Actor Corey Feldman was arrested in what he termed as “a bit of a good ol’ shakedown” in what some are terming highly suspicious timing. His arrest shortly followed after Feldman tweeted he was “working on a plan” to expose pedophiles in Hollywood.
“I will not [be] going on a talk show 2 disclose names of my abuser or [anyone else’s] abusers.” However, he added he’s “working on a plan” that might “shed some [light] on this situation if I can figure out a way 2 get actual justice while not risking my safety & well being. You will know when that time comes! . . . Let me add, this not about fear of being sued! Yes, that’s a real possibility but the bigger reason is safety 4 my family.”
Feldman has long maintained that he and fellow child star Corey Haim were abused by numerous Hollywood executives as they were establishing themselves in the business. His case gathered additional support since the Harvey Weinstein scandal broke causing a 2013 The View interview between himself and Barbara Walters. Walters accused Feldman of “damaging an entire industry.”
In the video, Feldman details the abuse that he and his best friend Corey Haim suffered at the hands of “some of the most richest, most powerful people in this business.”
The duo starred together in several movies in the 1980s and Feldman has long maintained Haim’s drug and alcohol problems, which continued up until his death in 2010 at just 38, were directly linked to the sexual abuse he suffered as a child.
Feldman stated –
“He 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.”
The Lost Boys star was arrested just prior to his band getting ready to play a gig at the Live Oaks Bar and Ballroom in Monroe, Louisiana. The Richland Parish Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that Feldman was arrested Saturday night on unspecified drug charges. Feldman took to Twitter to clarify what exactly had occurred explaining band members were arrested for medical marijuana with a legal California prescription in Louisiana. He received a misdemeanor and paid a fine since it was his bus.
HI #EVERYBODY & HAPPY 22ND! 4 THE RECORD, I WAS NOT ARRESTED OR PUT IN JAIL. I RECEIVED A MISDEMEANOR IN LOUISIANA, DUE 2 A MEMBER OF MY— Corey Feldman (@Corey_Feldman) October 22, 2017
CREW HAVING MEDICAL MARIJUANA, WITH A LEGAL CA PRESCRIPTION, I HAD NOTHING ON ME, BUT WAS CHARGED BECAUSE ITS MY BUS. ALSO 5 OTHERS WERE— Corey Feldman (@Corey_Feldman) October 22, 2017
Many consider the timing of Feldman’s arrest particularly interesting in light of his more recent remarks about Hollywood pedophiles.
Feldman also emphasized that he would not be “going on a talk show” to disclose the name of his abusers citing potential safety concerns for himself and his family if he should do so. However, he continues to maintain he is working on a way to expose the abuse that will not leave him in a dangerous position.
4 THE RECORD: I WILL NOT B GOING ON A TALK SHOW 2 DISCLOSE NAMES OF MY ABUSER OR ANY1 ELSES ABUSERS. SO PLEASE STOP ASKING ME 2 DO SO.— Corey Feldman (@Corey_Feldman) October 20, 2017
Though the Lost Boys star insisted he would not name names, he did say he was “working on a plan” to expose the Hollywood pedophiles and bring them to justice.
Feldman and the rest of the people traveling with him were arrested and charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana, driving under a suspension and speeding. Because the charges weren’t felonies, he was able to pay the $640 fine rather than posting bond.
Richland Parrish Police Chief Perry Fleming stated Feldman was driving under suspension. Feldman denies this charge, however, he was charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana, driving under suspension and speeding, Fleming said. Due to being charges were misdemeanors, Feldman was able to pay a fine of $640 instead of posting bond.
Feldman’s security guard, Emanuel I. Speal III, 42, was also able to pay a fine of $590 on charges of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Four other members of Feldman’s group were booked into the Richland Parish Jail on other drug charges. All were able to post bond and secure release overnight.
Feldman stated he had no drugs whatsoever in his possession but was charged because it was his bus. He said no illegal or street drugs were found on the bus, and the group was told all charges could be dropped with proof of proper prescriptions. He said the medicines were legal but did not have their particular bottles. Feldman explained he felt the timing of the arrest ironic and that his band would be traveling to Houston to perform their next show.