Corey Feldman reveals the name of his sexual predator
Fox411: 80’s star Corey Feldman went with Dr. Oz and revealed John Grissom, an actor with parts in two of Feldman’s movies, such as the man who attacked him when he was 14.
Corey Feldman and Corey Haim in the late 1980’s Hollywood successes and pitfalls will be included in the new Live-film, “A Tale of Two Coreys,” Feldman says will tackle their battle with childhood sexual abuse in a TV-friendly way.
“Because it’s a TV movie, they could not go into the details—like when it came to that Haim is the real perpetrator was, we had to sugar coat and present it in a more TV-application, that way,” Feldman told People. “It is like you are a G-rating to an X-rated storyline. There was a lot of sex and drugs that are a part of the story, which obviously you can’t show on television.”
The TV movie, set to premiere Jan. 6, will feature young actors Elijah Marcano and Justin Ellings and take a look back at the former child stars’ rise to fame and the abuse that they experienced while working in the entertainment industry.
Feldman first met Haim on the set of 1987’s “The Lost Boys”, where the two novice actors formed a fast friendship. As Feldman and Hiam become teen heartthrobs, the dark side of fame later revealed himself to the young actors, Feldman claims. In 2013, Feldman came up with the memoir, “Coreyography,” in which he detailed the alleged abuse.
Haim died in 2010, and Feldman is more pronounced than ever lately, inspired by the recent demise of Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, whose career crashed when it was accused of abuse by dozens of women.
“We were in the middle of our trip, and all of the sudden the Harvey Weinstein thing broke. I’ve tried to keep blinders on,” he told People. “But every time I would go on social media, people asked me:” What is the matter? Scroll to a name? Now is the time.’ Ultimately, I just felt the pressure after about a week.”
Feldman told the People that the sharing of his experiences with the audience also helped him become more transparent with his son, Zen Scott Feldman.
“He pretty much hear every conversation that I have,” said Feldman. “We are very open and very, very, often to communicate.”
And while the former child star is hoping to return to the show ever, for now, he is enjoying the emphasis on helping others while working on personal healing and health.
“They are old scars,” he told People. “I’m not going to say that it has no influence on me, a number of central level, every once in a while. I feel like I let so much of the hatred just roll off of my shoulders. I have a quiet life.”
Feldman is also currently working on the financing for a film about his experiences that he wants to produce itself.
He said that his late pal Haim would be glad he is open.
“[Haim] said: ‘I want my story to be told, so if anything ever happens to me, I want you to tell my story,” Feldman recalled.