Former child star Corey Feldman has written a tell-all autobiography about his troubled past, called Coreyography.
In the book he details sexual abuse he experienced as well as his close friendship with his fellow drug-addicted heartthrob, the late Corey Haim.
Feldman also sheds light on his infamous relationship with the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, which he calls the “healthiest” in his life.
“I was shattered, disgusted, devastated. I needed some normalcy in my life. So, I called Michael Jackson,” he writes. “Michael Jackson’s world, crazy as it sounds, had become my happy place. Being with Michael brought me back to my innocence. When I was with Michael, it was like being 10 years old again.”
Feldman insists that their friendship was never inappropriate and gives examples of how Jackson was a fun, positive influence on him.
He claims Jackson would often do “an imitation of what sounded like an uptight, conservative Caucasian, not unlike [when] Dave Chappelle . . . pretends to be white.”
The Lost Boys star also says the two bonded over their bad relationships with their fathers. According to Feldman, even as an adult, Jackson was “still absolutely terrified of his father.”
The two allegedly had a falling out in 2001 but Feldman still maintains fond memories of their friendship.
“People always ask me about life after childhood stardom. What would I say to parents of children in the industry?” he writes. “My only advice, honestly, is to get these kids out of Hollywood and let them lead normal lives.”