The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed Thursday that it has dropped an investigation into allegations of widespread pedophilia in Hollywood made by actor Corey Feldman only a day after it was reported to be looking into the case.
The department apparently dropped the case because of limitations of the law, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Reportedly saying, “It’s done,” LAPD spokesman Drake Madison told the outlet that the statute of limitations on the charges of child molestation had run out on the cases that the actor brought to the department’s attention.
It was only one day before, on November 8, that the LAPD confirmed it was looking into Feldman’s accusations.
The 46-year-old Feldman — who broke out in the 80s in films such as The Lost Boys and License to Drive — accused two men, Jon Grissom and Marty Weiss, of sexually abusing him when he was a child actor.
Feldman has been trying to raise the issue of sexual misconduct in Hollywood for decades. In one case he tried to convince the host of ABC’s The View of his allegations but was shut down by host Barbara Walters.
Feldman has also spoken frequently about his friend, actor Corey Haim, who he says was first raped in Hollywood when he was just 11 years old. Feldman pegged Haim’s drug addictions and death in 2010 to his struggles to deal with the alleged molestation.
In a recent open letter, Feldman assured fans and the film industry that he is not out to destroy Hollywood.
“Remember, this isn’t a war against Hollywood,” Feldman said in his letter. “This is a war against corruption of the highest order because of a few bad people who must be rooted out of the industry. This is the war of Good and Evil! I implore U to stand with me.”
The 80s star recently launched a $10 million fund-raising campaign for a film intended to expose what he calls Hollywood’s “pedophilia ring.”
Feldman’s long-time accusations have taken on new meaning in the wake of scandals involving former movie producer Harvey Weinstein and actor Kevin Spacey, two powerful members of the entertainment industry who have been accused of decades of sex abuse allegations.
The accusations of sexual misconduct have since spread out across the media landscape with major figures such as former MSNBC political analyst Mark Halperin and former National Public Radio chief Michael Oreskes, among many others, being accused of misconduct.
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