Riot Fest’s roster for the 2023 edition has been released. The Cure, Foo Fighters, the Postal Service, Death Cab for Cutie, Turnstile, Queens of the Stone Age, and Corey Feldman are among this year’s lineup.
Social media users are unhappy with having Feldman in the lineup due his controversial past. Feldman has found himself in hot waters every now and then since Corey Haim’s death.
Haim, who died at the age of 38 from pneumonia, began his career in show business at an early age, starring in his first commercial when he was 10 years old.
Feldman, like Haim, began acting as a child. He had his first television debut at the age of three and has since appeared in over 100 commercials.
The actors were dubbed “The Two Coreys” after appearing together in 1987’s The Lost Boys. The two went on to star in other direct-to-video projects, including a 2008 Lost Boys sequel, as well as License to Drive (1988) and Dream a Little Dream (1989).
Feldman claimed in his 2013 memoir, Coreyography, that he was assaulted by men in the entertainment industry for years. Although the Los Angeles Police Department investigated the claims after Feldman submitted them in 2017, the case was dismissed due to the statute of limitations having expired.
Feldman also claimed in the book that Haim was sexually assaulted as a child.
Feldman then stated that he was not naming names to avoid causing further sorrow to Haim’s mother.
Feldman celebrated the tenth anniversary of Haim’s murder by releasing My Truth: The Rape of Two Coreys, a documentary about the alleged abuse Feldman and Haim endured as children in Hollywood.
Perhaps the most disturbing allegation in the video is that Feldman claims a buddy told him that Charlie Sheen raped Haim on the set of the 1986 picture Lucas. Sheen was 19 at the time, and Haim was 13.
Several other people included in the documentary, including Susannah Sprague, Feldman’s ex-wife with whom he had a son named Zen, stated that Haim had also told them about the alleged sexual assault.
“These vile, twisted, and absurd charges are false. Period,” Sheen’s publicist said in a statement to PEOPLE. I would advise everyone to take the author’s word for it and read what Judy Haim, the author’s mother, has to say.
When Dominick Brascia, an actor, made a comparable allegation in a 2017 National Enquirer article, Sheen had refuted the charge. Brascia passed away in 2018 at the age of 61.
In 2017, Haim’s mother claimed that Brascia, not Sheen, had sexually molested her son during an interview on The Dr. Oz Show. She also said that Haim brought up the alleged assault in reference to his reality series The Two Coreys, which followed his relationship with Feldman.
Feldman also charged Brascia with abusing Haim in the film, but Brascia earlier refuted the charge.
Despite dedicating a large portion of his professional life to supporting sexual assault survivors, Feldman voluntarily resigned from the SAG-AFTRA Sexual Harassment Committee in June 2020 in response to many allegations of misconduct made by former bandmates of his, Corey’s Angeles.
Feldman issued a statement in which she stated, “As a victim myself of sexual predators and an avid spokesperson on behalf of victims everywhere, I welcome an investigation. Beyond that, I don’t care to dignify the alleged claims of women who have been stalking me and harassing me endlessly for some time, for which I have contacted police.”