Is Hollywood run by pedophiles? That’s the claim being laid out by Corey Feldman, who says being a child star in the 80s got him molested. Actually, he says pedophilia is “the number one problem in Hollywood.” I thought it was 3D?
Talking to ABC Feldman says of his career, “I was surrounded by [pedophiles] when I was 14 years old. … Didn't even know it. It wasn't until I was old enough to realize what they were and what they wanted … till I went, Oh, my God. They were everywhere.” The way that phrased you might be thinking that he’s overreacting, maybe Corey thinks that people wanting to take his picture equals pedophilia or something… but wait there’s more.
Both he and his childhood friend Corey Haim have talked in the past about the fact that they were both molested at the same time. What’s more Feldman claims that Haim was molested by one powerful Hollywood mogul in particular. If that’s true, why not reveal that person’s name? Feldman says, “that person needs to be exposed, but, unfortunately, I can't be the one to do it.” Why not? You’re Corey Feldman, at this point in your life it can’t possibly hurt your career. Something’s fishy here.
It all comes down to how much can we really trust what Corey Feldman has to say. He has plenty of reason to lie here, alleging molestation is a great way to get extra publicity. Book publishers, for instance, are known to pay extra for celebrity tell-alls which contain a molestation story. Feldman can always use more publicity. But he seems so sincere, maybe we have to at least consider what he’s saying. After all, it would explain the career of Justin Bieber.
Except, Feldman’s accusations are pretty vague. They’re just specific enough to get his name in the headlines, but not specific enough to really prompt change or help any kid who may currently be caught in this alleged web of Hollywood pedophilia. Corey sums is up this way, “[T]here's a lot of good people in this industry, but there's also a lot of really, really sick, corrupt people. And there are people ... who have gotten away with it for so long that they feel they're above the law, and that's got to change” Do you believe him? Sound off in the comments below.
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