06 February 2020 12:51
And, of course, there are the inevitable posters of his films, including License to Drive and Stand By Me. It's like a parody of how one might imagine a former child star's house to look: one part Neverland to two parts Norma Desmond. After Haim died at the age of 38 in 2010 of pneumonia, after years of painfully public substance addiction, Feldman spoke out about the sex abuse he and Haim suffered in the film industry. "The biggest problem in Hollywood," he repeats, mantra-like, "is paedophilia." His fellow former child actor Alison Arngrim has said, "I literally heard that [the Two Coreys] were 'passed around'. According to Feldman, Haim was raped by "a major Hollywood figure" while making the 1986 film Lucas. He describes this brief happy period in his 2013 memoir, which, like Feldman's house and Feldman himself, looks at first glance completely absurd.
He invited Michael Jackson to his sets and introduced him to the child actors, including Feldman. According to Feldman, Haim confided in him that his rapist had told him: "If you want to be in this business, you have to do these things." Just a year later, Feldman has said, he was regularly being molested by Jon Grissom, now a convicted paedophile, who was hired by Feldman's father to look after him. In an attempt to get away from Grissom, Feldman went to stay with a man he calls "Ralph Kaufman" in the book, since identified as Alphy Hoffman, who ran a social club for young Hollywood stars. Two years ago, I interviewed Rob Reiner, who directed Feldman in Stand By Me, and we discussed the fates of the four young child stars in it: River Phoenix overdosed at 23, Feldman claims he was abused, Wil Wheaton and Jerry O'Connell got through unscathed. That may be true, but I don't know of many other Hollywood figures who sold their CD collection to buy crack, as Feldman did, or appeared on TV out of his mind on drugs as much as Haim did.
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