Actor Corey Feldman has long insisted that he told authorities about the sexual abuse he endured as a child, but nothing was done about it. Police, in turn, insist they had no evidence that Feldman ever told them anything about any abuse. Until now.
Tuesday evening, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department announced that they had discovered Feldman’s 1993 interview with investigators in which he named his abusers.
The interview was given in connection to the Michael Jackson molestation case. Feldman himself said Jackson never molested him.
Authorities did not say which names he gave, but they are believe to be those names revealed by Feldman and on social media in recent weeks.
The former child actor claimed in October that he had given the names of sexual predators in Hollywood to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office in 1993 during their invesigtation into Michael Jackson’s molestation charges. The Sheriff’s Office denied those claims, saying they had no records of Feldman revealing such information, until now.
Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office public information officer Kelly Hoover told Fox News on Tuesday night in an emailed statement, “Following the recent inquiries into the Sheriff’s Office interview of Mr. Feldman in 1993, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office conducted an additional review for any stored items remaining from the Michael Jackson investigation. In a container which included the original reports from the investigation, the Sheriff’s Office located some detective working copies of audio recordings made during the investigation. A copy of Mr. Feldman’s interview was located. The recording is being turned over to the Los Angeles Police Department. Due to the fact that this case involves the alleged sexual abuse of a child, we are unable to comment further and any documentation or evidence related to this case is exempt from release.”
Fox News had originally reached out to the Sheriff’s Office in October at which time they responded, “We are aware of the statements that Mr. Feldman is making regarding an investigation in 1993. Our records do not indicate that he named any suspects.”
Feldman, 46, had claimed in a Today Show interview with Matt Lauer that he “sat down and I gave them names. They’re on record. They have all this information.”
The “Stand By Me” star has launched a campaign to raise $10 million in order to make a movie about sexual misconduct in the entertainment industry.
Fox News reached out to Corey Feldman and the Los Angeles Police Department but did not receive comment.
in 2013, Feldman attempted to expose pedophilia in Hollywood, only to be smacked down by Barbara Walters. Here is a clip of his comments.