I was reading some comments over at Breitbart on the Harvey Weinstein meltdown, and Corey Feldman’s name came up. People know that Harvey Weinstein is the tip of the pervert iceberg in Hollywood, and many of us have been reminded of the allegations that Feldman has made:
They were passing us back and forth to each other. [Alison Arngrim] from Little House on the Prairie said [in an interview], “Everybody knew that the two Coreys were just being passed around.” Like it was something people joked about on studio lots. We’re not talking about huge executives and directors that I am aware of that were involved in this. The people that I knew doing it were publicists, they were photographers for teen magazines, things like that.
Horrific stuff, to be sure, and that’s excluding the even more gruesome stuff at the link.
Here’s my problem:
[U]nfortunately California conveniently enough has a statute of limitations that prevents that from happening. Because if I were to go and mention anybody’s name I would be the one that would be in legal problems and I’m the one that would be sued. We should be talking to the district attorneys and the lawmakers in California, especially because this is where the entertainment industry is and this is a place where adults have more direct and inappropriate connection with children than probably anywhere else in the world.
We’ve been hearing for some time about how Feldman is just itching to come forward and name names, but dammit, he just can’t because of that pesky statute of limitations.
Aside from NBC, the networks would love to get the exclusive interview on this. He could have told The Hollywood Reporter last year. He could talk to the LA Times. Hell, I would talk to him and post the damn thing unedited. At this point, what could the people who molested him do? Sue him?
Obviously, everyone in Hollywood who works with kids isn’t a damn pedophile, so it’s hardly enough to just issue a blanket condemnation on the whole industry, especially if, as Feldman says, one of his abusers is still working. That means, if the story is true, that there’s an abuser working with children right now, and Feldman knows who it is. Right now. But statute of limitations, you know.
Feldman has the chance to be a far bigger hero than any of the aging starlets who suddenly regret blowing Harvey Weinstein. Unfortunately, unless someone, whether or not his name is Corey Feldman, decides to come forward and take the risk, I can’t really conclude that this smoke has a fire.