For a long time now, Corey Feldman has wanted to name names of Hollywood’s sexual predators.
He’s been outspoken about his own abuse, but has been reluctant to name the men who preyed upon him when he was a minor for a lot of understandable reasons.
Well, now he’s naming names. The video below shows a little context.
Corey Feldman has spoken about the sexual abuse that he and Corey Haim endured as minors.
Both were child actors — Corey Feldman, of course, was one of the stars of the classic children’s film, The Goonies.
Like so many survivors of child sex abuse, both Coreys struggled as adults with what they had experienced and the enduring trauma.
Though Corey Haim ultimately died of natural causes, he reportedly had low levels of eight different drugs in his system.
Many believed that it was drug use that contributed to Haim’s vulnerability to the illness that claimed his life.
It’s not uncommon for survivors of childhood traumas to self-medicate as adults or even while they’re still minors in order to cope with trauma.
In the eyes of many fans, it was sex abuse that claimed Corey Haim’s life.
Corey Feldman has written about his experiences, about child sex abuse rings that he believes pervade Hollywood.
But he’s always been advised by lawyers and editors to not name names, because doing so could expose him to a lawsuit.
Now, in the wake of multiple accusations of rape against Harvey Weinstein, more and more alleged sexual predators are being exposed in Hollywood.
Sexual harassment and sexual assault are, sadly, problems everywhere. From religious institutions to the military to businesses to schools to homes to … everywhere.
But, fortunately, more people are waking up to the realization that this is real and it has to change.
Directors and actors have been names. And now Kevin Spacey has been accused of molesting a 14-year-old, bringing a new voice to rumors that have followed him for decades.
Is there finally enough momentum within Hollywood and public opinion for Corey Feldman to name his alleged abusers without fear or reprisal?
Corey Feldman’s bold new step, in naming this man, seems to be partially because of Dr. Oz.
We cannot believe that the TV personality often characterized as a snake oil salesman who panders to gullible audiences with junk science and misleading factoids is using his platform for good. 2017 is wild.
In the clip that you’ll see below, Corey Feldman and Dr. Oz sit down so that Corey can call the police and report to them the name of one of his abusers.
Corey has long maintained that he told the police everything back in 1993, and that the recorder was turned off when he named names.
(That sounds like a bonkers conspiracy theory, but we have heard of cases of police departments with unhealthily close ties to the entertainment industry … Rose McGowan’s sudden arrest warrant comes to mind, actually)
The man that Corey Feldman and Dr. Oz identify in the clip below is an actor named Jon Grissom.
Grissom starred with Corey Feldman and Corey Haim in two different films. People believe that Jon Grissom is the "Ron Crimson" described in Corey’s book.
If so, that would mean that Grissom was hired in his 20s by Corey Feldman’s father
Dr. Oz has revealed that Jon Grissom ended up serving time in prison for child molestation back in 2003, and that Grissom has not registered as a sex offender since then and is therefore a fugitive from justice.
Which is probably why Corey Feldman felt comfortable going on Dr. Oz to issue this accusation.
Corey Feldman has previously named his former manager, Marty Weiss, without using a pseudonym. In 2012, Marty Weiss was sentenced for committing lewd acts on a child under the age of 14.
Again, that made him a safer person to name.
Anyone who has not been caught, however, could potentially sue Corey Feldman in order to silence him. Wealth and power can earn you a lot.