Corey Feldman Says His Molester Works for the L.A. Dodgers, Still Needs $10M to Identify Him

If my tone on Corey Feldman’s claims about being molested as a child actor seem incongruous with other stories about Hollywood sex abuse scandals like Harvey Weinstein and James Toback, it’s because Corey Feldman has been saying this and that he was going to name his abusers for a decade now, and all he’s done is ask for $10 million dollars to make a film about it, some of which he claims he needs to hire lawyers and bodyguards. Seriously, if someone was going to bump Feldman off over this they’d have done it by now, not after he says they sexually assaulted him on national television.

Corey Haim’s mother told The Hollywood Reporter she thinks Corey Feldman is full of crap.

“He’s been talking about revealing the names of his and other abusers for seven years, since my son died,” says Haim’s mother, who has tangled with Feldman in the past about his contention that Haim, who died in 2010 at 38 of pneumonia, was repeatedly abused as a child by multiple individuals. (She’s convinced that a molestation incident involving her son occurred on a single occasion, at the hands of one man.) “Now he wants $10 million to do it? Come on. It’s a long con. He’s a scam artist. If he was serious about this, he’d share the information he has with the police.”

Judy adds that her understanding of the overall situation, gleaned over time, is that there is no all-powerful pedophilic ring at the studio level to uncover, despite Feldman’s hype, but likely rather a series of isolated incidents involving much lower-level individuals, often linked to film set relationships. “It’s disrespectful to sexual assault survivors and their loved ones in and out of the industry to get their hopes up about uncovering a massive conspiracy, because he will not name names — ever,” she adds. “And if these people really are out there, and potentially [still] a danger, why wouldn’t he want to name them right now?”

Feldman replied to that with this very sane and not at all unhinged tweet:

Then Feldman was on the Today show, where Matt Lauer pointed out Feldman had claimed he was going to expose this in his book, which was released in 2013 and, well, didn’t expose it or we wouldn’t be here. He did say that one of the men who molested him worked for the L.A. Dodgers, but refused to name him.

He also told Lauer that he had given all the names to the Santa Barbara police in 1993, but they didn’t take any action because they were only interested in hearing about Michael Jackson, who Feldman claims never touched him inappropriately. I have no reason to doubt Feldman’s claim, but that was also the plot of an episode of South Park.

Later in the program, Corey managed to lose the moral high ground to Megyn Kelly, of all people, who pointed out that the best way to assure his safety would be to name on national television the people he thinks are going to kill him and that he would be able to get a lawyer to defend him pro-bono if he was accused of libel. Not to mention the truth is an absolute defense of libel.

But the most interesting thing Feldman said, when Kelly brought up the women making allegations about Harvey Weinstein, is this: “We never were given an opportunity to possibly get an upside for our victimization.” Corey Feldman doesn’t do any of the things he does because he wants to help or to stop people, one of whom he claims is still powerful in Hollywood. Corey Feldman wants to make a movie and be a big Hollywood star again and keep his own name in the news. He’s just not a good enough actor to do that, so he’s doing this instead.

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