Corey Feldman shocked by Barbara Walters ‘The View’ interview

Corey Feldman is however shocked by the conversation he experienced with the late Barbara Walters extra than a ten years back.

“It was like a knife in the coronary heart,” the former baby star tells Enjoyment Weekly when asked about an frequently-resurfaced clip from his 2013 visual appearance on The View in which the revered journalist accused him of “detrimental an whole industry” by contacting out little one predators in Hollywood.

“It was stunning to me that anyone who I admired so a great deal and I seemed up to so considerably could be so deaf and so just entirely mistaken and off base,” he claims for the duration of an job interview about his current exit from The Masked Singer.

Corey Feldman and Barbara Walters.

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The Goonies and Stand by Me star appeared on The Watch on Oct 29, 2013, to market his memoir, Coreyography, which aspects the sexual abuse he and ideal close friend Corey Haim (who died in 2010) professional though functioning in the enjoyment market in their youth. For the duration of his job interview phase, Feldman clarifies to the cohosts, “I’m stating that there are men and women that ended up individuals that did this to both me and Corey, that are continue to functioning, they are still out there, and they are some of the richest, most powerful people today in this business. And they do not want me indicating what I am saying suitable now.”

“Are you stating that they’re pedophiles?” Walters asks, “and that they are continue to in this small business?” Feldman responds “sure” to each and every. He goes on to say he isn’t going to want parents of baby performers to go into the enterprise “with naivete.” Walters replies, “You are damaging an complete marketplace.”

Seeking back on the exchange now, Feldman recalls, “It really a great deal gave most people, I believe, the emotion that she was possibly section of it or masking up for it, which is stunning and terrifying.”

The actor states he by no means read again from Walters, who died in 2022, about their exchange. “I never got an apology. The only apology I’ve at any time gotten is from a couple of Twitter followers who’ve claimed, we all want to apologize on her behalf for the truth that she under no circumstances acknowledged you or apologized.”

Feldman manufactured a documentary about exposing sexual abuse in Hollywood, (My) Fact: The Rape of Two Coreys, which debuted in March 2020 for the duration of a troubled Los Angeles screening and was plagued by streaming problems for these trying to enjoy at home. He blames hackers for thieving the film, the media for not broadly acknowledging it, and the outbreak of Covid for the film fizzling out.

“I even now am praying that just one working day my voice, Corey’s voice, all the voices of all the victims that I seasoned and noticed in my time as a little one get their voices heard and get a chance to arrive forward and have a possibility of justice,” he says.

Corey Feldman and Corey Haim in 1989’s ‘Dream a Minor Dream’.
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But he does see positives in the achievements of Investigation Discovery’s docuseries, Peaceful on Set: The Darkish Side of Young children Tv, which also discusses recognised pedophiles working at Nickelodeon, features actor Drake Bell detailing his very own childhood abuse, and is now the matter of a lawsuit submitted by former Nickelodeon producer and showrunner Dan Schneider.

“Honestly, no person in Hollywood has really stood with me for the duration of this, and it really is been genuinely tough, but you in no way know,” Feldman claims, striving to maintain some hope for continuing to spotlight his result in. “Tides seem to be shifting, and the tides appeared to be turning. And ideally probably 1 day any person will treatment adequate to enable me get my tale informed properly.”

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