Corey Feldman announced his most recent project in a video posted to YouTube Wednesday: a documentary about his life and the sexual abuse he endured during his earlier years in Hollywood.
The Goonies star explains that he is proposing a plan that “Can literally change the entertainment system as we know it,” by exposing a Hollywood pedophile ring that he’s been aware of since he was a child actor in the Eighties.
“And a story that links all the way up to a studio. It connects pedophilia to one of the major studios.”
The funds raised would help him to make and distribute the film “In a very real way, in a very honest way, with no editing, no censorship, no studio behind it.”
“Additionally, it will help me buy the security and the legal team I need to protect my family.” Feldman’s campaign has raised more than $29,000 as of Wednesday afternoon.
Feldman has spoken out about childhood sexual abuse within the industry in the past, though his claims that he and fellow child star, the late Corey Haim, were both victims of abuse were previously met with skepticism and doubt.
Now in the wake of allegations against Harvey Weinstein, Feldman argues that it is more important than ever to speak up, nerve-wracking though it might be.
“I’m very afraid to do this. It’s not easy,” Feldman admits.