As we told you earlier, actor Corey Feldman has recently launched a $10 million fundraising effort in order to expose the rampant sexual abuse that takes place in Hollywood. He specifically noted that he wishes to make a film about this very issue and has appealed to the public for ten million dollars to fund the the film, a legal team as well as security detail.
Now some people are questioning his intentions. One of them would be his former co-star’s mother, Judy Haim. Corey Haim was reported to be Feldman’s best friend in the 1980’s, who passed away 2010 due to pneumonia when he was just 38 years old. He was one of Feldman’s co-stars in the cult hit ‘The Lost Boys.’
We all remember “The Two Coreys”, as they were known, as co-stars of a handful of films such Gremlins and the Goonies.
Now Haim’s mother is warning the public against Corey Feldman’s recent appeal to the public for fundraising, stating that Feldman is “a scam artist” and that this is all “part of a long con.”
In an interview, Judy Haim says she believes Feldman’s documentary fundraising and appearance on NBC’s ‘Today’ show, is a “distraction” from his recent drug arrest — just part of “a long con.”
Actor Corey Feldman — who announced a $10 million fundraising campaign on Oct. 25 for a purported documentary meant to expose Hollywood pedophilia— will be kicking off a national TV tour on Monday with back-to-back sit-downs on NBC’s Today show with Matt Lauer and Megyn Kelly.
Spurred by a new spotlight on the intersection of sexual assault and power in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein allegations, Feldman, 46, already has brought in more than $140,000 from over 3,000 backers. He’s been assisted by an emotional YouTube promotional video in which he discusses his wish to finally identify entertainment industry predators while explaining how his public comments on the subject in recent years have hurt his professional and personal life.“He’s been talking about revealing the names of his and other abusers for seven years, since my son died,”
Feldman’s would-be whistleblowing isn’t sitting well, however, with Judy Haim. The mother of late actor Corey Haim — Feldman’s starring cast mate in a slew of 1980s films and, according to his 2013 memoir Coreyography, a fellow sex abuse victim during their Hollywood youth — believes it’s a bogus exercise.
“He’s been talking about revealing the names of his and other abusers for seven years, since my son died,” says Judy, who has tangled with Feldman in the past about his contention that Haim, who died in 2010 at 38 of pneumonia, was repeatedly abused as a child by multiple individuals. (She’s convinced that a molestation incident involving her son occurred on a single occasion, at the hands of one man.) “Now he wants $10 million to do it? Come on. It’s a long con. He’s a scam artist. If he was serious about this, he’d share the information he has with the police.”
Judy believes the timing of the IndieGoGo campaign, shortly after a Louisiana drug bust Feldman has described as a “shakedown” and the accompanying breakup of his band a week ago, should be clear clues as to his motivation. “I don’t understand how the press that’s now giving him all of this attention isn’t getting it,” she says. “It’s all a distraction.”
Samantha Waranch, Feldman’s publicist, counters that the campaign is moving forward now in response to a groundswell of grassroots interest from her client’s supporters, and that the financial goal of the project will allow it to retain necessary editorial and distribution independence. She also underscores Feldman’s adamant belief that his recent arrest was potentially part of a plot to silence his outspokenness – “they were trying to keep him from talking or ruin his credibility, and he knows that many of his fans think that too” — and notes that a portion of the money raised will go toward protecting him during what he sees as a troubled time of prospective truth-telling.
“He legitimately fears for his life,” she says. “He has armed security with him right now.”
Here are some skeptical thoughts from Twitter:
IN CASE U MISSED IT, THE WAR HAS BEGUN, IF U FOLLOW ME, HELP ME: https://t.co/wU3kV0uddi
— Corey Feldman (@Corey_Feldman) October 25, 2017
It doesn't take money to tell the truth.
AND, why did you block me Corey????
— Cindy (@cindywalck) October 26, 2017
Message to #CoreyFeldman: you need to name names now! By withholding them and asking for money you put yourself in grave danger and undermine your credibility. Do it, please.
— Sue (@minot_susan) October 28, 2017
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