Corey Feldman denies that he was arrested for possessing marijuana over the weekend.
Over the weekend, reports circulated that Actor Corey Feldman, known for his roles in The Goonies and The Lost Boys, was arrested for marijuana possession in Lousiana.
Feldman was traveling with his band when they were pulled over for allegedly speeding. Feldman was found to be driving on a suspended license. Police then executed a search of the vehicle and discovered drugs including marijuana. Feldman denies personally possessing any drugs. He has previously admitted to substance abuse in the past.
After paying fines for possession and posting bail, he and bandmates were let go according to Feldman.
Feldman described his account of what took place over a series of tweets:
“NOBODY SPENT THE NIGHT IN JAIL. HOWEVER WE WERE PROMISED THAT THESE CHARGES COULD ALL B DROPPED WITH PROOF OF PROPER SCRIPTS!”
“IT WAS A BIT OF A GOOD OL SHAKEDOWN!” he continued. “AFTER WE PAID THEM IN CASH, THEY ASKED 4 PICS & AUTOGRAPHS, & THEN CALLED THE LOCAL PAPER 2 DO INTERVIEWS!”
“I DO FIND THE TIMING OF ALL THIS IRONIC!”
Feldman has been in the news lately for his claim that minors are sexually abused in Hollywood. He seemed to indicate that his arrest was somehow linked to those comments.
While Feldman has come out against Hollywood culture, he does not seem inclined to be the face of any lengthy media battle, as he indicated on Twitter.
4 THE RECORD: I WILL NOT B GOING ON A TALK SHOW 2 DISCLOSE NAMES OF MY ABUSER OR ANY1 ELSES ABUSERS. SO PLEASE STOP ASKING ME 2 DO SO.
— Corey Feldman (@Corey_Feldman) October 20, 2017