Fact Check

Was Actor Corey Feldman Stabbed Over Pedophilia Claims?

Actor Corey Feldman reported he was stabbed over his claims that he was victim of pedophilia, but police statements don't back up his account.

Published March 29, 2018

 (Corey Feldman/Twitter)
Image Via Corey Feldman/Twitter
Corey Feldman was stabbed by assailants angered by his claims that he was victim of pedophilia.

On 28 March 2018, actor Corey Feldman reported via Twitter that he had been stabbed while he was driving in Los Angeles, blaming a "wolfpack" for the purported attack:

Speaking to TMZ, Feldman posited that the purported attack was related to his claims about pedophilia in Hollywood:

Corey Feldman has a detailed story about a group of men that were following his car before yanking his door open and stabbing him with a sharp object, and Corey thinks this might be an intimidation tactic over his recent claims that he was victim of pedophilia.

Corey tells TMZ he was driving home from dinner with his security guard when he noticed a car on the freeway driving so erratically it caused a crash. Corey says he got off the freeway and soon noticed a car was following him -- a car that looked like the one with the erratic driver on the freeway.

He says his security guard had words with someone in the other car and, when Corey was stopped at a red light, the passengers in the other car made their move. Corey says one of the guys pulled his door open and jabbed him one time with a sharp object -- either the tip of a knife or a syringe.

In a video published by TMZ, Feldman elaborated on his assertion that the assault was related to his pedophilia claims:

One thing I can tell you for sure is that I do know 100% for a fact that there is a conspiracy. I do know for a fact that that conspiracy has to do with every false accusation that you've heard about me in the media within the last six months. And I do know who the organizer of that conspiracy is. And I do know who it's being lead by — and I do know why. It all has to do with the pedophilia claims that I've made ... I can't say that this incident was related, but what I can say is that it's very odd that a group of Mexican guys would pull over a car, go as far as opening a door and stabbing the person inside. Because generally, if they're going to do that kind of an aggressive move, they're going to ask for a wallet at that point, they're going to ask for your car keys, they're going to ask for some kind of demand. Because they've got you there. The guy just got back in his car and left. So that sounds pretty direct to me. That sounds like a message.



A representative of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) provided conflicting information to Los Angeles television station KTLA, stating that an unidentified person had merely gesticulated at Feldman while his car was stopped at a traffic light, and that no wound had resulted from the incident:

Officer Drake Madison said Feldman, who was behind the wheel, and a passenger were at a stoplight when an unknown person approached the driver's window, made a "jabbing motion" and fled. Feldman drove himself to a hospital, Madison said.

The actor had no laceration to his stomach, and it's unclear what the weapon was, the officer said.

The Washington Post similarly cited Los Angeles police in reporting that Feldman exhibited no obvious stab injury:

But according to the Los Angeles Police Department, there are "no lacerations to Mr. Feldman's abdomen," spokesman Luis Garcia said.

Police received a call around 10:45 p.m. reporting an assault with a deadly weapon. Feldman told police that he was driving his car with a passenger and was stopped at a red light at the intersection of Reseda and Ventura boulevards when "someone, an unknown person, opened his driver side door and jabbed at his abdomen with an unknown object," Garcia said.

Feldman then took himself to the hospital, where he was treated and released, according to police.

While Feldman said he was stabbed with a sharp object, police know of no injuries and have no suspect or weapon descriptions.

In a TMZ video, Feldman described his purported injury as "the world's smallest stab wound" to a police photographer:



An investigation into Corey Feldman's stabbing claims is ongoing, and police have suggested "road rage" (rather than pedophilia) was a possible factor in the incident.


Bravo, Kristina.   "Individual Made 'Jabbing Motion' Toward Corey Feldman's Stomach; Actor Not Stabbed as He Claims: LAPD."     KTLA-TV.   28 March 2018.

Izadi, Elahe.   "Corey Feldman Says He Was Stabbed. Police Say There 'Are No Lacerations.""     The Washington Post.   28 March 2018.

TMZ.   "Corey Feldman Blow-by-Blow Account of 'Stabbing.'"     28 March 2018.

TMZ.   "Corey Feldman Claims He Was Stabbed in the Stomach."     28 March 2018.

ABC News.   "Actor Corey Feldman Says He Was Attacked and Stabbed."     28 March 2018.

Kim LaCapria is a former writer for Snopes.

Article Tags