Corey Feldman's Audio Files Naming Alleged Sexual Predators Have Been Found by Police
The audio files have been turned over to the Los Angeles Police Department, PEOPLE confirms
Audio files of Corey Feldman‘s naming alleged sexual predators in 1993 have been found by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s office, PEOPLE confirms.
“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,” public information officer Kelly Hoover said in a statement to PEOPLE. “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.”
She added, “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.”
During an appearance on The Dr. Oz Show last month, Feldman revealed that he had told the police he was sexually assaulted in 1993; however, the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s office admitted said they didn’t have any record of Feldman’s accusations.
Feldman then, filed a report alleging sexual assault with the Los Angeles Police Department, who launched an investigation. Shortly after, the investigation was dropped due to an expiration in the statute of limitations.
Feldman’s filing came four years after the former Lost Boys star claimed in his 2013 memoir, Coreyography, that he and his best friend at the time, fellow child actor Corey Haim, had been sexually abused by people in the industry.
“There are people that did this to me and Corey that are still working, they’re still out there, and they’re some of the most rich and powerful people in this business. And they do not want what I’m saying right now. They want me dead,” he told The View while promoting the book.
Years later, Feldman said that he was not naming names so as not to cause more pain for Haim’s mother, Judy, who lost her son after he struggled for decades of drug addiction and died of pneumonia in 2010 at just 38.
“It has been very difficult for me to stay quiet, but as much as I would love for all of those sickos to be brought to justice, I’ve tried to be respectful of Judy’s wishes,” Feldman told PEOPLE in October 2016.
“I pray everyday before I go to bed and I ask God to give me the strength to deal with all of this. Those names will come out eventually,” he continued.