Corey Feldman stunned by Barbara Walters ‘The View’ job interview

Corey Feldman is nonetheless stunned by the conversation he experienced with the late Barbara Walters more than a 10 years back.

“It was like a knife in the coronary heart,” the former child star tells Amusement Weekly when requested about an typically-resurfaced clip from his 2013 overall look on The Look at in which the revered journalist accused him of “detrimental an overall field” by calling out boy or girl predators in Hollywood.

“It was shocking to me that someone who I admired so much and I appeared up to so a lot could be so deaf and so just entirely wrong and off base,” he claims for the duration of an job interview about his recent exit from The Masked Singer.

Corey Feldman and Barbara Walters.

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The Goonies and Stand by Me star appeared on The Look at on Oct 29, 2013, to endorse his memoir, Coreyography, which particulars the sexual abuse he and very best friend Corey Haim (who died in 2010) experienced although working in the entertainment market in their youth. All through his job interview segment, Feldman clarifies to the cohosts, “I’m declaring that there are individuals that have been individuals that did this to the two me and Corey, that are nevertheless doing work, they are nevertheless out there, and they are some of the richest, most potent people in this organization. And they do not want me expressing what I’m indicating correct now.”

“Are you saying that they are pedophiles?” Walters asks, “and that they’re nonetheless in this organization?” Feldman responds “sure” to each. He goes on to say he won’t want moms and dads of boy or girl performers to go into the business “with naivete.” Walters replies, “You are damaging an total market.”

Wanting back again on the exchange now, Feldman recalls, “It extremely much gave everyone, I assume, the sensation that she was both section of it or masking up for it, which is shocking and terrifying.”

The actor claims he hardly ever heard again from Walters, who died in 2022, about their exchange. “I never got an apology. The only apology I have at any time gotten is from a several Twitter followers who’ve mentioned, we all want to apologize on her behalf for the point that she by no means acknowledged you or apologized.”

Feldman made a documentary about exposing sexual abuse in Hollywood, (My) Truth of the matter: The Rape of Two Coreys, which debuted in March 2020 all through a troubled Los Angeles screening and was plagued by streaming problems for these making an attempt to look at at household. He blames hackers for stealing the film, the media for not widely acknowledging it, and the outbreak of Covid for the movie fizzling out.

“I continue to am praying that just one day my voice, Corey’s voice, all the voices of all the victims that I experienced and saw in my time as a baby get their voices read and get a possibility to appear forward and have a opportunity of justice,” he suggests.

Corey Feldman and Corey Haim in 1989’s ‘Dream a Very little Dream’.
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But he does see positives in the good results of Investigation Discovery’s docuseries, Tranquil on Set: The Darkish Side of Youngsters Tv set, which also discusses recognised pedophiles functioning at Nickelodeon, features actor Drake Bell detailing his have childhood abuse, and is now the matter of a lawsuit submitted by former Nickelodeon producer and showrunner Dan Schneider.

“Actually, no person in Hollywood has seriously stood with me for the duration of this, and it is been actually tough, but you in no way know,” Feldman says, hoping to sustain some hope for continuing to highlight his trigger. “Tides seem to be to be altering, and the tides seemed to be turning. And with any luck , it’s possible one particular day someone will treatment ample to assist me get my tale informed appropriately.”

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