BREAKING: Hollywood’s Other “Secret” Exposed

October 18, 2017

The unfolding Harvey Weinstein scandal has exposed Hollywood as a pervert’s paradise. However, as bad as the allegations against Weinstein are, Hollywood may be hiding a much more horrific secret.

Years ago, former child actor Corey Feldman told the world that Hollywood contains many pedophiles who prey on young boys, so it’s no surprise that he was asked by a news organization for a statement about Weinstein. While Feldman denied being molested by Weinstein, he did say that pedophilia is an open secret in Hollywood, and it caused the death of his friend Corey Haim. 

Corey Feldman on Twitter

HOWEVER 4 THE RECORD I WOULD LIKE 2 SAY NO HARVEY WEINSTEIN WAS NOT THE MAN WHO MOLESTED ME OR MY FORMER ACTING PARTNER. OBVIOUSLY PEDOS

Speaking Out

Speaking to the Hollywood Reporter in 2016, Feldman clarified just how rampant of a problem pedophilia is by detailing the problems faced by his fallen friend:

[Haim] had more direct abuse than I did. With me, there were some molestations, and it did come from several hands, so to speak, but with Corey, his was direct rape, whereas mine was not actual rape. And his also occurred when he was 11. My son is 11 now, and I can’t even begin to fathom the idea of something like that happening to him. It would destroy his whole being. As I look at my son, a sweet, innocent, 11-year-old boy and then try to put him in Corey Haim’s shoes, I go, “Oh my God—well of course he was erratic and not well-behaved on sets and things like that.” What more could we expect of him really?

Feldman has been the loudest voice speaking out against Hollywood’s pedophile problem, but he isn’t the only voice. Elijah Wood spoke out against the pedophiles in Hollywood in 2016, comparing them to the infamous pedophile Jimmy Savile.

Wood called pedophilia in Hollywood “organized,” and said: “There are a lot of vipers in this industry, people who only have their own interests in mind.”

Wood has also bluntly stated that victimized boys can have their lives and careers ruined if they speak out.

“They can be squashed,” he said, “but their lives have been irreparably damaged.”

Treading Lightly

The Weinstein allegations have opened the floodgates in Hollywood. At last count, over 40 women have accused Weinstein of sexually assaulting them.

Investigations into Weinstein’s past will likely show that at least most of his accusers are telling the truth — although in the legal system, it’s important to maintain the presumption of innocence, even for those accused of heinous crimes.

One thing is for sure: Hollywood has lost any claim it ever had to be the “conscience of the nation.”

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Benjamin Welton

Benjamin Welton is a writer based in Boston. His work has appeared in The Weekly Standard, The Atlantic Magazine and The Daily Caller. He has an M.A. in English Literature from the University of Vermont and Bachelors degrees in English Literature and History from West Virginia University.