Corey Feldman Faces Sexual Battery Accusation, Denies 'Egregious Claims'
Corey Feldman, a vocal advocate against sexual harassment and abuse, is now under investigation for alleged sexual battery.
According to reports, a woman filed a police report against the former child star in Los Angeles on Monday. Mike Lopez, the public information officer at the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), said that the unnamed victim accused Feldman of sexual battery over an incident in early 2017.
The woman claimed that Feldman grabbed her buttocks. LAPD's Robbery-Homicide department will conduct an investigation into the accusation. However, a representative for Feldman said the actor "vehemently denies these egregious claims."
This news definitely puts Feldman in a bad light, especially since he is an advocate against sexual abuse and harassment. He aims to bring down Hollywood's sexual predators. The former "Stand By Me" star has been on a mission to shed light on the alleged child molesters in the industry. Feldman even insisted that he and his friend, the late Corey Haim (The Lost Boys), were among the victims of Hollywood's "pedophilia ring" in the 1980s.
Feldman's strong stand against sexual harassment and abuse in the workplace gave him the title as ambassador to CHILD USA. He was given the title in December. The group aims to pass a law in New York that allows child sex abuse victims to seek justice as adults.
Feldman has made headlines ever since he came forward with his own alleged abuse. In November, he accused his former assistant and actor Jon Grissom of molestation. He also pointed fingers at his manager, who allegedly abused him
The 46-year old also revealed in an interview with Dr. Oz that Alphy Hoffman, the son of Bobby Hoffman, sexually abused him when he was 12. Bobby was a top casting director at that time, and he was involved with several shows including Mork & Mindy, Happy Days, and Laverne & Shirley. Alphy ran the Soda Pop Club in Hollywood from 1986 to 1989. The club is exclusive to under-16s working in television and film.
However, Feldman encountered some hiccups along the way when he refused to publicly name his other abusers amid safety concerns. Eventually, he filed a report with the LAPD over his alleged sexual abuse. The case did not move forward allegedly because the statute of limitations was expired. Instead, Feldman plans to make a film that would reveal the details of his alleged experience in Hollywood's "pedophilia ring."