In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal comes the news that former child star Corey Feldman is planning to expose an alleged Hollywood paedophile ring in an upcoming documentary.
Feldman is calling for supporters to crowdfund a film he claims “can literally change the entertainment system as we know it”. In a recent YouTube video, the actor went so far as to say the documentary will name those involved in the ring.
“Right off the bat, I can name six names; one of them is still very powerful today, and [it’s] a story that leads all the way up to a studio. It connects paedophilia to one of the major studios.”
Feldman first spoke about the subject on Barbara Walters’s chat show The View in 2014. In his recent video (above), he goes into detail about recent harassment, police arrest and death scares that are turning his life upside down.
With the documentary still in the planning stage, Feldman, who states he was a victim of systemic child abuse in the 1980s along with fellow actor Corey Haim, is already building support for his Indiegogo campaign, which will fund not just the film but security and legal costs.
Haim died in 2010, reportedly of pneumonia, although even his death was shrouded in shady stories involving a drug overdosing.
With more and more high-profile stories of sexual abuse coming out (including one involving former US President George Bush Sr), this documentary might just be the final push that Hollywood needs to get its house in order.
Corey Feldman featured in a string of successful films in the 1980s including Stand By Me, The Goonies, Gremlins and The Lost Boys. Chris Prindiville