Cops ‘find’ Feld­man mo­lesta­tion in­ter­view tape

The Observer - - NEWS WORLD - – Marnie O’Neill

COREY Feld­man dropped a bomb­shell yes­ter­day, claim­ing to have found au­dio of an ex­plo­sive in­ter­view with po­lice in which he named the Hol­ly­wood pe­dophiles who abused him as a child ac­tor.

The star of The Goonies and Stand By Me is threat­en­ing to post the record­ing on­line, prompt­ing warn­ings from fans he could be risk­ing his life by do­ing so.

The rev­e­la­tion came less than 24 hours af­ter the Santa Bar­bara Sher­iff’s Of­fice sen­sa­tion­ally ad­mit­ted it had lo­cated a record­ing of Feld­man’s 1993 in­ter­view with de­tec­tives in­ves­ti­gat­ing Michael Jack­son’s mo­lesta­tion charges, af­ter con­sis­tently deny­ing the tape’s ex­is­tence.

The 46-year-old claimed in Oc­to­ber he had given po­lice the names of the men (Jack­son was not on the list) who abused him at the time but of­fi­cers failed to act.

The Sher­iff’s Of­fice re­sponded by cast­ing Feld­man as a liar – right up un­til Wed­nes­day night when it ad­mit­ted that not only did the record­ings ex­ist, they had been gath­er­ing dust in po­lice archives for 25 years.

“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,” a spokesman said.

The former ac­tor re­sponded on so­cial me­dia that he had found his own copy of the in­ter­view while “rum­mag­ing” through his garage.

Feld­man al­leged in a

To­day show in­ter­view in Oc­to­ber with Matt Lauer that he “sat down and I gave them names. They’re on record. They have all this in­for­ma­tion”.

Last month he filed a re­port with the Los An­ge­les Po­lice De­part­ment af­ter pub­licly nam­ing some of his al­leged abusers on the Dr Oz Show.

PHOTO: INVISION/AP

Corey Feld­man.

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