Corey Feldman is a Actor, Director, Producer and Sound American born on 16 july 1971 at Los Angeles (USA)
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Birth name Corey Scott FeldmanNationality USABirth 16 july 1971
(51 years) at Los Angeles (USA
Corey Scott Feldman (born July 16, 1971) is an American actor and singer. He became well-known during the 1980s, with roles as a youth in films such as The Fox and the Hound, Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, The Goonies, Stand by Me, The Lost Boys, Gremlins and The 'Burbs. Feldman is also the lead singer for the rock band Truth Movement.
Feldman stated that he began the "Emancipation Proclamation in Hollywood" at age 15, when he was granted emancipation from his parents. He stated that he was worth $1 million by age 15, and by the time the judge court-ordered the bank records to come forward, only $40,000 remained.
Feldman was married to actress Vanessa Marcil from 1989 until 1993. Feldman met actress and model Susie Sprague in a nightclub in January 2002. They married on October 30 that year, on the final episode of the first season of The Surreal Life. The ceremony was co-officiated by a rabbi and by M.C. Hammer, an ordained minister. In October 2009, the couple split after seven years of marriage. Later that month, Sprague filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. She sought full custody of their son, with Feldman having visitation rights. She also sought spousal support. Feldman sought joint custody and wanted the court to block Sprague's spousal support demand. The couple's divorce became final, after 5 years, in 2014.
Feldman is an advocate for animal welfare and animal rights and has adhered to a vegetarian diet since he was about thirteen years old. He appeared with his wife in a PETA ad campaign promoting vegetarianism. He was awarded the Paws of Fame Award by the Wildlife Way Station for his dedication to animal rights.
In an August 2011 interview, Feldman said that Hollywood's biggest secret was pedophilia and that he and his best friend Corey Haim were victims of it in the 1980s. Feldman has also stated that he was raped by a man he has identified only as "Ron", a man who worked as an assistant to Feldman's father. Feldman has also identified "Ron" as having facilitated his initiation into drug addiction.
During February 2005, Feldman was subpoenaed to testify against Michael Jackson in his child molestation trial. The singer was accused of molesting a 15-year-old boy, believed to be a cancer survivor, who spent time at Jackson's Neverland Ranch and who appeared in Martin Bashir's 2003 documentary Living with Michael Jackson. Feldman said, "I started looking at each piece of information, and with that came this sickening realization that there have been many occurrences in my life and in my relationship to Michael that have created a question of doubt." Conversely, he has spoken out in defense of Jackson in the wake of Wade Robson's sexual molestation accusations.
Feldman accused Michael Jackson of damaging his childhood by befriending and then abandoning him. The two had become close after Feldman found fame as a young star in Gremlins, The Goonies and Stand by Me. Feldman admitted Jackson helped many children by becoming a friend and mentor – but Feldman claimed Jackson did more harm than good, by dropping kids when he grew bored with them. The actor said, "He did real damage in my overall life. I was a 12-year-old boy who was hurt by his family and ignored by people at school. Michael would sit and talk to me for hours and he would listen. Then he would get bored. The biggest thing that Michael's done to children is befriending the ones that are in need and then abandoning them."
When Jackson died, Feldman dedicated a Los Angeles hospital concert with his rock band Truth Movement to the singer. Feldman told the crowd Jackson was watching over the show. "I didn't feel I could pull myself together to do a show tonight," Feldman told People magazine after the show. "It's been really difficult, honestly. I'm all shaken up right now. I had to do a lot of acting, basically, to get through the last 48 hours". Of the events of the week Jackson died, said Feldman, "It was shocking, and I think I'm still in shock, to an extent. I don't think I have fully, completely come to terms with it yet. I have waves and flashes. One moment, I feel fine and I'm myself. Then all of a sudden, it hits me, and I go, 'Wow, he's really gone.' It's very troubling.