'Paedophilia is Hollywood's biggest problem,' explosive claim by former child star Corey Feldman
By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
Last updated at 9:17 PM on 12th August 2011
Actor Corey Feldman has sensationally claimed that his Lost Boys co-star Corey Haim was the victim of a paedophile who was also a Hollywood mogul.
The Lost Boys actor said he was 'literally surrounded' by paedophiles at the age of 14, but didn't realise 'until I was much older what they were and what they wanted.'
In a special report, 'Underage And Famous' for ABC's Nightline show, Feldman blamed former co-star Corey Haim's death at the age 38 on the abuse he suffered at the hands of a 'Hollywood mogul' he refused to name.
Victim of abuse: Corey Feldman has claimed that Hollywood is a playground for padeophiles and said they preyed on him and the late Corey Haim
The 40-year-old former child star said that paedophiles were 'like vultures' in the entertainment industry and alleged that the 'casting couch' even applies to children.
The pair were two the Eighties biggest child stars, alongside River Phoenix, and in addition to The Lost Boys, Feldman starred in iconic eighties movies The Goonies, Stand By Me and The 'Burbs.
He told Nightline: 'The number one problem in Hollywood was, is and always will be paedophilia," he said.
Exposé: He told ABC's Nightline that an abusive Hollywood mogul for the death of his friend Corey Haim
'It's all done under the radar... But it's the big secret.'
'There was a circle of older men that surrounded themselves around this group of kids. And they they had power or connections to great power in the industry.
'I was surrounded by them when I was 14 and I didnt even know it. It was only when I was old enough to know what they were.
'They all had either their own power, or connections to great power in the entertainment industry.'
Like brothers: Corey Haim and Corey Feldman in the 1987 film Lost BoysIn 2008, the pair who confronted each other on their reality show, The Two Coreys. Haim said to Feldman: 'You let me get f***** around in my life, raped, when I was about 14 and a half.
'So I'm asking you, what did you do when you saw that s*** going down?'
To which Feldman responded: 'I was being molested at the same time... what did you do about it?'
Like brothers: Corey Feldman and childhood friend, the late Corey Haim seen together in Feb last yearThe 40-year-old previously revealed in an interview with GQ that he was molested by his assistant as a child.
Feldman says he believes the trauma of the abuse affected Haim for the rest of his short life. He died last year aged 38.
He said: 'The person that knows who did it and knows who he is is watching right now I guarantee it.
'There's a lot of good people in this industry and there's a lot of really, really sick corrupt people in this industry.
'And there are people that have got away with it for so long that they think there above the law and that's got to stop.'
Feldman, who married wife Susie on a reality show in 2002, said that he would not put is son, Zen, seven in movies.
He is also one of very few stars who won't allow his child to be photographed on the red carpet.
Haim's mother was contacted for comment but told Nightline she refused to respond to anything Feldman had to say. She added she wished he would only talk about himself.
Icons: Corey Feldman and 80s popstar Debbie Gibson starred in Katy Perry's Last Friday Night video as her parents Feldman was not invited to the funeral of his former co-star.
While his career has not reached the stellar heights of his child actor years, he recently starred alongside 80's pop star Debbie Gibson as Kathy Beth Terry's parents, Katy Perry's alter-ego in her Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) video.
Last year his rock group Feldman and Truth Movement released the Eco friendly album Titled "Technology Analogy".
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