Do Feldman Tapes Indicate Jackson Witch-Hunt?
February 10, 2005
A "Celebrity Justice" exclusive.
Former child-star Corey Feldman was grilled by Santa Barbara sheriff Sgt. Deborah Linden about the actor’s close friendship with Michael Jackson. The interview occurred in 1993, as cops conducted an investigation into charges of child molestation brought against Jackson.
On the tape, obtained exclusively by "CJ," Corey repeatedly insists that their friendship was totally innocent, while the cops repeatedly express suspicion, for over an hour.
"Is your belief in him and your love for him getting in the way of you telling us things?" Sgt. Linden is heard to say.
Feldman replies: "Everything I’ve told you is true and there’s… I mean, nothing happened."
Linden also states, "I’m so concerned that if something happened you’re not going to tell us because it would be so hard to tell us…"
"…No," Feldman insists.
Corey also tells Linden, "You don’t know how many times I have racked my brain and gone, ‘is there something I’m forgetting? Is there something that, you know, I’m thinking didn’t happen but it really did?’ If I could find something I would love to be able to tell you, but nothing happened."
We spoke with noted Beverly Hills defense attorney Jay Jaffe, who observed that, though Feldman certainly sounds believable on the tape, the investigators, "Want to hear what they want to hear, not what the witness wants to say."