Former child star Corey Feldman has named the former ringleader of an exclusive club for child stars as an abuser.
Alphy Hoffman, whose real name is Alphy Rivas, ran Alphy’s Soda Pop Club in the 1980s, an exclusive series of parties for children aged 16 and under working in Hollywood. Alyssa Milano, Tori Spelling, Christina Applegate, Corey Haim and Feldman were all there. Sean Astin recently wrote that he attended a number of parties before getting bored.
Appearing on Dr Oz, Feldman named Rivas as the third of his alleged abusers.
“He was the guy who ran Alphy’s Soda Pop Club,” he said.
Whispers about the Soda Pop Club’s involvement in grooming and sexual abuse have been running for years. Felman described “a private social place for famous teens” in his 2013 biography, Coreyography, which detailed serious allegations of grooming young men, but didn’t name the club.
Feldman also described his experiences since naming actor Jon Grisson has an alleged abuser last week (he named youth talent manager Martin Weiss in Coreyography.)
“It’s been a whirlwind, that’s for sure,” he said. “It’s been a crazy few weeks obviously since all this took place and started. It’s been emotional, it’s been up and down. Some of it’s been a bit exhilarating to see some truths finally coming to light. On the other side of the coin it’s been nerve-wracking because there’s been so many questions, everybody wants to know so much.”
After the interview came out, Feldman called out for people to support his campaign to fight back against Hollywood pedophiles, which has so far raised $234,000 of a required $10 million.
“I have delivered, now please support this cause,” he tweeted.