(ANTIMEDIA) UPDATE: Corey Feldman has set the record straight after local Louisiana media and Anti-Media reported the actor had been arrested on Saturday night for marijuana possession. Feldman took to Twitter on Sunday to provide details of the incident. In a series of Tweets, the actor stated:
HI #EVERYBODY & HAPPY 22ND! 4 THE RECORD, I WAS NOT ARRESTED OR PUT IN JAIL. I RECEIVED A MISDEMEANOR IN LOUISIANA, DUE 2 A MEMBER OF MY CREW HAVING MEDICAL MARIJUANA, WITH A LEGAL CA PRESCRIPTION, I HAD NOTHING ON ME, BUT WAS CHARGED BECAUSE ITS MY BUS. ALSO 5 OTHERS WERE CHARGED DUE 2 HAVING LEGAL MEDICINES WITHOUT THEIR PARTICULAR BOTTLES. NO ILLEGAL OR STREET DRUGS WERE FOUND ON THE BUS AT ALL! WHICH IS Y 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! 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! BUT HAVE NO FEAR, WE R HEADED 2 HOUSTON, & WE WILL PERFORM THE BENEFIT CONCERT 2NITE 2 HELP RAISE $ 4 #HOUSTONRELIEF EFFORTS! NOTHING CAN STOP THE ASCENSION! #ANGELIC2THEFALLTOUR #COREYSHEAVENLYTOUR PLEASE SEND PRAYERS THAT ALL GOES SMOOTH!
Actor and musician Corey Feldman was fined by law enforcement Saturday night in Mangham, Louisiana, for marijuana possession and a traffic violation charge.
Feldman was scheduled to play a concert approximately 30 miles northwest of Mangham in Monroe, LA, at the Live Oaks Bar & Ballroom with his band, Corey Feldman & the Angels.
According to Mangham Police Chief Perry Fleming, the misdemeanor charges will only result in a fine for Feldman, and he was released from custody without being booked into jail.
However, additional members of the actor’s entourage — as many as six people — were booked into the Richland Parish Jail overnight and are facing various other charges.
The actor, known for roles in The Goonies and The Lost Boys, made headlines just days before his arrest. Feldman, who has spoken out against sexual abuse in Hollywood for years, took to Twitter in the aftermath of the Harvey Weinstein scandal to ask for his peers who witnessed such abuses to speak out.
“For the record, I will not be going on a talk show to disclose names of my abusers or anyone else’s abusers. So please stop asking me to do so,” Feldman wrote. “The practice of sensationalizing this topic with no plan of action or protection for my family would prove fruitless. I have been through enough!”
“This is not about fear of being sued!” he later tweeted. “Yes, that’s a real possibility. But the bigger reason is safety for my family.”
This story originally reported that Feldman had been arrested but has since been updated to reflect the corrected information.