Former child actor Cory Feldman is set to release a tell-all book where he will name two Hollywood stars who sexually abused him as a teenager.
Feldman, 40, came into fame when he starred in a McDonald’s commercial at the age of three. He starred in ‘80s classic films such as “The Lost Boys” and “The Goonies.”
In an interview with The Sun, Feldman said, “When I was 14 and 15, things were happening to me. These older men were leching around like vultures. It was basically me laying there pretending I was asleep and them going about their business.”
Feldman has not yet revealed the names of his attackers but told Daily Mail that because of the 2010 death of “Lost Boys” co-star and friend Corey Haim to pneumonia, he wants to reveal the truth in a book.
According to Feldman, people often ask what happened to ‘80s stars like him and Haim, labeling them has-beens, but there is a reason why they have been under the radar. He alleges that both he and his former child star friend were molested by adult men in the industry and blacklisted as drug addicts.
“Even today people say about me, ‘Eighties heartthrob; hasn't done anything since.’ The truth is I haven't stopped. Last year I did four films.”
“Corey and I were pegged as the scapegoats ... People need to know the reason Corey and I were swept under the carpet like the beaten dogs that were sent to the pound so no one had to deal with us anymore.”
According to SafeHorizon.org, which provided services including counseling and shelter for victims of abuse, as many as 80 percent of young adults who had been abused meet the standards for at least one psychiatric disorder by age 21.
Adults who suffered child abuse including neglect and sexual abuse are more likely to abuse alcohol and other hard drugs, engage in delinquency, and abuse their own children.
Feldman himself has been clean from drugs for 20 years. He has been open about the abuse he suffered as a child in the industry.
In 2011, he gave an interview with "Dateline" after Haim’s death saying he had to be upfront about the “perverts” out there to protect other kids. He also said he wants to protect his own 7-year-old son Zen.
Feldman has not said when the he seeks to release the tell-all book.