In his new memoir, Coreyography, Corey Feldman goes into great detail about the sexual abuse he suffered along with Corey Haim as young movie stars.
The book also describes years of drug abuse both he and Haim faced.
On the 1986 set of Lucas, Haim told Feldman that “an adult male convinced him it was perfectly normal for older men and younger boys” to be subjected to this.
It was “what all the guys do,” he recalls, “so they walked off to a secluded area between two trailers … and [Corey Haim] allowed himself to be sodomized.”
After relaying this to Feldman, Haim asked, “So, I guess we should play around like that, too?” Feldman dismissed him, saying, that’s “not what kids do, man.”
But Feldman went on to suffer a similar fate, specifically by a man named “Ron,” whom his father hired as his assistant and who abused him while on drugs.
“Corey was raped at the age of 11,” Feldman goes on, “and like many victims, drug use became an easy, if also tragic, way for him to escape that shame.”
Both Haim and Feldman battled substance abuse for years.
Feldman, 42, reached a breaking point when he was arrested for heroin in 1990 at 19. After two more drug arrests, he says he got sober for good.
Haim was not so lucky. In and out of rehab for addiction 15 times, he died 2010. Two years before he died, Haim had opened up about his demons:
“I was very, very awake and very ashamed of what was going on, how I put it, I was just … coming into Hollywood, man, [I was] just a horny little kid,” he says.
“Like on drugs, getting fed drugs, man, by vampires. Stuff happens when you are a kid, it scars you inside for life. I still blame myself to an extent.”
In 2011, Feldman said a Hollywood mogul abused Haim and is to blame for the late actor’s death, while pedophilia was and still is Hollywood’s #1 problem.
His memoir certainly echoes that theme and then some.