The Santa Barbara, CA Sheriff's Office has located tapes of former child actor Corey Feldman testifying in 1993 about the identities of multiple child sex predators in the entertainment industry.
FoxNews.com reported Wednesday morning that 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.
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.”
As the #MeToo movement has gathered steam and forced a cultural shift around revelations of rape, sexual assault, harassment and abuse, Feldman has been an outspoken advocate for children in Hollywood. He has claimed on multiple occasions that he knows the identities of multiple 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 and "sat down and I gave them names. They're on record. They have all this information.”
The sheriff's department denied having audio of Feldman from the Jackson trial, but has now reversed course.
Watch video of Feldman talking to Dr. Ehmet Oz about his testimony to the Santa Barbara police: