Who is Jon Grissom ? Corey Feldman names man who he says molested him in the 1980s
Corey Feldman, a former child actor who starred in numerous blockbuster hits during the 1980s, such as The Goonies and Stand By Me, acknowledged one of the men who allegedly molested him as a child after Dr. Oz put the clues together on his show on Thursday.
Feldman appeared on The Dr. Oz Show to talk about Hollywood pedophilia, while pleading with others to dig up old “teen magazines” and investigate a soda pop shop that he once hung out as a teenager. Feldman claimed the owner of the now-closed club was one of the “ring leaders.”
The actor also acknowledged that Cloyd ‘Jon’ Grissom, an actor who had small parts in two movies Feldman starred in, Dream a Little Dream and License to Drive, was the man who reportedly sexually assaulted him during the late 1980s.
In 2013, Feldman wrote a book, “Coreyography,” in which he detailed the encounters between himself and a man he called “Ron Crimson.” Feldman admitted to Dr. Oz that his attorneys wouldn’t let him outright name his alleged abuser, so he chose an alias that sounded close to Grissom’s real name.
“We had to change the names legally,” Feldman said. “The lawyers made me change the names. … They gave me a list of three or four, you know, names. I picked the one that sounded closest to his name.”
In his book, Feldman said his own father, Bob Feldman, hired Grissom to work on his management team. According to an excerpt from his book, Feldman wrote that Grissom got along so well with him that it was if the man “studied” the actor and copied him.
“By late 1986 or early 1987, my father had hired a man I’ll call Ron Crimson, a young, good-looking guy in his early twenties, to work in the offices of New Talent Enterprises. Every time I walked across the street to talk business with my father, Ron would saunter over and manage to say something outrageously funny. We hit it off immediately. It was almost eerie how similar we were. It was as if he had studied me and was copying my every move.”
Feldman wrote that as the pair continued to hang out together, Grissom allegedly introduced him to cocaine and other hard drugs, and before long, began making moves on him after handing the child actor a cocktail of pills.
“He grabbed my hand and led me into my father’s room. He pushed me on the bed and took me in his mouth. I was immediately revolted, but I tried to tough it out. I told myself I could do it, that a lot of other people were doing it, that I should stop fighting and go with the flow. I ignored the nausea that gripped my stomach. I tried to imagine that I was somewhere else. That it wasn’t real. That it wasn’t happening.”
According to Grissom’s (now deleted) Facebook page, he currently lives in Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico. He posted a few former child stars’ photos on his Facebook page, including those of Sean and Mackenzie Astin, and even a photo of Feldman. On Thursday, he disabled his Facebook account after numerous Feldman supporters called him out for posting the star’s photo on his profile.
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