Former child star discusses sex abuse in Hollywood

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Former child star discusses sex abuse in Hollywood
BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer April 10, 2014

….Adults in the Hollywood system and his own family abused him mentally and sexually, he says, at a time when he was one of the world’s biggest child stars. He’s only recently figured out how to defeat these real-life terrors.

“It’s all about communication,” Feldman said in an interview with the Daily News this week. “Victims need to feel they can open up and express themselves in these situations.”

Feldman opened up about his own abuse in Coreyography, a memoir published in October that details the California native’s quick rise from television commercials to feature films, along with his often-rocky friendship with fellow troubled child actor Corey Haim, who died in 2010, and Michael Jackson, whom he first met on the set of “Goonies.”

One reviewer described the book as “unflinchingly bleak.”

“I had a very rough childhood,” Feldman said. “But when I was on the set and working with my peers, in films like ‘Goonies,’ I made deep bonds I still carry today. I try to look back on most of it in a good and positive light.”….

In Coreyography, Feldman claims he was sexually abused by men in his circles, including his own employees. They would often give him drugs before, during and after, and he developed addictions before he turned 18.

“I was just trying to depress those feelings,” he said. “It’s fairly common for victims to become addicts.”

Feldman didn’t identify his alleged abusers because the statute of limitations ran out years ago, but he said at least one is a well-known Hollywood figure.

Victims often recall the abuse decades after it happened, when memories are jarred loose by sobriety or therapy, and Feldman said abusers shouldn’t get a pass just because of the calendar….
http://articles.philly.com/2014-04-10/news/49035172_1_corey-feldman-goonies-crime-victims

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