Long before any of the Harvey Weinstein accusers and the sexual misconduct allegations in Hollywood, Corey Feldman has been vocal in his attempts to try and raise awareness of the vicious circles of sexual abuse that exist in the showbiz industry.
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Since the recent movement, Corey has named two of his abusers – Jon Grissom and Marty Weiss – but is still refusing to point out the ‘big name’ involved with him as he fears for his life and that of his family. As such, he’s starting a crowdfunding campaign to try and make enough money to protect him and make a movie about it, but it doesn’t seem like that is going so well as he hasn’t received anywhere near the $10 million he’s after.
However, despite this course of action, Feldman was convinced by Dr Oz to report his sexual abuse to the Santa Barbara Police Department, who claimed that he did make an in 1993 but they had no tapes of it and that there were no names mentioned in it either. Feldman claimed that this was a complete fabrication and what do you know? The SBPD released this statement yesterday:
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.
Whilst this sounds positive in Feldman’s case, he’s more upset that they haven’t released it to the public immediately so that his abusers can be named and shamed. However, there’s another twist in the tail here as he’s also claiming that he dug up the same tape and is willing to release it:
SO NOW THE POLICE R SAYING THEY HAV A COPY OF MY 93 INTERVIEW, BUT THEY CANT RELEASE IT! WELL GUESS WHAT….SO DO I! I WAS RUMMAGING THRU MY GARAGE & CAME UPON THE OLD CASSETTE COPY THE SBPD MADE 4 ME! I HAD NEVER RELEASED IT, BUT NOW I WILL! MAYBE THERES STILL HOPE….
— Corey Feldman (@Corey_Feldman) December 6, 2017
Right – this is all very confusing. I’m not really sure why Feldman wants the SBPD to release it because if he’s scared for his life, then even though the SBPD are releasing it, it’s still him making these allegations so it’s going to come back on him anyway?
And if he wants this person to actually pay for his crimes, then it’s probably best for the police to investigate it and build a case without his name in the public eye so that when they do catch him there’s no bias from a jury in the court case? I can understand why he might be reluctant to believe they’re going to do this given he reported it 25 years ago, but if that’s the case as well why doesn’t he just release his own tape with immediate effect?
Am I missing something here because I just can’t figure it out? Please explain if you’re seeing something I’m not.
Anyway, I hope that this all does work out for Corey in the end – he’s been fighting it long enough – but I have a feeling it’s gonna be a long time with a lot more twists and turns before it’s done. Whilst we’re at it though, what about Charlie Sheen raping Feldman’s good friend Corey Haim? Seems to have gone pretty quiet.