Corey Feldman feels “shattered” by the lack of support from colleagues in Hollywood. Here, the actor arrives at the iHeartRadio Music Awards in Los Angeles, in May 2014.
Corey Feldman has felt somewhat justified because of his ties with the actor naming Hollywood sexual predators on the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office in 1993 and again in December. But despite his recent victory, the former child star still feel that he has not received much support from colleagues within the entertainment industry since he spoke with his accusations.
“I’m still shocked by the fact that I haven’t had more support from my colleagues,” he said to the People in a new interview. “Fear is a monster. This is the fear that remains the secret of life, this is the fear that keeps this whole thing going.”
In October, Feldman said that he had given the names of sexual predators in Hollywood, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office during their investigation into abuse against Michael Jackson in 1993. The Sheriff’s Office denied his claims, saying that they had found no record of Feldman only names. But in December, two months later, the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s office discovered the tapes were sent to the Los Angeles Police department were they were later found.
“I guarantee you that there are other children, that was it for these experiences. They need to stand up and use their voice,” he said to the People. “There are producers who know about the things that happened on their device, or agents who know things about their customers, and actresses and actors themselves—it is time to use our voices.”
After the tapes are discovered, a part of Feldman’s interview with the Santa Barbara detectives was heard on a December episode of Dr. Oz.
Work on the increase of sexual abuse awarness in the industry, Feldman is set to release a TV movie, “A Tale of Two Coreys,” about the sexual abuse he experienced as a child star in January on Lifetime. In the film, Feldman says that the abuse that he and his late best friend, Corey Hiam, experienced as well as young child stars.
With his upcoming TV-movie, which Feldman helped to produce, the actor hopes to pay tribute to Hiam, who died in 2010, and to shed more light abuse in the entertainment industry a topical issue that rocked Hollywood in 2017.
“He said: ‘I want my story to be told, so if anything ever happens to me, I want you to tell my story.’ I said to him: ‘Why don’t you just tell your story yourself?’ “Feldman told People. “He said: ‘I’m afraid. I can’t do it. I am not strong, but if I die, I want you to do it.’ A year later he died and I was faced with that particular truth.”