One of the most famous child actors from the 1980s has opened up about sexual abuse he suffered at the hands of older men in Hollywood and how his friendship with Michael Jackson was the healthiest relationship he had.
In a new book, Coreyography, Corey Feldman, from hit movies ‘Stand By Me,’ ‘The Lost Boys,’ ‘Gremlins’ and ‘The Goonies,’ recalls his often twisted friendship with fellow child star Corey Haim and how the pair were told by trusted adults that it was normal for older men and young boys to have sexual relations in the industry.
Feldman explains his family life wasn’t happy: his former Playboy model mother dyed his hair blonde at age four and tortured him about his weight, force-feeding him diet pills. Meanwhile, his father only seemed to care about him when they were getting high together, he writes.
From ABC Nightline – Celebrity Secrets: Underage and Famous