Corey Feldman shared Monday an audio tape reportedly made in 1993 in which he names one of his alleged sexual abusers to authorities as a young actor.
“The fascinating thing is that here I am still a kid,” the 46-year-old actor shared during his appearance on “The Dr. Oz” show. “I mean, I don’t know if I was 21, 22 somewhere in there. But, I’m talking about the fact — and I believe I might have been within the statue at that time. But I’m talking about a very real situation that happened to me and I’m trying to explain that to them over and over. And they’re going on saying ‘well, you know, Michael [Jackson], you know, might be somebody that you don’t think he is.'” (RELATED: Shocking Report Claims Charlie Sheen Raped Corey Haim At Age 13)
In the audio tape he said he recently found in his garage, Feldman can be heard telling the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s office that actor Jon Grissom was the person who allegedly sexually molested him when he was 15 years old. “The Lost Boys” star shared how frustrated he was when he realized later authorities weren’t interested in what he was saying about Grissom, only “trying to frame” Michael Jackson.
“They weren’t interested in Jon Grissom,” Feldman told host Dr. Mehmet Oz. “They were trying to frame Michael Jackson and burying the Corey Feldman story.”
In an episode on the show last month, Feldman named Grissom who was arrested in 2001 for sexual abuse against a minor.
“I feel like I’ve spent my entire life fighting this battle and nobody’s ever listened,” Feldman explained. “Nobody listened before now. Nobody’s listening now. Nothing’s happening, as far as I know. … You’ve got to look at the fact that L.A.P.D. is still not investigating it.”
Dr. Oz asked if Feldman finally felt vindicated after Santa Barbara authorities admitted last week that the tape existed after they claimed they recently discovered it themselves. Feldman has claimed for years that he had told police of the alleged abuse.
“Not yet. Vindication will come when my best friend’s (Corey Haim) perpetrators is behind bars,” Feldman said. “When the people who molested me are behind bars. And my good friend Michael Jackson is fully exonerated in the public opinion because he was never a predator.”