Corey Feldman vows to release names of Hollywood pedophiles during ‘Today’ show interview

Corey Feldman sat down for his first TV interview, since launching a campaign to finance a film that would expose a sex ring of pedophiles in Hollywood.

Speaking to Matt Lauer on the “Today” show Monday morning, Feldman did not name any names of his alleged harassers from his days as a child star, citing legal ramifications, but he did vow to eventually “release every single name that I have any knowledge of.”

Last week, Feldman launched a campaign to raise $10 million dollars to finance a film project about Hollywood pedophiles. Lauer pressed Feldman on his hefty goal, which has raised eyebrows. “Why do you need $10 million,” Lauer asked.

“It’s not a documentary. It’s a film. I want to make a feature film, which is why I need the budget,” Feldman reasoned. “It will be a very true story. We will have every name…we’re talking about a theatrical release.”

Lauer brought up Feldman’s 2013 memoir, “Coreyography,” asking “The Goonies” actor why he didn’t release names in that book.

“The publishers prevented me to name names,” Feldman said, “which is why I’m taking the matter into my own hands.”

So far, Feldman’s campaign has raised roughly $200,000. Lauer questioned Feldman on why he’s taking time to raise money for a feature film, instead of going to the police and releasing the names sooner. Feldman said he has did go to the police back in the early ’90s, and released the names during in interview investigation Michael Jackson. Feldman says the police never investigated his claims.

“I’ve told the police. In fact, if anybody wants to go back to 1993 when I was interview by the Santa Barbara Police Department, I sat there and I gave them the names. They’re on record. They have all of this information, but they were scanning Michael Jackson. All they cared about was trying to find something on Michael Jackson,” Feldman recalled. “Michael is innocent. That’s what the interview was about with the police in 1993…I told them, ‘He is not that guy…I know the difference between pedophiles and somebody who is not a pedophile because I’ve been molested. Here’s the names. Go investigate.'”

Feldman also said he’s gone to the police about death threats he’s received. He claims the police have done nothing to protect him. Feldman says in addition to needing the $10 million to fund his film, he needs the money for his attorneys and a security team for his own protection.

“There are thousands of people in Hollywood who have this same information. Why is it all on me?” Feldman said. “I’m the victim here. I’m the one who’s been abused. I’m the one who’s trying to come forward and do something about it. There are thousands of people out there who have this information.”

“There is a statute of limitations in the state of California,” Feldman continued. “It’s that way only where the movie industry, conveniently enough, is in California…if I went to the police, I would be the one getting sued.”

Feldman believes that the domino effect of sex scandals being exposed in Hollywood, most recently with allegations against Kevin Spacey, will help him tell his story.

“There’s a lot of darkness in Hollywood right now and I believe it’s been there for quite some time, and as we’ve seen with the Harvey Weinstein scandal, it continues to unfold every day,” Feldman said. “It’s going to continue unraveling. This is just the beginning, this is just the tip of the iceberg…everything you’re seeing is building up to what I believe is a dam breaking open.”

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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)
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