TARZANA (CBSLA) – Police are investigating what they believe may be a possible road-rage attack on actor Corey Feldman, after Feldman who told police he was stabbed in the Tarzana neighborhood late Tuesday night.
Feldman told police that the attack occurred around 10:45 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Reseda and Ventura boulevards, according to Los Angeles police.
Feldman, who was driving, claims he was stopped at a red light with a passenger in the car when an unknown suspect opened the driver’s side door and made stabbing motions with an unknown object toward Feldman’s abdomen, police said.
Feldman drove himself to the hospital and was treated and released. Feldman’s passenger was uninjured.
An LAPD watch commander initially told CBS2 Feldman had suffered a minor stab wound to his abdomen. The watch commander said Feldman was possibly stabbed with a small, sharp unknown object.
However, police later told CBS2 that there were no lacerations to Feldman’s stomach, and they are unaware of any other injuries to his body. However, investigators are unclear on the circumstances that led up to the alleged stabbing. They are continuing to investigate the case as an assault with a deadly weapon. There is also no suspect information at this time.
Police said they could not yet substantiate Feldman’s claims that the alleged attack was possibly in retaliation for him reporting an alleged pedophile ring to the LAPD.
At 3:38 a.m. Wednesday, Feldman tweeted a photo of himself in the hospital. In the tweet, Feldman claims a man opened his car door and stabbed him with an object. He also alleges there were three male suspects, but only one attacked him.
“IM IN THE HOSPITAL!” Feldman wrote. “I WAS ATTACKED 2NITE! A MAN OPENED MY CAR DOOR & STABBED ME W SOMETHING! PLEASE SAY PRAYERS 4 US! THANK GOD IT WAS ONLY MYSELF & MY SECURITY IN THE CAR, WHEN 3 MEN APPROACHED! WHILE SECURITY WAS DISTRACTED, W A GUY A CAR PULLED UP & ATTACKED! I’M OK!”
Feldman is known for such 1980s movies as “The Goonies,” “Stand By Me” and “The Lost Boys.”
In his 2013 autobiography, Feldman talked about being molested as a child actor. He also claimed his friend, the late Corey Haim, was also molested as a child. He has become more outspoken in recent weeks in light of sexual harassment and abuse allegations made against celebrities such as Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey.
Feldman, now 46, has said he is trying to generate funding for a movie he wants to produce about pedophilia in Hollywood, a film that would expose alleged offenders. He told CNN this week he gave the LAPD specific names, but he has not identified any alleged offenders publicly.
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