Corey Feldman—the child star of 80’s movies including Stand By Me, The Lost Boys, and The Goonies—is launching a $10 million crowdfunding campaign in order to create a documentary about his life that will include an exposé of the pedophilia he claims is an open secret in Hollywood.
Feldman has previously said that as a child he was preyed upon by older, powerful men in the entertainment industry. His late friend, the child star Corey Haim, was similarly targeted, he said.
“I’m not alone,” Feldman said in a video about the crowdfunding campaign. “I know there are thousands of others that have experienced what I have experienced in the entertainment industry. I also know that there are peers of mine who know exactly what I’m talking about and know all of the details but have been afraid to come forward with their own truths.”
The $10 million funding goal will cover film costs as well as security and legal costs to Feldman and his family, the Indiegogo campaign says.
“As a security measure Corey has already written down the names and details of the events and given them to a trusted person of power, in case anything should happen to him or any member of his family before the film is finished,” the campaign says.
Feldman said he knows the identities of at least six abusers, including one who is still powerful today. He also said a major Hollywood studio is responsible for enabling this abuse.
After the Weinstein scandal broke, other stars have said they were targeted by older industry figures as children in the industry. Reese Witherspoon said she was sexually assaulted by a director at 16, and Molly Ringwald said she was first molested by a crew member at the age of 13.
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