In Corey Feldman’s 2013 memoir entitled “Coreyography,” the child acting star admitted that he had been sexually molested during the 1980s while working on various films. Under the advice of his lawyers, he came just short of revealing the identity of the main perpetrator.
“We had to change the names legally,” Feldman said on The Dr. Oz Show that aired Thursday, in which Feldman spoke publicly for the first time about the true identity of the person who molested him. “The lawyers made me change the names. … They gave me a list of three or four, you know, names. I picked the one that sounded closest to his name.”
The name he decided on in that memoir was “Ron Crimson,” which sounded strikingly similar to Jon Grissom, whom Feldman attests molested him.
Grissom and Feldman co-starred in several 80s movies, including “License to Drive” and “Dream a Little Dream.” Born in 1971, Feldman would have been about 17 at the time that “Dream a Little Dream” was made.
According to The Daily Wire, Feldman felt emboldened to come forward with Grissom’s identity after recent events in Hollywood have brought Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey and James Toback into the spotlight after myriads of accusers have spoken publicly about their guilt in various kinds of alleged sexual violence.
On “Oz,” the host pulled up a picture of Grissom on his phone and showed it to Feldman, who said simply, “That is him. That is the guy.” Feldman also revealed that child talent manager and convicted sex offender Marty Weiss was among his abusers.
Reactions on Twitter have ranged from anger to wrath. Another 1980s child actor, Sean Astin, was one of the first to publicly support Feldman through Twitter.
On “Oz,” Feldman urged Grissom to turn himself into authorities. “Now is your time. Be a man for the first time and come forward yourself. Let it be known and you will be dealt with in a much more tolerant way. I’m sure. However, if you do not, we are coming for you.”
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