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Corey Feldman: I Worked Very Hard, But It Was An Escape

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Corey Feldman went through a lot as a child and he talks about those experiences in his new book "Coreyography". Feldman talked about how film sets were an escape from the abuse he says he suffered at home at the hands of his mother.

"It was a way to go to a place where everyone was going to treat me with love and respect..."

When told how his mom denied ever hurting him, Corey said he's not surprised.

"What else would you expect? To be able to do the things that she's done to her children is, I can't even put myself in the mindset, I'm a father so as a father I can't imagine hurting my child for anything."

In the book, Corey also details the sexual abuse he says he and friend Corey Haim experienced while working in Hollywood.

"We were really painted in a very bad way for many many years because I think there were people in very high positions that were aware of the things that were going on...I think that there were people in positions of power that worked very hard to try and desecrate our reputations and our names to make us worthless so when we finally came forward it would be worthless."

Corey also talked about how he'd read an article a few months ago and in it, an actress acknowledged what the they were going through was common knowledge in the industry.

"She said friends of mine (hers) in the biz knew about the two Coreys like it was talked about casually like as a joke, like everyone's been with them..." Corey says he and Haim had to act even when they weren't on the set.

"We have to put on that image that 'hey we're in Hollywood, everything's happy all the time'...that is part of the conditioning, you don't want to reveal your scars."

Fun Facts About Corey Feldman (Source: Wikipedia)

1) He is an American actor and singer. He became well-known during the 1980s, with roles as a youth in films such as Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, The Goonies, Stand by Me, The Lost Boys, Gremlins, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and The 'Burbs. Feldman is also the lead singer for the ska band Truth Movement.

2) Feldman started his career at the age of three, appearing in a McDonald's commercial. In his youth he appeared in over 100 television commercials and on 50 television shows, including The Bad News Bears, Mork & Mindy, Eight is Enough, One Day at a Time. and Cheers. He debuted in the films Time After Time and Disney's The Fox and the Hound.

3) Feldman then went on to feature in several high-grossing movies (including a fair amount of number-one movies) in a row. These movies included Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984), Gremlins (1984), The Goonies (1985), and Stand By Me (1986), alongside River Phoenix, Wil Wheaton, and Jerry O'Connell. In 1987, Feldman appeared with Corey Haim in The Lost Boys. This film marked the first on-screen pairing of Feldman and Haim, who became known as "The Two Coreys". The pair went on to star in a string of films, including License to Drive (1988) and Dream a Little Dream (1989).

‘Coreyography' is out in stores now.

Twitter: @Corey_Feldman

Website: coreyfeldman.net

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