Corey Feldman's claim that he had given the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office the names of sexual predators in Hollywood during a 1993 investigation into molestation charges against Michael Jackson appears to have been vindicated.
Feldman, a child star from The Goonies and Stand By Me, has been saying for years that he and other child actors were sexually abused as minors by a pedophile ring in Hollywood.
She said: "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".
The Sheriff's Office initially denied Feldman's claims but have now confirmed they have located the audio of what Feldman was referring to. A copy of Mr. Feldman's interview was located.
"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", Feldman said on the "Today" show.
Feldman has for a long time been vocal about his being a victim of child abuse in the past, along with pal Corey Haim, who died of drug overdose in 2010.
Feldman told multiple media outlets that he reported members of a supposed Hollywood pedophile ring back in 1993 with the Santa Barbara Police Department, but until Tuesday night, such an account was disputed by the SBPD.
The Sheriff's Office previously said it didn't have the records Feldman had referred to.
Feldman's sordid story of a long-running pedophilia ring targeting child actors is back in the headlines in the wake of the sexual harassment scandals now consuming Hollywood and taking down scores of powerful industry leaders.
In an online post last month, Feldman said he is "forever grateful" to the women who came forward with sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein because the story has resurrected interest in his own claims of sexual abuse.
The search of old evidence was prompted after Feldman told Matt Lauer, now former "Today" show host, that he had listed various known Hollywood sexual predators for police. "They're on record. They have all this information".
Los Angeles police declined to comment on the tape.