Corey Feldman appears to be making good on his taunts to identify Hollywood’s pedophiles, albeit at a trickle pace.
Speaking to Dr. Oz on Thursday, the former child star accused an actor named John Grissom, whom he says assaulted him when he was 14, and threatened to name many more who abused child actors in the 1980s.
Grissom had taken bit roles in a few of Feldman’s films, including “License to Drive” and “Dream a Little Dream.” Both films had also starred Feldman’s friend, the now-deceased Corey Haim, whom he said suffered the worst abuse.
Prior to Feldman’s decision to name his alleged attacker on the talk show, he wrote about the alleged incident in in 2014 autobiography, “Coreyography: A Memoir,” which identified the alleged pedophile by a moniker, Ron Crimson.
According to Feldman, Grissom was originally a family friend before he landed a gig as the young actor’s personal assistant. In the book, he accused “Crimson” of supplying drugs. “It was almost eerie how similar we were. It was as if he had studied me and was copying my every move,” said Feldman in a previous interview with the New York Post in 2013. He said that after taking a “concoction” of pills that “Crimson” had supplied, the assistant performed oral sex on Feldman.
However, despite his decision to conceal Grissom’s name, some on social media have managed to deduce the alleged pedophile’s identity based on information he provided in his book.
While on the talk show, Feldman was flanked by his wife, Courtney Anne Mitchell, as he expressed the torment he feels in knowing that Grissom maintains social media pages with photos of the child star.
Feldman told Dr. Oz that he first informed the Santa Barbara Police Department in 1993 of the alleged crimes—naming all his attackers—but they refused to act on it. However, the police dispute the claim.
“We are aware of the statements that Mr. Feldman is making regarding an investigation in 1993. Our records do not indicate that he named any suspects. If he has any information regarding a crime or crimes that occurred, we encourage him to contact our office or his local law enforcement agency,” said Kelly Hoover, Public Information Officer for Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office.
While on the show, Feldman called the Los Angeles Police Department with the intention of naming alleged pedophiles in Hollywood. According to Fox News, the call was not recorded for confidentiality reasons, but the actor said he plans to cooperate with investigators moving forward.