Corey Feldman has launched a “Truth Campaign” to finance a documentary about his life and uncover the truth surrounding sexual abuse in Hollywood.
In an almost seven-minute video, Feldman explains his plans to shed light on alleged pedophiles working in entertainment. His plea is prompted by a chain reaction of sexual harassment allegations being brought up within the industry, starting with Harvey Weinstein.
“What I am proposing is a plan that can literally change the entertainment system as we know it,” he says. “I believe that I can also bring down, potentially, a pedophile ring that I have been aware of since I was a child. Right off the bat, I can name six names, one of them who is still very powerful today. And a story that links all the way up to a studio. It connects pedophilia to one of the major studios.”
As of Wednesday afternoon, his Indiegogo campaign has raised $23,317 of its flexible $10 million goal.
“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,” he says. “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.”
He continues, “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.”
Feldman previously revealed that he and his childhood friend Corey Haim were molested as young actors by Hollywood heavyweights. In the video, Feldman calls upon his fellow ’80s child stars to come forward with their own stories.
“I’m very afraid to do this. It’s not easy. I’ve been living in fear and have been living with this my entire life,” he says. “As most victims have, I’ve been made to feel awkward, misunderstood, and I’ve been degraded at great levels. Rumors have been told, stories have been made up about me. And I’ve been insulted and degraded in ways that were unimaginable to me. All because they fear what I know as the truth.”
He adds, “Not just the entertainment industry, the entire world, the entire planet can come together over this issue because our children are the most sacred things we have.”
Corey Feldman through the years
Corey Feldman through the years
EIGHT IS ENOUGH - 'Cops and Toddlers' - Airdate: October 25, 1978. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) L-R: TODD SPERO;STEVEN HARRIS;COREY FELDMAN;SUSAN RICHARDSON;TRACY JUSTRICH;PAGE TAYLOR;HEATHER HOBBS
Corey Feldman (Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage)
American television and film actor Corey Feldman poses for a magazine shoot, United States, December 1986. (Photo by Epics/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS - JULY 26: Model Cindy Crawford and actor Corey Feldman attend the 11th Annual Video Software Dealers Association (VSDA) Convention on July 26, 1992 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Corey Feldman during Michael Jackson's 30th Anniversary Celebration - Arrivals at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)
Corey Feldman during Greenpeace Flagship Rainbow Warrior - February 2, 1992 at Los Angeles Harbor in San Pedro, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Corey Feldman during Frederic Fekkai Oscar Beauty and Fashion Suite - Day 4 at Frederic Fekkai in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by Jean-Paul Aussenard/WireImage)
Corey Feldman during Corey Feldman Celebrates His 33rd Birthday at Shelter Nightclub at Shelter in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Todd Williamson/FilmMagic)
Corey Feldman during Melanie Segal's Platinum Luxury Suites, in Celebration of the MTV Movie Awards - Day 1 at Le Meridien in Beverly Hills, CA, United States. (Photo by Dale Wilcox/WireImage for Platinum Publicity)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 27: Actor Corey Feldman performs at the after party for the A&E Premiere Screening Of 'The Two Corey's' on July 27, 2007 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
HOLLYWOOD - SEPTEMBER 24: Actor Corey Feldman arrives at the Fox Reality Channel's 'Really Awards' held at Avalon Hollywood on September 24, 2008 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Barry King/WireImage)
Actor Corey Feldman arrives on the red carpet of the Los Angeles premiere of 'Spread' at the ArcLight Hollywood on August 3, 2009 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 03: Corey Feldman sighted in London on January 3, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 28: Corey Feldman attends the launch of former Pussycat Doll Kaya Jones's Hollywood Doll Boutique at the Iconic Sweet! on June 28, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 01: Actor Corey Feldman attends the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on May 1, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 01: Corey Feldman attends the Ovation TV premiere screening of 'Art Breakers' on October 1, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/Getty Images for Ovation)
INGLEWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 20: Actor Corey Feldman poses backstage during the first ever iHeart80s Party at The Forum on February 20, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)