In more terrible tabloid fare today, one of Corey Haim’s (The Lost Boys, Dream a Little Dream, The Two Coreys) friends is alleged to have given Radar the name of Haim’s infamous abuser. The abuser, long rumored to be a big-name Hollywood actor is — according to Haim’s friend, Corey Feldman — at least in part responsible for Haim’s drug problems and subsequent death. Statute of limitations aside, even if the abuser is outed and there is no way to prosecute him criminally, exposing him — and the child sex ring both Coreys and Elijah Wood have discussed — would be a huge thing. We don’t want any more Bill Cosbys, but they unfortunately exist, and outing the industry’s disgusting underbelly is a necessary ugliness we must face. The kids who’ve suffered through predators’ attacks might never see real justice, but I can only imagine the relief it would bring would be immeasurable.
In Radar’s piece, they say a few things about the pedophile ring’s “Kingpin”:
- He’s an A-list star (presumably the word “star” means actor), one of the most recognizable faces in the industry.
- He has children; he’s a “family man”.
- He has never come out as gay.
Going back through previous information revealed by Haim, who said he was 14 (1985) at the time he was abused by a 42-year-old, unidentified man; that man would now be 73 years old (if the age given was accurate) and have been born around 1943. Given those parameters, and I’m not trying to make any suggestions here, it’s not difficult to comb through IMDb and find recognizable actors who were or are A-listers with children, but it is terrifying. The names at the top of these lists (by recognizability/”star” factor) are names we’ve loved. We can’t stand the thought of any beloved actor turning out to have been an abuser, never mind the ringleader of a secret group that preys on children. That said, this experience was torturous for Corey Haim, and still is for others who have lived with this all their lives. We don’t know who is still in danger; these “parties” are purportedly still ongoing. Every second that this person continues to go unidentified is a second too long.
It is important to note: these are only lists of people approximately the right age, nothing more. Some of them have no children (Walken, thank the gods), some are deceased (Hermann, *sob*), and some do not fit the clues Radar listed.
Actors who were exactly 42 in 1985: Born 1943, age 73 now
Actors who were 41 in 1985: Born 1944, age 72 now
Actors who were 43 in 1985: Born in 1942, age 74 now