The former child star claimed in October that he had given the names of Hollywood pedophiles to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office in 1993 during their investigation into Michael Jackson’s molestation charges. At the time, the Sheriff’s Office said they could not find any records confirming Feldman’s claims. Until this week.
“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”
– Kelly Hoover, SBCSO Public Information Officer
Foxnews.com reports: 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.”
Fox News had originally reached out to the Sheriff’s Office in October at which time they responded, “We are aware of the statements that Mr. Feldman is making regarding an investigation in 1993. Our records do not indicate that he named any suspects.”
Feldman’s rep told us, “[Feldman] is in possession of the tapes and justice will be served.”
Feldman, 46, had claimed in a Today show interview with Matt Lauer that he “sat down and I gave them names. They’re on record. They have all this information.”
The “Stand By Me” star has launched a campaign to raise $10 million in order to make a movie about sexual misconduct in the entertainment industry.
Fox News reached out to the Los Angeles Police Department but did not receive comment.