GONE TO POT Ex-child star Corey Feldman arrested for marijuana possession after speaking out about Hollywood ‘paedo ring’ amid Weinstein scandal

October 23, 2017 in News by Slad

 

Source: The Sun | By George Sandeman

Actor came to fame in The Goonies and The Lost Boys as a teenager and has alleged he and fellow child star Corey Haim were abused by Hollywood executives.

FORMER child star Corey Feldman has been hit with a drugs charge just days after he spoke out about sexual abuse in Hollywood.

The 46-year-old, who starred in films including The Goonies and The Lost Boys as a teenager, was due to perform with his band in Louisiana, USA, before being arrested by police.

 Corey Feldman was arrested for marijuana possession yesterday

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Corey Feldman was arrested for marijuana possession yesterday

He was charged with one count of possessing marijuana and one count in regard to a traffic violation, according to local reports in Richland Parish.

The News-Star reported that the actor turned musician was not held in jail overnight but that he will likely have to pay a fine.

He was due to perform at the nearby Live Oaks Bar & Balloroom but in a Facebook post earlier today the venue said that: “Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Corey Feldman show has been cancelled.

“We would like to apologise for the cancellation. He will still be coming to hangout and it’s totally free”.

 The ex-child star claimed that he and colleague Corey Haim, right, were abused by Hollywood executives

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The ex-child star claimed that he and colleague Corey Haim, right, were abused by Hollywood executives

Local reports suggest six other individuals were also charged at the time of Feldman’s arrest.

The arrest happened a few days after Feldman spoke out against sexual abusers in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

Writing on social media on Thursday, he detailed his alleged experiences while a child star in Hollywood.

It isn’t the first time he has spoken out about the issue and alleges that a paedophile abused him and other child stars.

 Haim, right, died in 2010 and a year later Feldman publicly spoke about the abuse they had suffered

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Haim, right, died in 2010 and a year later Feldman publicly spoke about the abuse they had suffered

In a string of tweets, he said: “I AM WORKING ON A PLAN THAT MAY B A WAY FORWARD 2 SHED SOME LITE ON THIS SITUATION! IF I CAN FIGURE OUT A WAY 2 GET ACTUAL JUSTICE”.

He added: “NOBODY SHOULD LIV THEIR LIVES IN FEAR EXCEPT THOSE WHO COMMITTED THESE HEINOUS CRIMES IN THE 1ST PLACE! I HAV FAITH GOD WILL C THIS THRU!”

For several years Feldman has alleged that he and fellow child star Corey Haim were abused by film executives as they were making a name for themselves in Hollywood.

Haim died of an accidental overdose in 2010 and a year later Feldman made public allegations for the first time regarding the abuse the pair suffered.