This post deals with child sexual abuse and might be triggering for some readers.
In the 1980s, Corey Feldman and Corey Haim were some of the biggest names in Hollywood.
In mere years, the actors experienced a meteroic rise to fame.
But as the story often goes, Feldman and Haim were soon lost down the dark path that so many other child stars take.
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As Feldman and Haim transitioned from child stars to adults, concerning reports they had been sexually abused at the hands of several powerful men in Hollywood began to emerge.
“People said, ‘Oh yeah, the Coreys, everyone’s had them,'” Alison Arngrim, who starred in Little House On The Prairie, told Fox News in 2011.
“I literally heard that they were ‘passed around’. The word was that they were given drugs and being used for sex.”
Amid the sexual abuse claims, which continue to resurface in the media to this day, the Coreys both struggled with their life in the limelight, leading them down a dark path dotted with drug and alcohol addiction.
For Haim in particular, the self-confessed “chronic relapser” struggled with addiction issues from his teenage years up until his death, leading him to attend rehab a total of 15 times.
Corey Haim’s rise and fall.
Corey Haim launched his career at the age of 13, appearing in the educational comedy series The Edison Twins from 1984 to 1985, and thriller film Firstborn in 1984.
During his first day on set for Firstborn, Haim was involved in an altercation with actor Peter Weller. After complimenting the actor, who was playing his mother’s violent boyfriend in the film, Weller threw Haim against a wall and demanded he never speak to him again after a take. It took three assistants to separate the pair.
In the years that followed, Haim appeared in a number of films, including Secret Admirer, Murphy’s Romance and coming-of-age story Lucas.