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Audio found of Corey Feldman naming alleged sexual predators
California cops just found an audio recording of the 1993 interview in which Corey Feldman has said he identified alleged sexual predators — after police previously claimed the former child actor never named names, according to a report.
The revelation by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office comes a month after the Los Angeles Police Department ended its probe into the “Stand By Me” star’s allegations of sexual abuse.
Feldman claimed in October that he had provided names of sexual predators in Hollywood to Santa Barbara County police in 1993 during their probe into Michael Jackson’s molestation charges.
The Sheriff’s Office at the time denied having any records of Feldman revealing such information — but now says it has unearthed recordings of the interview.
“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,” spokeswoman Kelly Hoover told Fox News in a statement.
“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.”
Feldman, 46, had claimed in a “Today” show interview that he “sat down and I gave them names. They’re on record. They have all this information.”
The actor has launched a campaign to raise $10 million in order to make a movie about sexual misconduct in the entertainment industry.
Feldman’s reps and the LAPD did not immediately respond to calls by Fox News for comment.
Feldman has said he filed a report with the LAPD alleging he was sexually abused as a child in the industry, but the department last month said his allegations are too old to be prosecuted.
“Los Angeles Police Department detectives are committed to protecting victims of sexual assault and will thoroughly investigate any report of a sex-related crime,” police told the LA Times in a statement.
“In the case of Corey Feldman, unfortunately, according to California law, the alleged occurrence is out of statute and robbery-homicide detectives have no other avenues to pursue this case.”
In a 2013 memoir, “Coreyography,” Feldman recounted abuse that he and late actor Corey Haim allegedly suffered as young performers — but he did not provide names.
During a recent appearance on “The Dr. Oz Show,” he identified one man he alleged had sexually molested him as Alphy Hoffman, owner of an underage club that was popular among Hollywood’s top teen stars.
During a prior appearance on the show, he named another of his alleged abusers as Jon Grissom, who had bit roles in some Feldman-Haim films, including “License To Drive” and “Dream a Little Dream.”