EXCLUSIVE: Why People Really, Really Need to Lay Off Corey Feldman

10/1/2013 10:00 AM PDT, by
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When you first walk through the front door of Corey Feldman's Sherman Oaks home, you immediately notice that it's absolutely nothing even close to how other -- ahem -- people have described. There are no cockroaches in the bathroom, no tanks of nitrous oxide waiting to be tapped, and above all, no throngs of scantily-clad women in angel wings waiting in line to be serviced via any orifice available. 

No, Corey's home is tidy and fresh-smelling, nary a bug in sight. A smushy-faced dog greets you at the door with its lopsided grin. On the television, "The Big Bang Theory" serves as background noise, and in the kitchen sits Corey, with his disarming smile and his good-natured girlfriend, unassumptively by his side. She's not clad in tight jeans and a bustier, boasting a face full of makeup and hair extensions, but in shorts and a worn t-shirt, fresh-faced and comfortable. 

For all of the condescending, demeaning hoopla that tries to surround Corey basically wherever he goes, you can tell right off the bat that Corey is Corey, and Corey is happy with his life, as well as his lengthy career -- which spans four decades. 

We all gather around Corey's comfortable kitchen table -- which screams so much more "family meals!" than "lines of cocaine!" and drink coffees, getting to know one another, and immediately start chatting about the important things in Corey's life: his son, his music, the lessons he's learned over the years, and of course, his career at large. 

Here's Corey on the fact that he doesn't -- despite rumors -- have multiple girlfriends, and it's for the benefit of his son, Zen, who's 9: 

"I have a child, and the whole concept of having multiple girlfriends is something I don’t want. I didn’t want to confuse my child by 'falling in love' with a new girl every week and having her in my life and then she’s gone, and now here's another and she’s your new mom. I think that’s really wrong."

Corey on his now-girlfriend, Courtney, who lives in the home, and who's been in his life for over a year now: 

"I think now we have more of a family environment than ever before because there is a woman living in the house, and she does act like my girlfriend, I mean we still don’t like kiss or anything in front of [Zen] or anything, every once in a while we’ll hold hands or we’ll all snuggle together; things like that. I’m trying to take things very slowly. We’re not trying to go and get married, we’re not doing anything crazy, we’re just being there as a support team, as best friends, and loving each other." 

On "Corey's Angels," which, despite constant comparisons, is not at all like Hugh Hefner's "Playboy" Playmates, and appears to be more of a talent/talent management/entertainment company rather than anything else: 

"An Angel is going to have a pictorial, a profile, and they’ve got to have some really great talent. To be an Angel, each talent has obviously got to be original. I don’t want l20 girls who are all actresses, that’s not really going to do much for the company. Ideally, if there’s one girl who’s an actress, one girl who’s a singer, one girl who's a producer, one girl who’s an agent, one girl who’s a writer, one girl who’s a DJ, then they all have their special niche, and that’s what makes it unique. And never before has anybody tried to do that, tried to put a beautiful girl’s talent first and make that the headline instead of objectifying her for her looks."

Corey on feminism and how it applies to his Angel parties: 

"I want to empower women, and I'm very insulted when people come after me and say 'Oh, look, you’re just exploiting these women'. It’s actually the exact opposite. I like women to feel natural and to feel sexy and to feel beautiful. The parties that we throw are about letting women feel beautiful and honoring the respect of the women. The parties are for the women; they’re not for me. It’s their night, it’s not my night. That’s why I won’t allow more than 100 guys to ever come to any Corey’s Angels party. I’m trying to celebrate the beauty of women, therefore I want 200 or 300 or 400 to be able to come here and feel free to not get gawked at, not get groped, not have guys all over them, circling around them, drunk, spilling something on them, pushing them over, and to be honest, every time I’ve been to a Candyland party, that's exactly what it is. It’s 3 to 1, guys to girls, and the girls that are there feel awkward, uncomfortable, and intimidated. That's not what this is about." 

How he feels when people think he does nothing but objectify women: 

"It hurts me. I’m a very sensitive person, and I know that probably doesn’t make a lot of sense because I've been in this business my whole life and you think I’d have a little bit tougher skin by now, but I don’t. The bottom line is that I’m a very emotional person and it’s my biggest weakness. I’m doing this because I’m trying to help these girls find a new direction. Somebody might be going down the wrong path or not have the proper values in life or they may not know the right objective. And if suddenly the whole thing is made to look like a sham, it just takes away the power of what it is I’m trying to do for them, so it kind of ruins those dreams, and that, to me, is the most depressing part, because I want people to know it’s a safe haven." 

On his book, "Coreyography," which drops this fall and why he wrote it: 

"After years of being silenced and stifled and misquoted, I want the people to really know who I am. Even if you don’t want to be a fan, if you don’t respect what I do or the way I think , that’s fine. I’m putting the truth out there, and that’s where it started. And due to the book, I ended up conquering some bigger beasts, because in the process of doing so, in reinvestigating my life, I started putting different pieces together. All of a sudden, it was like a diagram. What really became a defining point was when my friend [Corey Haim] died, which was around the time when I was really getting into the nitty gritty of writing this book, and after the fallout, I really wanted to set the record straight with a lot of things I'd remained silent on in the past." 

