Former child star Corey Feldman vows that he’s finished talking about his late friend, Corey Haim.
Appearing on the “Dr. Oz Show”, Feldman admits that he’ll stop speaking about Haim’s personal life after the late actor’s mother, Judy Haim, requested he leave her son out of the headlines.
“Out of respect to her, regardless of where the fault lies, regardless of all that stuff, that’s not my issue and it’s not my place to judge,” Feldman tells Dr. Oz. “My only thing is that I answered the questions and I love Corey and I miss him to death, but if me bringing up his name is affecting her life in any negative way, then it has to stop because I’m not here to cause anybody pain.”
The “Stand By Me” actor has been outspoken as of late, speaking candidly about alleged sexual abuse both Haim and Feldman suffered as child actors. Speculation about who the alleged perpetrator peaked earlier this week as Greg Harrison, a Toronto-based friend of Haim identified the abuser as actor/director Dominick Brascia in a Facebook post.
“I do not hate Corey Feldman, but I am afraid he has crossed too many lines now that are still attempts to hurt Corey Haim and of course what this is all doing to his mother Judy Haim,” Harrison’s post reads.
In an exclusive sitdown interview with Haim’s mother, Judy, earlier this month, she told ET Canada she was tired of Feldman using her son’s memory for his gain and that he should be able to rest in peace.
“I have had enough of hearing him [Feldman] dragging him into his own world,” she told ET Canada’s Cheryl Hickey. “The lies keep continuing,” she added, referring to Feldman’s recent appearance on “Hollywood Medium With Tyler Henry”.
Judy, who had a close-knit relationship with her son, says she was aware of everything that happened in his life, telling ET Canada that Haim made it clear exactly what he wished to be made public.
“I knew about everything,” she says. “He doesn’t want to go after anyone, he wants to leave it alone. He wants that to be behind him because he doesn’t want to look like the bad guy,” Judy said of their discussions, prior to Haim’s death in 2010.
“My son is no longer here. It’s a big problem that other people need to take care of,” Judy says of the abuse allegations.
Judy Haim doesn’t mince words when it comes to Feldman, calling the friendship between her son and the actor into question.
“Corey Feldman and I are not partners. We are not on the same page. I can write a book about how Feldman hurt my kid when he was alive and after he passed on,” she says. “I know how my son felt about Feldman; not in a very high regard, at all, and definitely not as a best friend.”