For years, Corey Feldman – who was a child actor in the 1980s – has been claiming that he was abused by important Hollywood figures. In 2014, he was invited on The View to discuss his past experiences in Hollywood. And Barbara Walters was not amused at all.
Indeed, when Feldman told Walters that the “richest, most powerful people in this business” were child abusers, she became visibly distraught.
Then, when Feldman warned parents about the dangers of pushing their children into the entertainment industry, Walters’ response was extremely telling:
“You’re damaging an entire industry”.
Why was she so dismissive, as if she was personally attacked? Maybe because she’s one of “them”?
Since then, Corey Feldman kept claiming that he, and his now-deceased co-star Corey Haim, were abused by important Hollywood men.
As an adult, Feldman has stated that he is a survivor of child sexual abuse. According to him, he was molested by a man he first identified only as the alias “Ron Crimson”, who worked as an assistant to Feldman’s father. Feldman has indicated that “Ron” facilitated his initiation into drug addiction. Feldman later identified that man as actor and former personal assistant Cloyd Jon Grissom; he also accused child agent Marty Weiss, and former talent agent and Hollywood underage club owner Alphy Hoffman of having sexually abused him.
– Corey Feldman, Wikipedia
In 2017, Feldman claimed that he was targeted by death threats due to his efforts in exposing Hollywood child abuse ring.