Corey Feldman’s Truth Campaign is moving along but as of Nov. 21, 2017, it has taken a shift in focus. Corey plans to turn his 2013 memoir Coreyography into a movie that will not only tell the story of the former child actor’s life but will reveal the sexual abuse he endured while simultaneously at the height of his career. He says the movie will show the impact of child sexual abuse through the eyes of a child. Feldman has pledged that a portion of the proceeds will be donated to L.A.’s Rape Foundation. The Rape Foundation provides assistance and support to child victims of sexual abuse and assault.
The shift comes as many donors to the original Indiegogo campaign reported issues with their donations. Indiegogo stated they investigated the complaints and couldn’t find anything amiss. However; many donors contacted Corey Feldman through social media to let him know there were difficulties. Feldman had already shifted the focus of the Indiegogo campaign and lowered the amount (though he is restricted from lowering the figure on the website). He brought the goal down from $10 million to a stretch goal of $500,000. Feldman is aiming for $2.5 million to make Coreyography the Movie.
The Go Fund Me campaign is to raise funds for security, as Feldman and his family continue to fear for their lives. He wants to hire armed guards for protection as his fears of retaliation from those in Hollywood’s pedophile ring continue to mount.
While many scoffed at the idea of those in Hollywood going to such great lengths to silence their accusers, more have come to voice their support for Feldman requiring security after what has transpired in the Harvey Weinstein case. It was learned that Weinstein allegedly hired private investigators to follow approximately 91 people he has been accused of violating or those closely associated with his victims.
You can learn more about Corey’s Truth Campaign and the Go Fund Me account below.
— Corey Feldman (@Corey_Feldman) November 21, 2017
In addition to fundraising for security, the legal team, and Coreyography the Movie, there is a petition that is spreading across social media called Corey’s Law. The petition needs 100,000 signatures in order to reach the White House.
— Gina Virgilio (@Gina_Virgilio) November 21, 2017
Corey’s Law aims to remove the statute of limitations on child sexual abuse cases. In many situations, parents and legal guardians are the ones who determine whether or not police are contacted. While each state has a different law, it’s important that adults who are child victims are not penalized because their parents chose not to report a crime. Many adult victims of sexual abuse don’t recognize the severity of their experiences for many years.
By the time many adult survivors have the strength and courage to speak out, the statute of limitations has given the predator or perpetrator the advantage.