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Inside Hollywood's infamous underage nightclub, where Corey Feldman alleges he was assaulted.

This post deals with child sexual abuse and might be triggering for some readers.

After years of promising to tell his story of sexual abuse at the hands of powerful men in Hollywood, former child star Corey Feldman has released his documentary, My Truth: The Rape of Two Coreys.

Following decades of claims that paedophilia has infiltrated all levels of Hollywood, Feldman decided to go fully independent in releasing the documentary in order to make us listen to the full extent of his allegations.

Although the pay-per-view documentary’s release was marred by technical difficulties and an alleged hacking, six figures – including four of whom he had previously accused of sexual abuse – were named by Feldman as alleged predators.

Watch the trailer for My Truth: The Rape of Two Coreys below. Post continues after video.

The men accused by Feldman included Charlie Sheen, who was accused of raping Feldman’s late best friend and former child star Corey Haim. Charlie Sheen has since strongly denied the allegations, sharing: “These sick, twisted and outlandish allegations never occurred”.

Other men accused by Feldman in the documentary included the now 48-year-old’s former personal assistant Jon Grissom, Alphy Hoffman, who owned an 80s nightclub for underage child actors, and Corey Haim’s former talent manager Marty Weiss.

Alphy Hoffman’s late casting director father Bobby Hoffman and former actor Dominick Brascia, who died in 2018, were also accused by Feldman in the documentary.

For decades, both Feldman and Haim have spoken out about their experiences at Alphy Hoffman’s unsupervised nightclub for underage kids “in the industry”, Alphy’s Soda Pop Club.

The Hollywood nightclub, which was open for just three years from 1986 to 1989, was the home of child stars aged 16 and under including the two Coreys, Alyssa Milano, Christina Applegate, Tori Spelling, and Scott Grimes.

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The private exclusive club was run by Alphy Hoffman (real name Alphy Rivas) and sponsored by Randy Miller, who was the co-owner of a soft drink brand at the time.

Appearing on The Dr Oz Show in 2017, Feldman opened up about meeting Hoffman (then in his 20s) for the first time when he was just 12 years old.

“I met him when I was 12 years old, he came to my house to pick me up in his car and I heard rumours that he threw the coolest parties in town,” Feldman said.

“He was very connected and he was the son of Bobby Hoffman who was the top casting director at the time for one of the major studios,” he added.

“That studio ran many of the hit shows that were on at the time, so when you got an invite to go to Bobby Hoffman’s private party, that was a very big thing.

“My Mum ushered me into the car and said, ‘Go have fun’.”

But although Alphy’s Soda Pop Club was often deemed “the ultimate teenage wonderland”, there was allegedly a dark side to the exclusive nightclub.

Feldman has stated previously as well as in his new documentary that the nightclub was home to predatory sexual activity.

“Interestingly that’s where I met the guy that ended up molesting [Corey] Haim,” Feldman told Dr Oz.

“There was a bunch of these guys, they were all hanging out together and the thing is there weren’t a lot of parents at the party because he would pick them up and he would become friends with all these kids.”

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Corey Haim and Corey Feldman. Image: Getty.

In the same interview, Feldman alleged that he was molested by Hoffman.

"After we'd been friends for several years, by the time he molested me I was 14, so it was a three year friendship. We talked about girls, I thought we were really good buds," he said.

One night, Feldman recalled passing out at the club. "I was like, 'Man, I'm really tired'. I remember I could barely walk. I don't know what I was given at the time, but I know that I was really out of it," he told Dr Oz.

"[Hoffman] started doing the same things to me that [Feldman's former assistant Jon Grissom allegedly] had done... I kind of woke up in the middle of it, and I freaked out. I kind of threw him off me and I ran home."

Hoffman didn't respond to the allegations in 2017. Following the release of the documentary, Hoffman still hasn't spoken out. Little is known about where he is today.

Speaking to USA's Today show following his interview with Dr Oz, Feldman claimed that other child actors were aware of what happened at the nightclub.

"There are thousands of people out there who have this information," he told host Matt Lauer.

"Any one of those child actors who went to the teenage Soda Pop Clubs with me when I was a kid know who those people are and the people who ran it."

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In an interview with Vice  in 2004, Corey Haim, who passed away in 2010, opened up about his experience at the nightclub.

"These are very vague memories," he recalled.

"I was going out with Alyssa [Milano] at the time and also kind of going out with Nicole [Eggert]. We were all seeing one another off and on. We were young. It was the ‘80s, and it was different times. We were all friends. We were like the Brat Pack, but we had our own people."

In the interview, Haim clarified that he was never given drugs or alcohol at the nightclub.

"This is before I even got into drugs, but a few people were starting to do drugs around me and people started drinking. Not Scott, not Alyssa, not Nicole, not us," he said.

"This was not my drug time yet. Not Corey’s either. We were never alcoholics. Maybe we were drug addicts, but never alcoholics.

"I got annoyed with a lot of other shit too. I got really sick and tired of [it], to be honest with you.

"By the end, it was dying out and everyone was on drugs! I was on drugs, Feldman was on drugs. At the end of it, we were 16 or 17 years old! Lost Boys was done, and we were going to other clubs and doing drugs. So at that time, a lot of people were getting messed up."

He also spoke out against Hoffman, adding: "Alphy sucks! Point f***ing blank."

"He's a piece of sh*t. A user. He had all of us and thought he was the sh*t," he added.

Feature Image: Getty.

For more on this topic:

If this post brings up any issues for you, you can contact Bravehearts (an organisation providing support to victims of child abuse) on 1800 272 831.

If you are concerned about the welfare of a child you can get advice from the Child Abuse Protection Hotline by calling 1800 688 009, or visiting their website. You can also call the 24-hour Child Abuse Report Line (131 478).


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