The late Corey Haim’s mother thinks his old pal Corey Feldman is a scam artist who should have went to the police with his information on Hollywood pedophilia.
“He’s been talking about revealing the names of his and other abusers for seven years, since my son died,” Judy Haim told THR. “Now he wants $ 10 million to do it? Come on. It’s a long con. He’s a scam artist. If he was serious about this, he’d share the information he has with the police.”
Corey Haim died of pneumonia in 2010 at age 38. Feldman is adamant that Haim was repeatedly abused as a child by a number of individuals, but Judy Haim has contested these claims, stating her son was abused by only one man.
Haim (r.) poses with his mother, Judy Haim, who has called Feldman a “scam artist.”
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In July 2016, she sent Feldman a cease and desist letter threatening to sue the actor-turned-singer if he didn’t keep her son’s name out of his mouth, TMZ reported.
Both Coreys came up in the industry together, starred in a number of ’80s flicks and were good friends. They even briefly starred on a reality TV series “The Two Coreys” for two seasons in 2007 and 2008 just shortly before Corey Haim’s death.
Judy Haim told The Hollywood Reporter that Corey Feldman has disrespected sexual assault survivors because he will “not name names — ever.” She described his attempt as a shakedown to distract from the fact he was recently arrested for possession of marijuana in Louisiana.
“I don’t understand how the press that’s now giving him all of this attention isn’t getting it,” she said. “It’s all a distraction.”
The wide-spread attention on Feldman comes after an old interview of the actor on “The View” in 2013 resurfaced in the wake of mounting allegations of sexual misconduct against Harvey Weinstein and other members of Hollywood.
In the clip, Barbara Walters shows little sympathy to Feldman and responds by saying, “You’re damaging an entire industry.”
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Once the video began circulating, Feldman weighed in on Twitter.
“HOWEVER 4 THE RECORD I WOULD LIKE 2 SAY NO HARVEY WEINSTEIN WAS NOT THE MAN WHO MOLESTED ME OR MY FORMER ACTING PARTNER,” he wrote. “OBVIOUSLY PEDOS.”