesn’t need to make a movie to name the names of the Hollywood honchos involved in pedophilia.
“I vow that I will release every single name that I have knowledge of, period. And nobody’s going to stop this,” Feldman told Matt Lauer on Monday morning’s Today show.
Feldman has alleged for years now that powerful people and not-so-powerful people in Hollywood, including executives, producers, and more, are taking advantage of young child stars by sexually assaulting and molesting them. Lauer reminded the actor of how long he’s been accusing these elusive people, and also how long he’s held onto their names.
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Lauer:”In all fairness, we’ve been down this road before with you and you promised and you promised in the past to name names.”
Feldman: “No, never.”
Lauer: “In your book, when you were talking about your book, you said you were going to blow the lid off this.”
Feldman: “And this is why I am doing this, because when I wrote my book, the publishers prevented me from writing the names.”
Lauer: “OK, that’s what I meant by we’ve down this road before. We didn’t get the names we were promised last time.”
Feldman: “Which is why I am taking the matter into my own hands and which is why I need America’s support. I need the world’s support because I must make a film with no executives, no VPs, no lawyers….”
Lauer: “But why do you need $10 million dollars? Film students make movies for fractions of that.”
Feldman: “That’s a film student, we’re talking about a theatrical release. We’re talking about I am going to four-wall the theaters, I’m going to self-distribute, self-market, make the film, and hire a team of attorneys who are going to protect me and the film when everyone comes after me.”
As the interview continued, Lauer brought up a question that many social media users have been asking for days. Why doesn’t Corey simply go to the police? Lauer also touched on the point the every day Feldman waits, another day goes by where current child stars could be getting victimized.
Feldman explained that he told authorites 1993 and nothing came out it. Now that the statute of limitations have passed, he feels he’ll get sued if he makes another report.
“I told the police. In fact if anyone wants to go back to 1993, when I was interviewed by the Santa Barbara Police Department. I sat there and gave them the names. They are on record. They have all of this information, but they were scanning Michael Jackson. All they cared about was trying about to find something on Michael Jackson.”
“There are thousands of people out there, Matt, who have this information,” Feldman continued. “Any one of those child actors that went to the teenage soda pop clubs with me when I was a kid, know who those people are and the people who ran it. Anybody can go back through history and look at the Teen magazines and say what was the name of that venue they were promoting and who ran that venue own who endorsed it.”
Alphy’s Soda Pop Club, a club designed for children “in the industry” ages 16 and under, was a popular hangout for tween and teen stars of the 1980s. The Hollywood-based business lasted from 1986 to 1989. The club, said to be “super exclusive,” only opened its doors to select child celebrities who somehow got an “in.”
Later, Feldman told Today show’s Megyn Kelly that he tried “time and time again” to get the story, but was alway roadblocked. From police to investigative reporters, Feldman claimed no one bothered to listen to him.
When pushed to release the names of the abusers, Feldman named Marty Weiss, a man convicted of child molestation. He gave strong hints regarding another man who Feldman said abused him, but stopped short of giving his full name.
Watch the interview below:
[Feature Photo: YouTube/Today Show]