Former child star Corey Feldman has repeatedly claimed that he was a victim of numerous high-profile Hollywood sexual predators, but the allegations have fallen on deaf ears amid questions about his credibility. Now, a bombshell revelation by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office could change everything.
Earlier this year, Feldman said that he had handed over the names of the Hollywood elites that molested him to that police department in 1993, when Santa Barbara authorities were investigating Michael Jackson for similar allegations, Fox News reported.
“I sat down and I gave them names,” he said in an interview with defamed NBC host Matt Lauer. “They’re on record. They have all this information.”
The sheriff’s office initially shot down Feldman’s claims and said that it was not in possession of any such files. In an emailed statement on Tuesday, though, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office public information officer Kelly Hoover gave a different story to the outlet.
“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,” he wrote.
“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 for release,” the email concluded.
Feldman is currently asking for $1 million as part of a crowdfunding campaign to make a film exposing the identities of the people he claims abused him as a child.
“This is much bigger than raising finance for a film, this is about the balance of Good and Evil in very real terms,” reads Feldman’s Indiegogo page.