Corey Feldman named one of his alleged abusers during an appearance on The Dr. Oz Show on Thursday, November 2.
The Stand by Me star, 46, claimed that former actor Jon Grissom molested him in the 1980s when Feldman was 13 or 14 years old. Grissom, now 55, had small parts in a few of Feldman’s movies, including License to Drive (1988) and Dream a Little Dream (1989).
“That is him. That’s the guy,” Feldman said when host Dr. Mehmet Oz held up a photo of Grissom. “This guy, on his MySpace page and his Facebook page, he’s got pictures of me and [costar] Corey Haim. He still taunts it and flaunts it.”
During the episode, the Gremlins actor called the Los Angeles Police Department to report the alleged sexual assault. “I want to give them the names of everybody,” he told Dr. Oz, referencing his many alleged abusers. “I told them that. I said, ‘Look, I’m going to give you the names of everybody I have any knowledge of and I would like you to start putting the pressure on all of them.”
Feldman said he wanted to name Grissom in his 2013 memoir, Coreyography, but his lawyers advised him to use the false moniker Ron Crimson instead. “I picked the one that sounded closest to his name,” he explained.
Feldman continued, “This guy, on his Myspace page and his Facebook page, has pictures of me and Corey Haim. He still taunts it and flaunts it.” Feldman said he wrote about Grissom in his 2013 book, “Coreyography,” but his lawyers made him change Grissom’s name. Oz and Feldman then called Los Angeles Police on air to report the accusations.
“They are going to do an interview with me when I get back to Los Angeles,” he said. “However, they did give me the warning that based on the statute of limitations, they can only open an investigation, but they cannot promise that it will be prosecuted.” An LAPD official told The Hollywood Reporter that they have been “made aware” of the incident but have not taken a report.
Grissom acted with Feldman and Haim in 1988’s “License to Drive” and 1989’s “Dream a Little Dream.” Later, Oz and his legal counsel appeared together in a video posted to Facebook. They revealed that Grissom, whose full name is Cloyd Jon Grissom, was arrested in 2001 on child molestation charges. A jury found him guilty in 2003 and he served time in prison. Oz and his legal counsel also revealed that Grissom is currently a fugitive.
Feldman is currently trying to raise $10 million to create a feature film exposing pedophiles in Hollywood.