Published: Mon, October 30, 2017
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Corey Feldman to talk child sex abuse in live Today interview

Corey Feldman to talk child sex abuse in live Today interview

Feldman, who is known for the 1980s films The Goonies and The Lost Boys, said in a video October 25 that he intends to shoot a movie about being sexually abused as a child actor.

Which brings us to Feldman's appearance on this morning's TODAY show, in which he reveals more about his film project.

In his memoir, Coreyography, the Stand by Me star recounted in graphic detail the alleged sexual abuse he and Haim endured when they were young. "So everything you're seeing is building up to what I believe is going to be a dam-breaking opus". "All they cared about was trying to find something on Michael Jackson. who Michael was innocent", said Feldman.

'Henceforth, I need a team of lawyers and I need a team of security to be around me at all times to keep me safe so I can get this message done. "We will have every name - everybody that affected my life, I'm going to give the perspective that I can give, what I viewed, what I experienced, from a firsthand account".

"I know what it's like to go through those feelings and believe me, the person who molested me, if this was him that did that to me, this would be a different story", Feldman revealed decades ago to Sgt. Deborah Lindenand Detective Russ Birchim of abuse children suffered at the hands of Michael Jackson, who the officials were investigating at the time. There are thousands of people out there who have this information, Matt. "Okay I was with six other people, I have many witnesses to this".

Feldman then sat down with Kelly for an interview that was slightly less combative, although she did raise some additional questions about Feldman's strategy.

In one line of questions that took a unusual turn, Feldman claimed that some of the women who accused Weinstein of abuse "got some kind of upside" - the ones who received settlements to stay silent about the sexual abuse. "And if these people really are out there, and potentially [still] a danger, why wouldn't he want to name them right now?"

$10,000,000 is an enormous budget for even a feature-length documentary, so some skeptics might see this as a way for Feldman to be cashing in on his return to spotlight even if under such bad conditions.

If Feldman wanted to silence the critics who claim he's just looking for money, he didn't do himself any favors.

"Absolutely", Feldman agreed. "Nobody says that I have to wait until the film is done".

"Truth is an absolute defense to any defamation case", she said, "which means, if you are telling the truth, you have nothing to worry about".

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