The Santa Barbara, CA Sheriff’s Office has finally located tapes of former child actor Corey Feldman testifying in 1993 about the identities of Hollywood’s child sex predators.
After denying that the tapes existed, the sheriff’s department has now located the audio files, which were recorded during the trial of Michael Jackson on charges of child molestation, reported FoxNews.
Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office public information officer Kelly Hoover emailed a statement to Fox News that said, “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.”
Feldman has been an outspoken advocate for children in Hollywood, and has claimed on multiple occasions that he knows the identities of many predators in the industry and threatened to reveal all their names.
Feldman blames his friend Corey Haim’s untimely death from complications of drug addiction on the traumatic abuse that Haim suffered as a child on Hollywood sets. He told NBC’s Matt Lauer in a recent interview that he testified in the evidence gathering process of the Michael Jackson trial.
The actor said he went to the police to talk about the problem and “I gave them names. They’re on record. They have all this information.”
At the time, the sheriff’s department denied having audio of Feldman from the Jackson trial, but they have since found it.