Corey Feldman Names His Alleged Abuser on 'Dr. Oz'
Feldman alleged that actor John Grissom molested him while the two were working on a film together in the 1980s.
Corey Feldman has spoken out about the alleged Hollywood "pedophilia ring" that he has claimed exists for decades.
On Thursday's Dr. Oz, Feldman singled out John Grissom, an actor who appeared in 1988's License to Drive and 1989's Dream a Little Dream with Feldman and fellow child actor Corey Haim, and accused the older man of sexually molesting him. (Dr. Oz stated that Feldman also disclosed other names to him off-air.)
With cameras rolling, Feldman called the LAPD to file a report against Grissom. He also said he felt that Grissom was "mocking him" by posting pictures on his MySpace and Facebook pages of himself posing with Feldman and Haim.
LAPD confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that they had been contacted by Feldman. "We have been made aware of the incident. However, no report has been taken," an LAPD official told THR.
It was also revealed that Grissom has a criminal record that includes a 2001 arrest for child molestation charges. He was found guilty of the crime in 2003 and served time. He is also in violation of "Megan's Law," which requires sex offenders to register with the state.
Feldman had spoken about pedophiles in Hollywood earlier this week on NBC's Today with hosts Matt Lauer and Megyn Kelly, though he did not name names. Feldman last week launched a $10 million fundraising campaign for a "feature film" on the subject. The actor said on Monday, "I vow that I will release every single name that I have knowledge of, period. And nobody's going to stop this."
A child star in the 1980s, Feldman was close friends with Haim, who died in 2010 at 38 of pneumonia. Feldman has claimed that Haim was also sexually molested by older men in Hollywood when he was a teen. Haim's mother, however, said that Feldman's claims were "bogus."
"He’s been talking about revealing the names of his and other abusers for seven years, since my son died," Judy Haim told The Hollywood Reporter. She went on to call Feldman a "scam artist" and said, "If he was serious about this, he’d share the information he has with the police.”
On today's show, for the first time ever, Corey Feldman identified one of his alleged abusers: John Grissom. pic.twitter.com/hrQUSTzSCc— Dr. Mehmet Oz (@DrOz) November 2, 2017