Corey Feldman, the former child star who has launched a crusade against what he says is a pedophilia ring lurking in Hollywood, is under investigation for sexual battery.
Feldman, 46, was named as the suspect in a police report filed in Los Angeles earlier this week alleging sexual battery, Los Angeles Police Department public information officer Mike Lopez told the Daily News.
The report was filed by a woman who says the actor grabbed her buttocks in early 2017, according to TMZ.
“(Corey) vehemently denies these egregious claims,” a rep for the actor told the gossip site.
Corey Feldman was named as the suspect in a police report alleging sexual battery.
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The “Stand By Me” star has long been a vocal advocate against sexual harassment and abuse, and has maintained for many years that he and late friend Corey Haim were victims of a “pedophilia ring” as child stars in the ’80s.
He has steered clear of naming his abusers amid safety fears, but said in November that his former assistant Jon Grissom molested him, and manager Marty Weiss abused him.
Feldman filed a formal report with the LAPD over his alleged sexual abuse, but the case did not move forward because the statute of limitations was expired.
The sexual battery report will be handled by the LAPD’s Robbery-Homicide Division, Lopez said.
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In October, Feldman announced plans to fund and film a movie that would finally reveal the details he’s long kept hidden.
Feldman was also named as a national ambassador to CHILD USA last month, a group fighting to enact a law in New York that makes it easier for child sex abuse victims to seek justice as adults.