On sexual abuse in Hollywood and how it affects children on the whole: 

"I spoke to the police about certain incidents. I spoke to all the lawyers. I spoke to the judges, I spoke to friends that I have on every level of power, and at the end of the day, there’s a statute of limitations to what we can talk about in California, period. The whole reason sex offenders have a statute of limitations is so that you can’t come back ten years later and say 'This is what happened', which is obviously completely wrong. Think about it. Does a kid have the strength, courage, ability to talk to the police, to file a lawsuit? Of course not -- it’s a kid. Kids don’t know how to defend themselves or even think about that sort of thing. So they’re living in fear, and then you've got a child who’s afraid, who doesn’t know where to turn, and when they finally finally get the strength and they’re old enough to do something, they get 'Yeah, too bad you didn’t do something while you were younger'. And that’s what happened to me." 

Check back next week for Part 2 of Corey's interview where he weighs in on Miley Cyrus and his own music endeavors. 

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FishWrapperStud
385 days ago

Are you writing a paper for English class? Who cares about this kid? You shouldn't at all since, you know, you like tuna.

Observer_The Lovely
385 days ago

Wow....a lot of paragraphs about somebody nobody will ever give a shit about in this universe....

harshtimez
385 days ago

Uh, how much did Corey pay to have this written? Someone should remind him how times have changed and people are more savvy to BS publicity articles like this. The one from Vice has pictures. I don't see any pictures backing this one up. No pics...didn't happen and is a lie.

i_hate_you
385 days ago

Bullshit this more fucker chain smokes cigarettes, joints and Special K all the while claiming he only puts natural things in his body because he is vegan. BULLSHIT all of it.


.....I'd bang his girlfriend though......with a condom.

i_hate_you
385 days ago

***MotherFUCKER

Kimboo
385 days ago

Love this guy, He seems to be doing some good things.

Anony
385 days ago

Ok, I'll be brutally honest here, but it's out of caring. His newest "video" is embarrassing. Only a clueless 12 year old would think it's "awesome" and he's "the man" that a bunch of seasoned porn stars showed their boobs. That has to be less surprising than the Pope's religion. Corey used to be big and now he's just...not. Sorry. His kids are definitely going to hear about those VICE pictures at school. Tell me that's less traumatic than Corey changing gfs 5 times a year. He's gonna lose any glory he once had with this behavior. Anyone cheering him on is probably leading the same shambles of a life, or getting paid to do it.
Emily, stop with the paid compliments. We don't feel sorry that declining celebs need to get a real job. It's called life.

Anony
385 days ago

Ok, I'll be brutally honest here, but it's out of caring. His newest "video" is embarrassing. Only a clueless 12 year old would think it's "awesome" and he's "the man" that a bunch of seasoned porn stars showed their boobs. That has to be less surprising than the Pope's religion. Corey used to be big and now he's just...not. Sorry. His kids are definitely going to hear about those VICE pictures at school. Tell me that's less traumatic than Corey changing gfs 5 times a year. He's gonna lose any glory he once had with this behavior. Anyone cheering him on is probably leading the same shambles of a life, or getting paid to do it.
Emily, stop with the paid compliments. We don't feel sorry that declining celebs need to get a real job. It's called life.

Old Friend
385 days ago

He has lied all his life. He needs money he'll say or do anything for money now. He'll use other people to make himself look good, by bad mouthing them with lies.

willow
385 days ago

I mostly skimmed that because why is this even news? I'm a little curious as to who he is implying molested him as a child, though.

irishtook
384 days ago

If he only has 1 girlfriend, then why did 2 women, wearing next to nothing, come out with him the other night when he was swatted? I like Corey, always have but come on; be honest! I'd respect a lot more...

Jamie
289 days ago

No, I won't "lay off" of him. He's a douche bag loser, who is all about the money. He won't sign autographs unless he's payed for them - and then refuses to sign them without a name even if you do! Oh how awful that I might actually try and sell a signature that I paid $25 bucks for! I met him on another occasion too and he was the same, distant and uninterested in the praise that I was giving him. No other celebrity has been like that to me, and I've met more than 20 others, many who were much bigger stars than he ever was. I suppose it must be difficult being a sad, lonely and pathetic middle-aged has been with fans who only like or know you for what you did in the 1980s. Go back to making Lost Boys 2, 3 etc. Wanker.

Jamie
289 days ago

No you need to shut the fuck up. Do you actually know him? Have you even met him? I have, and he's an utter douche bag, hates his fans won't take time to chat to them like the majority of others and is all about the money! Met him twice and a similar character then too, refused to sign the autograph that I was paying for without a name in case I decided to sell it and then had a go at me when I asked him a polite question. I say don't "lay off him", he needs to be a little more polite to the people who put him where he is - I mean was, before he was a total loser has-been, making Lost Boys 2, 3 etc etc.

scott
242 days ago

For starters Fishwrapper obviously has an arrangement with him, in exchange for good press he will give them "exclusives" like these silly vanity videos.

In regard to "Corys Angels": This BS about being a management company and that they MUST have talent is untrue. Corey by admission throws parties in LA. The gimmick is he sells admission to the parties to average joes wanting to meet hot chicks. He charges them up to 250.00 per person. He pays the "angels" a small fee if any at all to attend the parties. That's it. that's the extent of his"management"

He is BSing when he tries to make it out like it is anything beyond. throwing parties, charging horny guys to get in and supplying sexy girls to attend so that the horny guys can hit on them.

no legit producer or director would ever attend a party of his. Hence, the girls will get nothing out of it beyond getting hit on by horny dudes. I should know, Ive been to parties like this. Except better ones. But that is the nutshell of what they offer the sexy girl or the slob who pays to get in.

Sorry your attempt to clean up his reputation has failed