Tinsel Town may be a place where magic gets projected onto the silver screen, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have its own deep, dark secrets. As was revealed in recent weeks, some Hollywood execs like Harvey Weinstein have been preying on women for decades. But that’s not the only secret the industry is keeping.
According to actor Corey Feldman (perhaps best known for his work as a child actor in films like The Goonies and Stand by Me), there are many powerful people in Hollywood who are also pedophiles. In a seven-minute video, Feldman discussed the troubles he’s gone through as a result of his wanting to speak out, and delved into his plan to expose this part of the industry.
“I propose to do this by making a film that will be [the most] honest and true depiction of child abuse ever portrayed, by telling my own story in a very real way, in a very honest way, with no editing, no censorship, no studio behind it. I will make the film, I will direct the film, I will produce the film, and I will self-distribute it to guarantee it gets a theatrical release with your donations. Additionally, it will help me buy the security and the legal team I need to protect my family. Once it’s done, I believe we can revolutionize the film industry in a way that we can root out the evil and make it safe for our kids again.”
This isn’t the first time Feldman has brought up the issue of pedophiles in Hollywood. A few years back, he even mentioned it on The View, but has yet to fully speak out on the subject. From the sound of it, it’s been due to fear for his life. However, with the recent uncovering of bigwigs like Harvey Weinstein, he may have found that the time to speak was now.
Feldman’s Indiegogo campaign has a $10 million goal, and thus far around $100,000 has been raised. You can check out the campaign HERE.
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SOURCE: Corey Feldman, Variety