Corey Feldman Sues WeTV For Holding Him Hostage

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Former child actor and reality television star Corey Feldman has filed a lawsuit against WeTV -- alleging the network held him hostage.

According to The Blast, Feldman alleges that he was exploited on the reality TV show for ratings, and it has caused him "severe emotional trauma."

He says producers "held him and his family hostage under duress in a location unknown to them, causing severe emotional trauma."

His lawsuit adds that "The show was initially 'sold' to Mr. Feldman on the premises of being able, through guidance from licensed medical professionals, to help heal the tumultuous relationship Mr. Feldman had with his brother Eden over the years. Instead of healing this brotherly relationship, the (show) instead created questions and exercises that would focus and would reveal past sexual assaults on the celebrities and how such sexual trauma affected them and their lives," The Blast reports, citing court documents.

But according to Feldman, producers "intentionally included and uprooted emotional trauma from the childhoods of their 'celebrity participants,' almost glamorizing the abuse by making light of it, and forcing the trauma survivor to forcibly discuss life-altering traumatic episodes for the mere purpose of sensationalization and ratings."

The network has faced a slew of criticism and lawsuits from former stars including, Dame Dash, Master P and Tamar Braxton.