In 1993, Santa Barbara police were investigating sexual molestation charges against famed entertainer Michael Jackson. He was accused of molesting a number boys at his exotic California estate.
During that investigation, famed childhood actor Corey Feldman, about 22 at the time, was interviewed by the Santa Barbara police and during that interview, Feldman gave police the names a number of sexual predators in Hollywood, but evidently the police didn’t do anything with the information.
Feldman’s audio has now resurfaced and may help provide evidence against some of Hollywood’s less reputable people.
(Fox News) – Has Corey Feldman been vindicated?
The former child actor claimed in October that he had given the names of sexual predators in Hollywood to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office in 1993 during their investigation into Michael Jackson’s molestation charges. The Sheriff’s Office denied those claims, saying they had no records of Feldman revealing such information, until now.
Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office public information officer Kelly Hoover told Fox News on Tuesday night in an emailed statement, “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.” …
One can’t help but wonder how many people would have been saved from the humiliating treatment of whomever Feldman named 24-years ago? If police had taken him at his word and began investigating his claims, there is a chance that the guilty person(s) may have been stopped, but that is only speculation since nothing was done and others did fall victim to sexual predation.