Corey Feldman has accused Marilyn Manson of “decades long mental and emotional abuse”.
Feldman made the claims in a lengthy Instagram post shared on Friday (6 February), after Manson’s former partner Evan Rachel Wood and other women publicly disclosed allegations of abuse on Manson’s part.
Manson has denied the allegations, calling them “horrible distortions of reality”. The singer has yet to address Feldman’s claims.
“THE NIGHT @MARILYNMANSON TRIED 2 USE & ABUSE ME AS HIS PLAY TOY BY TRYING 2 MANIPULATE ME N2 [INTO] BREAKING MY 5 YRS of SOBRIETY 2 SNORT COCOAINE W HIM, WHILE GAS LIGHTING ME 4 HIS PRESS TOUR ON #MECHANICALANIMALS WAS WHERE THE DECADES LONG MENTAL & EMOTIONAL ABUSE BEGAN,” wrote Feldman.
The Lost Boys actor continued to state that he was “LUCKILY” not physically harmed, however, claims that the alleged incident “WAS JUST THE BEGINNING OF MY NIGHTMARE!”.
He added: “#ISTANDWITH EVAN & ANY & ALL SURVIVORS OF HIS DEMENTED ABUSE.”
Feldman – who also starred in The Goonies and Stand By Me – claimed that Manson has been “obsessed” with him for over 20 years.
The 49-year-old pointed to the “several passages about me in his book #LONGROADOUTOFHELL”.
Long Road Out of Hell is Manson’s autobiography, which was released in February 1998.
Feldman added that he first met the shock rocker at the premiere for Howard Stern’s 1997 film Private Parts in New York, where “the #GROOMING process began”.
“He grabbed my face in front of the crowd and kissed me w his Black Lip Stick that I couldn’t rub off all night. He proceeded 2 gush over me telling me what a ‘Huge fan’ of mine he was,” said Feldman. “All of this is documented in his book!”
“He brags about it as if I was a special needs person he was making fun of,” he added.
The actor claimed that Manson “heavily pursued a friendship w me. Telling me I was his idol. Telling me he actually got his whole style by watching my film #DREAMALITTLEDREAM & my character #BOBBYKELLER was the inspiration 4 this entire look. IDK if it was the truth but he used it to manipulate me”.
The 1989 romantic comedy Dream a Little Dream saw Feldman play teenager Bobby Keller.
The Independent has contacted Manson’s representative for comment.
On Monday (1 February), Wood, who was in a relationship with Manson between 2007 to 2010, named him as her alleged abuser, writing in an Instagram post: “The name of my abuser is Brian Warner, also known to the world as Marilyn Manson.