Who, my age, did not want to be in movies like Goonies or ET? There was a group of child actors who appeared in movies like these who elicited at least a mild level of envy. These movies looked like fun to be in!
But something was wrong somewhere. A number of child actors from my generation have spoken out about sexual abuse in tandem with their acting career.
Corey Feldman has spoken out about his belief that his friend’s life was marred by sexual abuse and that it is a problem in Hollywood.
My heart goes out to Corey Haim and the way a predator’s actions may have ultimately contributed to years of pain and a premature death.
Victims have the right to speak out, pursue legal action, warn others, and get help. They need to know they are not alone.
I like to use abuse survivor as much as possible, but I think that in this case, Corey Haim was a victim. His story is a tragedy.