Corey Feldman used movies to escape from his abusive mother

Actor Corey Feldman is continuing his media tour, promoting his tell-all memoir, "Coreyography." He's been very open about what he claims was sexual abuse he and Corey Haim were subjected to as child stars in Hollywood. However, while on "Good Day LA," Feldman also talked about being physically abused at home while growing up.

Corey says being on set was a way to escape his abusive movie, explaining, "It was a way to go to a place where everyone was going to treat me with love and respect." Feldman's mother has denied the abuse claims made in the book. "What else would you expect?" Corey asks. "To be able to do the things that she's done to her children is, I can't even put myself in the mindset, I'm a father so as a father I can't imagine hurting my child for anything."

Feldman also discussed his views on pedophilia being Hollywood's biggest problem, citing an article he read while writing his book, where "Little House on the Prairie" star Alison Arngrim recalled hearing rumors of the abuse the two Coreys received, as if it were common knowledge.
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