Speaking in a segment recorded for the “Dr. Oz” show that is set to air Thursday, former child actor Corey Feldman tells Dr. Mehmet Oz that he “named names” to Santa Barbara police, but says his allegations were ignored.
In a recent “Today” show interview, Feldman told Matt Lauer that he called the LAPD to name the pedophiles he says targeted him and other child stars, including actor Corey Haim.
He reiterates his statement on Thursday after the show host reveals that he called the Santa Barbara police and was told Feldman did not actually name anyone. “They want you to reach out to them,” Oz told him.
Feldman tells Oz that no one had ever reached out to the police regarding his statement before. “They acknowledged it by saying they don’t have any recollection,” Feldman observes.
When Dr. Oz encourages Feldman to call the LAPD again, according to an “insider” source who spoke to Page Six, he “revealed two new names.”
Feldman has said that he plans to name the accused pedophiles only after he raises $10 million online to make a film on the topic.
The mother of Haim, his late friend and co-star, publicly objected to the fundraising idea, saying, “He doesn’t need $10 million to do it.” After “Dr. Oz encouraged [Feldman] to call the LAPD again about child abuse claims, he revealed two new names,” the insider stated.
Feldman also reveals to Oz that he’s still being trolled by one of his former abusers. “This guy on his MySpace page and his Facebook page has got pictures of me and Corey Haim. He still taunts it and flaunts it.”
While on the phone with the LAPD, Feldman says, “I’m going to give you the names of everybody . . . everybody I’ve got knowledge of, and I would like you to start putting the pressure on all of them.”
Feldman has canceled a tour with his band to focus on his campaign to call out pedophiles who prey on child actors in Hollywood.
He recently wrote a revealing op-ed for NBC News, saying that at least one of his abusers is still working and still powerful.
“And there are other people who are not as powerful also still working, including one guy I know of who now works for the Los Angeles Dodgers,” he wrote after stating that his integrity is being questioned, and he faces personal attacks.
“At the end of the day, I do believe that all it takes is one person to speak out. There’s a fear factor there — nobody wants to be the first. And I get that. I get that not everybody is going to feel comfortable putting their career and their life at risk. It’s a big deal. What I’m doing right now is scary. But I have to believe that all of those child actors who I grew up with in Hollywood who have been through the same things, that maybe this will help them,” said Feldman, undaunted.
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