In a disturbing interview last night, former child actor Corey Feldman told Nightline that "the No. 1 problem in Hollywood was and is and always will be pedophilia." He says the "casting couch" — that is, the rumored tradition of directors and other higher-ups sleeping with young aspiring actresses — existed for child stars too, though it was more veiled. Later in the interview, he said that his friend Corey Haim's suicide could be traced back to abuse at the hands of a "Hollywood mogul." Previously, Feldman had told GQ that he was molested as a child by his own assistant. His allegation that such molestation is ongoing and widespread is a horrifying one.
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