There's been a flurry of shock and awe over recent allegations that a prominent A-List actor in Hollywood raped Corey Haim when he was just a teen, and now, his best friend, Corey Feldman, is speaking out about the new reports.
After Radar Online first posted their story about an investigation into Haim's second rape at a young age (he was first raped at age 11 by a producer), Feldman took to Twitter to initially say he hoped that their story on the situation was true, and that the identity of the man who hurt his best friend could be revealed.
— Corey Feldman (@Corey_Feldman) September 19, 2016
"OMG #EVERYBODY I HOPE THIS STORY IS TRUE! AN END 2 A NIGHTMARE," he tweeted alongside a link to the article. He also criticized a second report in People however, which claimed that Haim's death in 2010 was of a drug overdose, saying that while the timeline for the story seemed right to him as far as what he knows of the situation which led to Haim's later confusion and troubles, he was dismayed to learn that his death was once again written to be of an overdose.
REALLY GR8 TIMELINE..CEPT THEY KEEP LYIN BOUT HAIM! A Thorough Timeline of Corey Feldman's Ups and Downs https://t.co/YIt5kkFfaj via @People — Corey Feldman (@Corey_Feldman) September 19, 2016
"REALLY GR8 TIMELINE...CEPT THEY KEEP LYIN ABOUT HAIM!" He wrote.
Now, he has also appeared on CBS' The Talk, where he said he wouldn't really discuss the situation, out of respect for Haim's mother, who he says was extremely upset as the new stories continued to circulate about her son.
— Whipclip (@whipclip) September 20, 2016
"All I was saying is that many articles kept exploiting the idea that he died of a drug overdose, and he did not die of a drug overdose folks," he said. "I don't know why they keep printing that, but go read the autopsy report, somebody, please, do your job. Research. It's very simple. He died of pneumonia and enlarged lungs."
"That's all I really want to say about Corey though because I have to say something, I have to be honest...his mom gets very upset every time his name gets brought up," he continued. "She thinks that every time I go on TV and they show a clip of me talking about him that I'm talking about him that I'm bringing it up, and I'm like 'hey let me use this moment to talk about somebody else,' but I'm not."
Feldman has previously spoken out about the abuse that both he and Haim suffered as boys, though he has always refused to name any names publicly, telling The Hollywood Reporter earlier this year that he would love to do, but it wouldn't accomplish anything anymore due to the California Statute of Limitations.
"I'm not able to name names. People are frustrated, people are angry, they want to know how is this happening, and they want answers-and they turn to me and they say' Why don't you be a man and stand up and name names and stop hiding and being a coward?'" he said at the time. "I have to deal with that, which is not pleasant, especially given the fact that I would love to name names. I'd love to be the first to do it. But unfortunately, California conveniently enough has a statute of limitations that prevents that from happening. Because if I were to go and mention anybody's name I would be the one that would be in legal problems and I'm the one that would be sued. We should be talking to the district attorneys and the lawmakers in California, especially because this is where the entertainment industry is and this is a place where adults have more direct and inappropriate connection with children than probably anywhere else in the world."