In an interview with ABC’s Nightline show, the former child star said that pedophiles are “like vultures” in the entertainment industry.
“The number one problem in Hollywood was, is and always will be pedophilia,” he said. “It’s all done under the radar… But it’s the big secret.”
The 40-year-old actor said he was “literally surrounded” by pedophiles at the age of 14, but didn’t realize “until I was much older what they were and what they wanted.”
“I was surrounded by them when I was 14 and I didn’t even know it. It was only when I was old enough to know what they were. They all had either their own power, or connections to great power in the entertainment industry.”
Feldman blamed the death of his friend Corey Haim at the age of 38 in 2010 on the abuse he suffered at the hands of a ” Hollywood mogul” that he refused to name.
“There was a circle of older men that surrounded themselves around this group of kids,” he said. “And they had power or connections to great power in the industry.”
Feldman said that Haim’s struggles with addiction and substance abuse were also a “symptom” of the molestation he had suffered earlier in his life.
“There is one person to blame in the death of Corey Haim, and that person happens to be a Hollywood mogul — and that person needs to be exposed but unfortunately I can’t be the one to do it,” Corey said.
“The person that knows who did it and knows who he is watching right now I guarantee it,” he continued.
“There’s a lot of good people in this industry and there’s a lot of really, really sick corrupt people in this industry. And there are people that have got away with it for so long that they think there above the law and that’s got to stop.”
Feldman is one of the child stars from the 80s, alongside Corey Haim and River Phoenix. He starred in the hit films The Goonies, Stand By Me and The Burbs.