Corey Feldman’s relationship with Michael Jackson has been under intense scrutiny since allegations against the King of Pop began surfacing in the early nineties. There were two child stars that the world looked to waiting for them to convict Michael Jackson — first in the public court of opinion and then in 2005 when the People v. Michael Jackson trial monopolized headline news and the Nancy Grace show — Macaulay Culkin and Corey Feldman.
The court of public opinion was divided. Many believed that Michael Jackson showed an infatuation with young boys, especially short, cute, and sometimes blonde kids like Macaulay and Corey. News of sleepovers at Neverland Ranch fed tabloids and Michael, who had already become a target due to botched plastic surgery and a widespread case of vitiligo, was painted a freak at first and a pedophile next. The only problem was that none of Michael Jackson’s little celebrity friends, from Emmanuel Lewis (Webster) to Macaulay Culkin or Corey Feldman ever pointed the finger at Jackson.
Still, rumors permeated that the reason these child stars grew up to have their fair share of substance abuse issues was Michael Jackson’s fault. It didn’t help Michael Jackson’s case when Oprah Winfrey seemed to jump on board the “what in the world is wrong with you” train and many believe it was the 2003 interview with Martin Bashir Living With Michael Jackson that ultimately fueled the 2005 case against him. Jackson was ultimately acquitted and to this day, Macaulay Culkin and Corey Feldman reiterate their statements that Michael Jackson never sexually abused them — and this is where the media problem lies.
The media had a good story — in fact, it was the biggest story of the new decade. Many tarred and feathered Michael Jackson before his trial and even looked to the way he hid his children from the public (sometimes they would wear masks or he would cover their faces with blankets) as proof that he was a pedophile. To this day, Michael Jackson remains one of the world’s most controversial figures and it’s hard to reconcile the allegations against him with the fact he was never convicted of sexually abusing a minor.
When Corey Feldman announced his Truth Campaign in October 2017, many people rallied around the former child actor and couldn’t wait to hear the big names he would reveal.
Controversy ensued immediately as Corey Feldman stated that due to legal issues and the fact that he would be naming people after the statute of limitations had expired, he was putting himself in legal jeopardy and in position for a lawsuit. He felt the best way to present his truth about the sexual abuse he endured in Hollywood, along with his good friend, the late Corey Haim, was through a movie.
It made sense. Corey Haim first revealed the men’s sexual abuse as teens during an episode of their A&E television series The Two Coreys. Corey Haim opened up the conversation and is no longer here to finish it — Corey Feldman has spent three years bringing the missing details to the public including the allegations that Charlie Sheen raped Corey Haim on the set of Lucas.
With Harvey Weinstein and the MeToo movement, there was strength in numbers. One voice standing alone rarely leads to a movement though it does happen (Greta Thunberg for example) when it came to Corey Feldman, it seems the only name the media wanted to hear was Michael Jackson’s.
From the get-go, Corey Feldman revealed that the names he would reveal wouldn’t include Michael Jackson and it appeared the public turned on him.
When Leaving Neverland came out, there were people who demanded that Corey Feldman make accusations against the late singer — Feldman never did.
Though he has now stated he can no longer defend Michael due to the horrendous allegations that have been made against him, he has always contended that Michael Jackson was his good friend.
You may see Corey Feldman’s Twitter live that he held on May 22, 2020, below.
FRIDAY NIGHT FELDMAN RETURNS 4 A NOT SO SPECIAL BROADCAST W SPECIAL GUEST @CourtneyFeldm18 SO GRAB SOME POPCORN, PULL UP A LAPTOP & PLUG IN THOSE EARBUDS CUZ WE WANNA CHAT! OH YEA THE WEBSITE 4 #MYTRUTHDOC IS STILL https://t.co/7g3YqIejXL https://t.co/CEo7odryEc
— Corey Feldman (@Corey_Feldman) May 23, 2020
Corey Feldman was good friends with Michael Jackson and though some wonder if Michael was grooming Corey and simply never approached him, or if Michael Jackson was innocent and his overzealous adoration and affection for children were portrayed to be something it wasn’t, the facts remain that Corey Feldman is not making allegations against Michael Jackson.
They were friends and Corey has paid tribute to Michael Jackson multiple times through his art.
If Corey Feldman wanted to falsify a story about sexual abuse it seems one about Michael Jackson would have been the easiest and most lucrative narrative he could have spun.
Surely, a tale about the King of Pop sexually abusing Corey Feldman as a child would have landed him one-on-one with Oprah Winfrey.
As an Ambassador for Chid USA, Corey Feldman found himself in a difficult position — defending his good friend whom he says never abused him or putting credence in the claims of those who say they were sexually abused by Michael Jackson.
After soul searching, weighing the issue, and listening to all sides of the argument Corey Feldman released a statement that he had to put the voice of victims first.
Unlike the Harvey Weinstein/Me Too movement, Corey Feldman was not met with an army of former child stars who stood by his side and shared their own stories of childhood sexual abuse. That doesn’t mean they don’t exist or aren’t out there.
According to Corey Feldman, there are multiple former child stars who have come to him and said, “Yes, this person that you named or that person that you named” sexually abused me too — but they are too scared to speak out.
Corey Feldman has been savagely attacked on social media and in his real life. His supporters are attacked and even his ex-wife has been harassed since appearing in (My) Truth: The Rape of 2 Coreys.
When Rose McGowan led the charge against Harvey Weinstein an army of women supported her, in fact, they’re even called #RoseArmy on social media. Victim after victim came forward to share their accusations and allegations and they wouldn’t back down.
With Ronan Farrow by their side, the world heard the clarion call and Weinstein was ultimately convicted.
Corey Feldman’s names simply aren’t big enough to garner such a response (sorry Charlie) and though several of the men are convicted pedophiles and one is on the run, the media remains silent — victims are scared to come forward, Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime refuse to release (My) Truth: The Rape of 2 Coreys and Corey Feldman has been raped again.
This time, by an industry that refuses to play his movie, law enforcement that refuses to investigate his claims, and hackers who halted his movie premiere and shared his documentary for free.
THE PURPOSE OF #MYTRUTHDOC WAS NOT 2 HOLD OUT NAMES IT WAS 2 TELL THE STORY SO 4 ALL THE DOUBTERS, HERES UR FREE LIST: #ALPHYHOFFMAN #MARTINWEISS #GARYGODDARD #BRIANPECK #JONGRISSOM #BOBBYHOFFMAN #CHARLIESHEEN #DOMINICBRASCIA #BOBVILLARD #JOBYHARTE WATCH @ https://t.co/pI5CvMJSyQ
— Corey Feldman (@Corey_Feldman) May 9, 2020
Corey Feldman’s documentary airs on-demand until June 1, 2020, and then he is removing it from the platform. Because his movie names real people beyond the statute of limitations, he has to abide by insurance rules to keep the movie up.
For those who suggest that Corey Feldman is “naming names” for profit, think again. Corey Feldman will be the first to tell you what going forward with his allegations has cost him.
You may watch (My) Truth: The Rape of 2 Coreys on-demand at www.MyTruthDoc.com until June 1, 2020.
Charisse Van Horn has had personal communication and interaction with Corey Feldman, members of the Wolfpack, and Feldfam. She has never had personal, private communication and interaction with Judy Haim. She supports Corey Feldman’s truth campaign and makes her personal opinions and experiences known on her social media pages and personal websites and blogs. She has followed this case since 2017. Any reproduction of this article outside of Celebrity Insider will be met with legal action by the writer.