That Time Barbara Walters Pushed Back at Corey Feldman for Calling Out Hollywood Abusers

“Stand By Me” star has been speaking out about sexual misconduct in Hollywood for years

Last Updated: October 16, 2017 @ 5:13 PM

A years-old clip of actor Corey Feldman on “The View” has resurfaced in the wake of the sexual misconduct allegations against Harvey Weinstein, and people on Twitter are hailing Feldman for spotting the problem long before anyone else.

“There are people that were the people that did this to both me and Corey that are still working, they’re still out there, and that are some of the richest most powerful people in this business,” Feldman says in the 2013 clip. “And they do not want me saying what I am saying right now.”

“Are you saying they are pedophiles and that they are still in this business?” then-host Barbara Walters asked. “Yes,” Feldman replied.

Feldman later said in the video that parents who want to put their children in the industry should do so carefully, without “naïveté.”

“You’re damaging an entire industry,” Walters told Feldman. TheWrap reached out to Walters’ rep for comment and did not immediately hear back.

After the video resurfaced over the weekend, Feldman tweeted clarification that the man who sexually abused him as a child was not Weinstein.

Watch the 2013 “The View” clip above, and see reactions below.

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