Corey Haim and Corey Fieldman of 80's movie "License to Drive" fame admit that they were molested as teens on their TV Show "The Two Coreys" on A&E.
G&Q Interview with Corey Feldmanhttp://men.style.com/gq/blogs/gqeditors
(Scroll down to Monday June 23rd)Season two is different-less Odd Couple, more raw confrontation. I mean, the first episode has you two revealing you'd both been molested as teens. Why talk now?
That was one of those things that we'd discussed not bringing up. And then Haim brought it up anyway. You know how there's one thing that your friendís got against you that he could use as blackmail at any time? That was the one thing. To be fair, you brought up Haim's suicide attempt first, right?
Well, that was a bit of clever editing. The conversation lasted probably two hours. You have to encapsulate it in a twenty-two-minute episode. It's harrowing stuff. Can you grasp how the molestation affected your life?
Well, I certainly think it affected Haim's. I think it's stunted him. That's the root of why he hasn't had a solid relationship. I went through my own similar problems, and fortunately, I was able to [compartmentalize] it in my brain. Let's not forget that I went through an intensive ten-month rehabilitation process [to get over a heroin addiction]. The only way I could overcome that addiction was to deal with my deep-rooted problems. I wanted to put it out there and give it back to God and all that healthy stuff you're supposed to do. You were friends, famously, with Michael Jackson. Are you worried that people will assume he did this to you?
People can say whatever they want, but it wasn't Michael. He and I have our own issues, but that wasn't one of them. The bottom line is, I know who it was. I didn't know how to cut him off. Not only did I continue being friends with the guy, but he was working for me.Working for you?
The guy that did this to me was my assistant. He would come in when I was sleeping. I would wake up and I would know what was going on, but I would just try to ignore it and hope that he would go away, which is how kids who aren't ready to deal with something deal with it. I was still a virgin at the time. I hadn't even had sex with a girl. So for me it was just kind of bewildering. Despite what people think, I was actually very innocent and very naive at the time. I was your typical American kid. Have you ever confronted him?
No. I haven't seen him since 1986.
The episode airs on A&E
6/25 10:30pm (Eastern)
6/26 2:30am (Eastern)
6/29 6:30pm (Eastern)