Corey Feldman accuses Marilyn Manson of ‘decades-long mental, emotional abuse’, comes out in support of victims
The former child actor, in his social media post, said Manson was 'obsessed' with him and called him his idol before trying to manipulate him as a 'toy'
On February 7, Corey Feldman took to social media to share a post accusing Marilyn Manson of “decades-long mental and emotional abuse” and "messing with my life". This comes in light of at least 11 women making abuse allegations against Manson. Feldman's account comes days after 'Westworld' actress Evan Rachel Wood accused Manson of "horrific abuse" on Monday.
The former child actor, in his social media post, said Manson was "obsessed" with him and called him his idol - before trying to manipulate him as a "toy". The 49-year-old posted a photo on Instagram of them together on the evening he claims his "nightmare" began more than 20 years ago.
"The night @marilynmanson tried 2 use & abuse me as his play toy by trying 2 manipulate me N2 breaking my 5 yrs of sobriety 2 snort cocaine w him, while gaslighting me 4 his press tour on #MechanicalAnimals was where the decades long mental & emotional abuse began," he began recounting his ordeal.
"Luckily I was not physically harmed that night as we got out safely, but that was just the beginning of my nightmare!" he wrote. Feldman, who has campaigned to expose child abuse in Hollywood, posted in support of Wood and the other accusers. "#ISTANDWITHEVAN & any & all survivors of his demented abuse!"
He wrote, "Manson has been obsessed w me 4 over 2 decades! Don’t #BELIEVE me? Just LOOK @ THE PUBLISHED FACTS!" He then went on to list all the pointers validating his account. "He [Manson] 1st wrote several passages about me in his book #LONGROADOUTOFHELL as we had met a few months prior 2 that @ a premier in NY where the #GROOMING process began. He grabbed my face in front of the crowd and kissed me w his black lip stick that I couldn’t rub off all night. He proceeded 2 gush over me telling me what a 'Huge fan' of mine he was. He then introduced me 2 his BFF #BILLYCORGAN. All of this is documented in his book! He brags about it as if I was a special needs person he was making fun of."
Feldman continued to write, "Manson heavily pursued a friendship w me. Telling me I was his idol. Telling me he actually got his whole style by watching my film #DREAMALITTLEDREAM & my character #BOBBYKELLER was the inspiration 4 his entire look. Idk if that was #TRUTH but he used it as a way 2 manipulate me."
"Months later he called me on Xmas morning, 2 wish me a 'merry Christmas' & invite 2 a dinner party around the release of his book, @ the fancy Indian Hollywood hang Dar Macrabe where customers sit around on pillows as in traditional Indian style. When I walked in the rm it was quite clear that I was the 'guest of honor' as the whole room stopped 2 take pictures of the moment as he hugged me, then grabbed my hand, & led me 2 the table by his side. THE PIC IS FROM THAT MOMENT! We later went back 2 his home where the nightmare began. He has messed w my life ever since."
Wood took to Instagram, accusing Manson of using racist insults and wearing Nazi tattoos. While Manson has not responded to Feldman's claims, he has called the allegations "horrible distortions of reality" and insisted all his relationships were consensual.
A former popular child star of the 80s, Corey Feldman has previously detailed the alleged abuse he suffered while working as a child star in teen movies of the time including 'Stand By Me', 'The Goonies' and 'The Lost Boys'. He has repeatedly elaborated on the "dangerous" dark underbelly of the industry and claimed there was a powerful "Hollywood pedophile ring". Last year a documentary 'The Rape of The Two Coreys' claimed he and fellow child star Corey Haim were raped by leading industry figures.
The internet was aghast and devastated to find out that Feldman was allegedly one of Manson's victims. "That’s @Corey_Feldman and if you don’t know he was a big actor back in the 80s this is so sad I’m sorry you had to experience this," one tweeted replying to another who called Manson "a piece of sh*t". "Just learning about how #MarilynManson was abusive towards @Corey_Feldman & it's heartbreaking how much that guy has been through Hollyweird to the extreme," another added. Even the naysayers showed their support. "I'm not a fan of Corey Feldman, but to be fair to him he did speak publicly about Marilyn Manson's unpleasant nature years ago."
That’s @Corey_Feldman and if you don’t know he was a big actor back in the 80s this is so sad I’m sorry you had to experience this. 😢💔— 𝕲𝖔𝖙𝖍𝖔𝖗𝖎𝖙𝖆 (@slapmysushi) February 6, 2021
I'm not a fan of Corey Feldman, but to be fair to him he did speak publicly about Marilyn Manson's unpleasant nature years ago.— Kirsten Flagstad (@WhiteSwanLakes) February 6, 2021