Actor Corey Feldman has claimed that in 1993, during a police investigation into Michael Jackson’s molestation charges, he gave the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office (SBCSO) the names of sexual predators in Hollywood. The sheriff’s office denied those claims, but now say they have located that report.
According to Kelly Hoover, SBCSO’s public information officer: “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.”
In an emailed statement, Hoover told Fox News: “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.”
Hoover informed the network that this is where the audio recordings were located.
“The recording is being turned over to the Los Angeles Police Department,” Hoover continued. “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.”
Feldman originally made the claim about the interview conducted by the SBCSO in October. At that time, the office told Fox News: “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, has launched a campaign to raise a flexible goal of $1 million to make a film about sexual misconduct in the entertainment industry. According to his fundraising page:
“People have long awaited a response from Corey as to what exactly happened in his childhood. In his book, Coreyography, Corey describes what happened but it isn’t clear who exactly the predators are. The best way, he feels, in order to tell the whole story, is for Corey to come forward in the form of a film about his life. We are embarking on a dangerous and exciting journey to get to the bottom of the truth. However in doing so there are great security risks.”
The campaign had raised $260,350 by 5,695 backers as of Wednesday afternoon.
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