For several years, Corey Feldman has alleged that he was sexually abused as a child actor. These incidents, he claimed, cast a shadow over his entire life and drove him to drug and alcohol misuse. For a long time, he did not point any fingers, but that’s now changed significantly. Over the past few weeks, in the wake of the Weinstein scandal, he has appeared on television and named the men he alleges are responsible for the abuse.
Feldman has always been adamant that his childhood was marked by abuse. His parents, he claimed, did nothing to help, and in a 2012 interview with The A.V. Club he described his early years as “child slavery.” His 2013 biography Coreyography went into more detail about his stardom and earlier life.
Feldman said in the memoir that his father was mostly absent from his upbringing, and his mother was abusive. She force-fed Feldman diet pills, he claimed, and bullied him to the extent that he considered taking his own life. Then he was given an assistant to help manage his career, a man Feldman named in the book as “Ron.” Feldman also alleged that Ron molested him.