- The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Actor and musician Corey Feldman, who has spoken out for years against pedophilia in the entertainment industry, took to Twitter Monday night to celebrate the “turning of the tide” on Hollywood sex abuse in light of the downfall of film producer Harvey Weinstein.

“I have prayed endlessly 2 witness the turning of the tide, I only wish my bf was here 2 experience it! But I’m sure he’s smiling down!” Mr. Feldman tweeted in all caps, referring to his late best friend and costar Corey Haim, who died of a drug overdose at age 38.

Both Haim and Mr. Feldman claimed they were molested as young boys by older men in the business, which led to years of substance abuse. Mr. Feldman has repeatedly claimed that the abuse Haim suffered as a child contributed to his early death. Neither of the men named their abusers.

An appearance Mr. Feldman made on “The View” in 2013, which resurfaced this week in light of the scandal involving Mr. Weinstein, showed host Barbara Walters scolding Mr. Feldman for alleging that his abusers were still some of the richest, most powerful people in Hollywood.

“You’re damaging an entire industry,” Ms. Walters declared.

“I’m sorry. I’m not trying to,” Mr. Feldman responded. “I’m just trying to say that it’s a very important, serious topic.”

Mr. Feldman tweeted a link to “The View” interview last week.

He also clarified that neither he nor Haim were personally abused by Mr. Weinstein, who has been accused of sexual misconduct or assault by more than 40 women.

Mr. Feldman tweeted Monday night that he was confident that “1 DAY JUSTICE WILL B SERVED” for both himself and Haim.

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