Audio of Corey Feldman Interview From 1993 Resurfaces in Santa Barbara
The LAPD previously told THR its investigation into claims by Feldman that a pedophile ring had been victimizing young actors for years in Hollywood had been dropped.
It appears Corey Feldman did indeed speak to authorities in 1993 and may have identified his alleged industry sexual abusers at that time.
The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office recently said tapes of the actor's interview have been discovered.
"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," according to a statement from the sheriff's office. "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."
No other information was released.
Los Angeles police declined to comment on the tape.
The LAPD previously told The Hollywood Reporter its investigation into claims by Feldman that a pedophile ring had been victimizing young actors for years in Hollywood had been dropped because too much time had passed since the alleged incidents.
The actor filed a report with Los Angeles police early last month after publicly naming some of his alleged abusers.
Feldman, who starred in such '80s film classics as Goonies and Stand by Me, said in previous interviews that a pedophile ring existed within the business, but he refused to name names — that is until the Harvey Weinstein scandal completely upended Hollywood.
The actor said he did not use names because he feared for his safety.
Feldman attempted to launch a $10 million fundraising campaign for a movie that he said would be the "most honest and true depiction of child abuse."