The Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office announced earlier this year that they did not have the audio files from a 1993 interview with Corey Feldman, in which the actor said he gave the names of alleged Hollywood pedophiles who molested him as a child. On Tuesday, a spokesperson for the sheriff’s office announced that they found the audio, FOX News reports.
According to public information officer Kelly Hoover of the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office, authorities found the missing audio in a container with the original report, made while Feldman was being questioned during Michael Jackson’s molestation allegations in 1993.
“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.”
In October, the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office said that they weren’t aware that Feldman had provided them with any names during questioning. The announcement came after Feldman appeared on the Today Show with former host, Matt Lauer. Feldman claimed he did indeed give up the names of the alleged pedophiles to authorities after Lauer questioned him on why he hasn’t announced their identities.
“If anyone wants to go back to 1993 when I was interviewed by the Santa Barbara Police Department, I sat down and I gave them the names. They’re on record. They have all this information.”
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Feldman dropped a few of the names of his alleged molesters earlier this year while appearing on the Dr. Oz show, including a former co-owner of an exclusive teen celebrity Hollywood club, Alphy Hoffman, who hosted numerous parties for teen stars during the mid to late 1980s at “Alphy’s Soda Pop Club” in Hollywood.
“He was the guy who ran Alphy’s Soda Pop Club. I met him when I was twelve years old. He came to my house to pick me up in his car. I had heard rumors that he threw the coolest parties in town and he was very connected,” Feldman told Dr. Oz. “Those parties were relatively kid friendly. Interestingly, that’s where I met the guy that ended up molesting Haim. There were a bunch of these guys. They were there hanging out together at these parties. And the thing is, there weren’t a lot of parents at the party. Because he would pick them up and he would become friends with all these kids.”
CrimeOnline is currently investigating the allegations against Hoffman, as well as the alleged misconduct and abuse that reportedly occurred at the club. Check back for additional details.
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