Corey Haim's Mom Says Corey Feldman's Sexual Assault Claims Aren't True
Updated Oct. 30, 2017, 8 a.m. PT: Corey Feldman is doubling down on his claims that he's going to expose a pedophilia ring in Hollywood, while Judy Haim, mother of his longtime friend Corey Haim, says Feldman is making it all up and trying to con people out of the money he's raising for his exposé film.
"He’s been talking about revealing the names of his and other abusers for seven years since my son died," Haim said. "Now he wants $10 million to do it? Come on. It’s a long con. He’s a scam artist. If he was serious about this, he’d share the information he has with the police."
Feldman has long claimed that Haim was also a victim of multiple incidents of sexual assault when they were child actors. Haim's mother refutes that claim, saying her son (who died in 2010) was molested one time by one person.
"It’s disrespectful to sexual assault survivors and their loved ones in and out of the industry to get their hopes up about uncovering a massive conspiracy because he will not name names — ever," she said. "And if these people really are out there, and potentially [still] a danger, why wouldn’t he want to name them right now?"
Feldman responded to Haim's accusations by taking to Twitter to call her a "bad woman who vehemently protects evil."
Feldman also spoke to Today and doubled down on his statements about a child sex ring in the entertainment industry.
"I believe there's a lot of darkness in Hollywood right now, and I believe it's been there for quite some time," he said. "It's going to continue unraveling. This is just the beginning. It's just the tip of the iceberg."
Corey Feldman has long been speaking out about the alleged abuse he endured at the hands of at least one powerful Hollywood individual when he was a child star. Now, on the heels of a string of accusations and takedowns of powerful people accused of sexual misconduct starting with Harvey Weinstein Feldman is once again working to make his voice heard.
In a nearly seven-minute video accompanying an Indiegogo campaign, Feldman explains that he wants to raise money to produce a feature film shedding light on pedophilia in the entertainment industry, something he says is still a pervasive problem.
"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."
Feldman has a fundraising goal of $10 million, and as of Thursday morning, he had raised nearly $100,000.
"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 continues. "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."
Feldman adds, "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. 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," he says.
Feldman, who has been speaking out for a number of years about he and his friend, Corey Haim, being molested by powerful execs as child stars in the '80s, also calls for other child stars to come forward with their own stories.