Corey Feldman has stepped forward to name Jon Grissom as the former actor who allegedly molested him as a child.
Feldman originally offered details of the alleged abuse in his 2013 autobiography, Coreyography. In the book, the Goonies star used a pseudonym for the man involved. But in the weeks since the Harvey Weinstein sex scandal broke, the actor has vowed to expose paedophilia in Hollywood.
During an appearance on The Dr. Oz Show, Feldman took the opportunity to out Grissom as his alleged attacker. On the show, Dr. Mehmet Oz held up a picture of Grissom, with Feldman confirming “that is him That’s the guy.”
“This guy, on his Myspace page and his Facebook page has pictures of me and Corey Haim.” “He still taunts it and flaunts it.”
There had been previous speculation Grissom was the attacker mentioned in Feldman’s book under the pseudonym Ron Crimson. Feldman admitted that the pseudonym was designed to be as close to Grissom’s real name as possible.
“We had to change the names legally. The lawyers made me change the names. … They gave me a list of three or four, you know, names. I picked the one that sounded closest to his name,” he said.
The Lost Boys actor said he previously told Santa Barbara Police about Grissom in 1993. He also filed a report against Grissom during his appearance on the Dr. Oz Show.
He then called on Grissom to turn himself in: “Now is your time. Be a man for the first time and come forward yourself. … Let it be known and you will be dealt with in a much more tolerant way, I’m sure. However, if you do not, we are coming for you.”
Grissom, who enjoyed a brief movie career that included roles in the Corey Feldman/Corey Haim comedies Dream A Little Dream and License To Drive, has so far failed to respond to the claims.
In Feldman’s book, the actor details how his father, Bob Feldman, hired Grissom to work on his management team. They hit it off immediately but something wasn’t quite right:
“By late 1986 or early 1987, my father had hired a man I’ll call Ron Crimson, a young, good-looking guy in his early twenties, to work in the offices of New Talent Enterprises. Every time I walked across the street to talk business with my father, Ron would saunter over and manage to say something outrageously funny. We hit it off immediately. It was almost eerie how similar we were. It was as if he had studied me and was copying my every move.”
Feldman claims the pair continued to hang out together, but that Grissom soon introduced him to hard drugs and eventually began behaving inappropriately:
“He grabbed my hand and led me into my father’s room. He pushed me on the bed and took me in his mouth. I was immediately revolted, but I tried to tough it out. I told myself I could do it, that a lot of other people were doing it, that I should stop fighting and go with the flow. I ignored the nausea that gripped my stomach. I tried to imagine that I was somewhere else. That it wasn’t real. That it wasn’t happening.”
The State of California Department of Justice Office of the Attornery General’s site lists Grissom as a registered sex offender with convictions to oral copulation with a minor under 6 and lewd or lascivious actors with a child aged 14 or 15.
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