Now that Harvey Weinstein has been exposed
, as have the women who protected him because they wanted to keep working in Hollywood, let us not forget Hollywood’s other unspeakable sin: pedophilia.
Former child star Corey Feldman has been trying
to tell the story for years, as have others
, but the mainstream media have mostly ignored it. Just as they ignored Weinstein … until now.Feldman told ABC News:
“I can tell you that the No. 1 problem in Hollywood was and is and always will be pedophilia. That’s the biggest problem for children in this industry. ... It’s the big secret,” Feldman said.The “casting couch,” which is the old Hollywood reference to actors being expected to offer sex for roles, applied to children, Feldman said. “Oh, yeah. Not in the same way. It's all done under the radar,” he said.“I was surrounded by [pedophiles] when I was 14 years old. … Didn’t even know it. It wasn’t until I was old enough to realize what they were and what they wanted … till I went, Oh, my God. They were everywhere,” Feldman, 40, said.The trauma of pedophilia contributed to the 2010 death of his closest friend and "The Lost Boys" co-star, Corey Haim, Feldman said.
Paul Peterson, who starred in the Donna Reed show, knows the story
as well. Allison Angrim, of “Little House on the Prairie,” has said she heard
the tales of perverts passing around Haim and Feldman to abuse them. One of those abusers is still working in Hollywood.
Another names? How about Roman Polanski
Not that we shouldn’t have known. Mario Puzo’s Jack Woltz
, the movie producer, is a pedophile as well. Francis Ford Coppola cut the scene from “The Godfather” that depicts
a very young starlet, perhaps 13 or 14—12 in the book
— upstairs at Woltz’s home as Tom Hagen leaves. Woltz’s weakness is also revealed in a deleted scene after Hagen returns from Los Angeles.
I await a “Spotlight
” like report from the L.A. Times.