Sean Astin is opening up about his longtime good friend Corey Feldman‘s plans to make a movie that he says will expose these in Hollywood he has lengthy accused of badually abusing him and late actor Corey Haim.
Following the information that Feldman’s badault claims are being investigated by the LAPD, Astin — who appeared alongside the actor in beloved 1985 film The Goonies — stated on SiriusXM’s Jim and Sam Show, “Corey’s my friend, I’ve been talking to him a lot lately.”
Addressing the documentary, which Feldman is hoping to crowdfund $10 million to make, Astin stated, “There’s a lot of issues to separate out, with that.”
“First and foremost, is, he was abused as a child and that gives him an awful lot of room to express himself and develop himself,” stated Astin, 46. “He’s got his whole rationale, and he’s been in so many interview lately, and he should speak for himself about how and why and who he talks about things. But I think it’s unfolding well.”
Continued the Stranger Things 2 star, “I think he’s legitimately opened himself up for criticism because of the overlap between personal gain and a crusade to help other people, but at the same time a lot of the people who support him, don’t care. They want to see what he does, they want to see if he can actually help people.”
Feldman has been outspoken in regards to the alleged abuse he suffered as a baby actor. In his 2013 memoir, Coreyography, Feldman wrote that he and his greatest good friend on the time, the late Haim, had been badually abused by individuals within the business.
The star stated that his documentary will cowl his personal experiences, however he additionally hopes it would “change the entertainment system as we know it” and “bring down, potentially, a pedophile ring that I’ve been aware of since I was a child.”
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“Right off the bat I can name six names, one of them who is still very powerful today, and a story that leaks all the way up to a studio,” he claimed. “It connects pedophilia to one of the major studios.”
Speaking additional about Feldman’s efforts to show his alleged abusers, Astin stated, “He’s been on this thing for his whole life, since he was 14 or 15 he’s been pursuing this… catharsis for himself and this sense of need for justice and wanting to help other people, and everything else.”
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“Watching him on the set of The Goonies and the dearth of parental take care of him was horrifying,” recalled Astin through the SiriusXM sit-down. “And we all loved and cared about him, but there’s like only so much you can do… he was strong-willed and had a lot of energy and was doing things, and I don’t know that in that certain moment, you can go ‘Hey Corey, I want to talk to you about the lack of parental supervision you have and how that’s going to affect your life.’ ”
Continued Astin, “Maybe certain people can have that influence, but I regret that I maybe couldn’t have been more of that to him.”
Earlier this month, Astin shared an announcement vis TwitLonger about Feldman’s allegations, which have been introduced again into the highlight amid the onslaught of badual badault or harbadment claims made towards film mogul Harvey Weinstein.
The actor wrote of Feldman, “He has my friendship and my loyalty. He has my support, not my blind support, but my reasoned, careful support.”
“I’m writing this because my friend was abused,” he added later. “And now, because of the watershed revelations and cascade of predators being forced into the light, Corey’s mission has been activated. There must be a fighting ground that doesn’t overwhelm people’s lives, but allows them to contribute to healing, prevention and progress appropriate to their experience. If you all don’t allow that to happen, people just won’t talk.”