The #MeToo Movement is having a big day. First, it snagged Time’s Person of the Year honor. Now, Fox News is reporting that audio tapes of Corey Feldman’s 1993 interview with the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office have been located.
While significant focus has been directed at claims from women alleging abuse at the hands of Harvey Weinstein and other bigwigs from the entertainment and political industries, an insidious companion story has been gaining steam, particularly in regards to Hollywood. As Kira Davis has reported,
Accusations of long-ignored pedophilia have begun to bubble to the surface as the documentary on the horrifying culture of pedophilia in Hollywood – An Open Secret– began to gain traction after two years of virtual blacklisting, and publications like Redstate brought to light long-simmering pedophilia scandals at Nickelodeon.
One of the clearest voices on that front has been Corey Feldman’s. Feldman has consistently maintained that he and other former child stars were molested and passed around by Hollywood powerbrokers when they were children. He recently stated, “I believe that pedophilia in Hollywood is the symptom of a huge network motivated by dark forces. People cover up stories like this for power, for greed, and they choose to ignore victims because they don’t want to have to think about what they did or didn’t do that led to kids being in harm’s way.”
Feldman has maintained he named names to the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office back in 1993 when they were investigating claims against Michael Jackson for molestation. While the Sheriff’s Office has acknowledged they interviewed Feldman, they previously stated they had no record of being provided that information. Now, that has all changed:
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.”
The content of the audio is not yet known. But its existence may well corroborate Feldman’s claims. And if it does, look out, Hollywood!