2016: Corey Feldman said he’d love to name names on Hollywood pedophilia

Tell him not to bother. From Seth Abramovitch (May 2016) at Hollywood Reporter:

A recent interview with Elijah Wood has reignited the conversation on pedophilia in the entertainment business. The Lord of the Rings star later clarified, first to The Hollywood Reporter and then on his personal Twitter account, that his comments about “something major … going on in Hollywood” were based not on his own experiences and observations but rather on news reports and the 2015 documentary film An Open Secret.

But another former child actor — Corey Feldman, star of such iconic 1980s movies as The Goonies, Stand by Me and The Lost Boys — was not so lucky. In past interviews, his A&E reality series The Two Coreys and his 2013 memoir, Coreyography, Feldman has detailed how he was preyed upon by men in the industry. His own experiences were not as nightmarish as what befell his Two Coreys co-star, the late Canadian actor Corey Haim. Haim was just 11 when, Feldman says, a man raped him on a movie set. (Haim died in 2010 at age 38 after years of drug addiction.)More.

Reality check: Why not just assume that there are Harvey Weinsteins in Tinseltown who happen to prey on kids? Actually, why not assume that the whole barrel of apples is bad? Must we sort through every one?

And if anyone brings up a moral opinion any typical Hollywood person has, quietly change the subject. Changing one’s viewing habits would make even more difference. Learning what those people had to be willing to do in order to get a chance to entertain us should feel like watching a dogfight while knowing how awful a life it is for the dog.

See also: Three times as many Academy Award winners thanked Weinstein as thanked God


What Weinstein cost Hollywood is the right to self-righteous posturing