A lot has been happening in Tinseltown lately, with the exposure of Harvey Weinstein’s sexual abuse and sexual harassment allegations mounting up and continuing to grow by the day, with more and more women coming forward as that story continues to expand. Harvey Weinstein has recently finished up his first week of rehabilitation in Arizona, but will still continue his treatment outside group therapy and perhaps outside the facility, altogether
Yes, the man who was the undoubted Hollywood producer-god for more than two decades in La La land, has been hit hard by these allegations. However, with his power spiel of sexual ultimatums onto hopeful actresses, various women in the industry, and to those who are already major stars in Hollywood being plastered all over the press now, there are still many rumours that suggest that he’s just the fall guy of something which is a lot more sinister, which is much more damaging at the heart of the entertainment industry.
That’s the rumour anyway, and so is this Harvey Weinstein scandal just a smoke screen to dissuade any media coverage away from one of Hollywood’s other big open secrets, which is undoubtedly more serious, namely, “Pedophilia”.
Those are the rumours circling through the grapevine out of Hollywood recently, but as we’ve been saying, and for those that are “in the know” about Hollywood’s history, this is seemingly nothing new. This stuff has been spoken about by child stars such as Elijah Wood, Corey Feldman and the now deceased Corey Haim in recent years, but were people really listening to them?
Incidentally, amidst the Harvey Weinstein scandal with actresses like Rose McGowan speaking out over Twitter, among many others, this has now also put the microscope on pedophilia in the entertainment industry, and pushed that into the spotlight as well, somewhat in recent weeks, due to the public awareness of such things existing in the first place within the industry. Just think, Roman Polanski for instance, accused of raping a 13-year old girl, but he was actually brought up on charges, which is a rare occurrence in the industry.
But now back to Corey Feldman, who’s the eighties child star and talented actor who often starred alongside Corey Haim, Tweeted on Thursday that he would never expose any of his sexual abusers, whilst he was a young teen in the film business. Let’s see that Tweet, shall we?
Looks like you’ll have to take his word for it, as there’s absolutely no reason for him to do so in his eyes. He denies that he would ever speak of any of the abuse that he had faced as a young teen in Hollywood. However, ironically, only two days later Corey Feldman was reportedly arrested for marijuana possession in Louisiana on Saturday, whilst with his band, aboard a tour bus.
Corey Feldman had also tweeted this on Thursday, adding to his earlier Tweet, “THAT SAID I AM WORKING ON A PLAN THAT MAY B A WAY FORWARD 2 SHED SOME LITE ON THIS SITUATION! IF I CAN FIGURE OUT A WAY 2 GET ACTUAL JUSTICE.’
Corey later added in another Tweet, ‘NOBODY SHOULD LIV THEIR LIVES IN FEAR EXCEPT THOSE WHO COMMITTED THESE HEINOUS CRIMES IN THE 1ST PLACE! I HAV FAITH GOD WILL C THIS THRU!‘
To clarify what actually happened in Louisiana, was that his band were arrested. Nobody went to jail, but Corey’s band members had two medical marijuana cards from California with them. Corey was not charged (as it was not his), but some band members were. However, it was Corey’s tour bus, so it involved him, plus others on the bus had no prescriptions for some prescription medications on the bus. But, let’s hear it from Corey Feldman’s perspective in another Tweet regarding the incident:
“I RECEIVED A MISDEMEANOR IN LOUISIANA, DUE 2 A MEMBER OF MY CREW HAVING MEDICAL MARIJUANA, WITH A LEGAL CA PRESCRIPTION, I HAD NOTHING ON ME, BUT WAS CHARGED BECAUSE ITS MY BUS. ALSO 5 OTHERS WERE CHARGED DUE 2 HAVING LEGAL MEDICINES WITHOUT THEIR PARTICULAR BOTTLES. NO ILLEGAL OR STREET DRUGS WERE FOUND ON THE BUS AT ALL! WHICH IS Y NOBODY SPENT THE NIGHT IN JAIL. HOWEVER WE WERE PROMISED THAT THESE CHARGES COULD ALL B DROPPED WITH PROOF OF PROPER SCRIPTS!”
We definitely find the timing of this legal trouble “ironic“, and so did Corey Feldman, who later Tweeted, “IT WAS A BIT OF A GOOD OL SHAKEDOWN!. AFTER WE PAID THEM IN CASH, THEY ASKED 4 PICS & AUTOGRAPHS, & THEN CALLED THE LOCAL PAPER 2 DO INTERVIEWS!”
With all this happening over the weekend, you have to remember that Corey Feldman is not a person that is willing to expose anything, nor should he be targeted in any way, shape or form, since he is unwilling to speak out, about any of it.
However, being the eager researchers that we are, a documentary film released in 2014, called ‘An Open Secret’, directed by Amy Berg, is a must watch film. We’ve taken the liberty to link you to this film down below to show how these terrible “open secrets” could still be operating in Hollywood today.
This film should serve as a warning and as a guide for any parents and their children, wishing to enter them into the entertainment industry, by giving the right information about some of the inherent dangers that could face their child or teen, in the hands of some unrevealed predatory circles within the industry. We are sharing Amy Berg’s documentary to spread awareness, so that people can be educated of what could happen to you or you children if they are not careful in Hollywood. A must watch, below!
Very devastating and sickening, right?
Reportedly things like that can be more widespread than first feared. So, hopefully this documentary by Amy Berg will be shared around from here, and hopefully be viewed by more and more people around the world, seen by those that are even hoping to head to Hollywood as young teens with acting aspirations. Now, whilst this sort of thing can go on unchecked in the entertainment business, as this documentary film clearly shows, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it goes on all the time.
The majority of Hollywood is good, but this film is surely a healthy reminder that despite the shocking and devastating stories within the documentary film, it indicates that people must exercise greater caution and be very protective over themselves and their careers, so as not to end up in the wrong circles or hands, within the industry.
The set power structure of the entertainment industry within regard to young actors, can lead to the horrible things as seen in this documentary film, which affects the lives of the many teens and children whom have gone through things like this, and of course their respective families, whom are all preyed upon by these predators in positions of power within the industry.
We share this story because Amy Berg’s work and the stories of the victims needed to be heard further, and so we encourage you to chain email this article far and wide, so as to spread further awareness on this matter. Since, how many teens have had their lives turned upside down by sexual abuse in Hollywood? Nobody really knows and perhaps it’s better that way?
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