Corey Haim's Mother Responds To Corey Feldman's Book
In his new memoir Coreyography, Corey Feldman describes shocking sexual abuse that he says he and his best friend Corey Haim endured as children.
“Haim started to confide in me, about some intensely personal stuff, very quickly," writes Feldman. "Within hours of our first meeting, we found ourselves talking about Lucas, the film he made in the summer of 1985, the role I had wanted for myself. At some point during the filming, he explained, an adult male convinced him that its was perfectly normal for older men and younger boys in the business to have sexual relations, that it was what all the ‘guys do.’ So, they walked off to a secluded area between two trailers, during a lunch break for the cast and crew, and Haim, innocent and ambitious as he was, allowed himself to be sodomized.”
In a statement released to ET Canada, his mother Judy Haim takes issue with Feldman's depiction of her late son. "If Feldman's publisher had contacted me I doubt they would have published this book," writes Judy Haim. "What is Feldman trying to accomplish by knocking my kid once again to the ground?"
"In response to the molestation, if my son ever wanted to talk about any such things he would have done so himself, but he chose not to," she continues. "He preferred to take it to the grave rather than hurt others, no matter how awful. Feldman obviously feels otherwise. His excuse for writing this about my son is to set my son's soul free. Who does Feldman think he is, God? I choose to let my son rest in peace. My family, friends and fans miss him terribly."
Last week she Tweeted in response to Feldman:
@Corey_Feldman I DID'NT READ YOUR BOOK OR APPROVE IT STOP TELLING FANS TO GIVE US LOVE AND SUPPORT REG YOUR BK
— judy haim (@HaimJudy) October 23, 2013
Corey Haim died in 2010 of pneumonia.
Feldman's memoir doesn't reveal the name of Haim's molester. Feldman claims that the molester is still a powerful Hollywood executive, and that if he were to disclose his identity, he would open himself up to a lawsuit.