(ANTIMEDIA) — Actor Corey Feldman is trying to raise funding for a film he claims will expose rampant pedophilia in the film industry, and on Thursday, he revealed the name of one of his own abusers in a televised interview.
“That is him,” the child star said as Mehmet Oz, host of The Dr. Oz Show, held up a photo for him to see. “That is the guy.”
The man Feldman identified was John Grissom, another actor who appeared with Feldman in two movies in the 1980s, License to Drive and Dream a Little Dream.
Feldman told Oz he wanted to identify Grissom in his 2013 memoir Coreyography but his lawyers would not let him do so.
“We had to change the names legally. The lawyers made me change the names…They gave me a list of three or four, you know, names. I picked the one that sounded closest to his name.”
The name used in the book is “Ron Crimson.” On Twitter back in March, when someone made the connection between Crimson and Grissom, Feldman hinted that the commenter could be correct.
As the interview continued Thursday, Feldman urged Grissom to turn himself in to authorities:
“Now is your time. Be a man for the first time and come forward yourself. … Let it be known and you will be dealt with in a much more tolerant way, I’m sure. However, if you do not, we are coming for you.”
Last week, Feldman used an emotional YouTube video to launch an Indiegogo campaign to raise funds for a feature-length film he says will shed light on pedophiles working in the entertainment industry. As of Thursday evening, Feldman has raised $185,000 of his “flexible” $10 million goal.
Feldman’s accusation against Grissom comes amid a slew of sexual harassment allegations against Hollywood heavyweights that began with Miramax co-founder Harvey Weinstein. Accusations have since been made against Oscar winners such as Kevin Spacey and Dustin Hoffman.