“Stand By Me” actor Corey Feldman exposed the man who allegedly molested ‘80s child star Corey Haim during a 1993 interview with police, Radar Online wrote in an exclusive report Wednesday. The predator could have been prosecuted if Santa Barbara sheriffs perused the perpetrator, but they were focusing on claims that pop legend Michael Jackson abused boys.
“I know what it’s like to go through those feelings and believe me, the person who molested me, if this was him that did that to me, this would be a different story,” Feldman, now 45, told Sgt. Deborah Linden and Detective Russ Birchim at the time.
Feldman said he would have confronted the alleged molester if it were him. “I would be out there, up front, doing something immediately to have this man given what was due to him,” said Feldman.
Years later, Feldman now refuses to talk about his late friend and the reported abuse he endured out of respect for Haim’s mother, Judy. “I love Corey and I miss him to death,” Feldman said on “The Dr. Oz Show” Tuesday. “But if me bringing up his name is affecting her life in any negative way, then it has to stop. We can talk about the great times we had together. But as far as the personal stuff, I think I’ve said what needs to be said.”
If the publication did expose the person, they could probably be sued for libel. If Feldman did name the person again, he could be sued, too. The statute of limitations in California on sex crimes is six years. If it is aggravated rape, which is one that involves a weapon, more than one person or leaves the person seriously injured, there is no limitation. Each state has different laws on sex crimes.
Haim died March 20, 2010. He was 38 years old. It was speculated that he died from a drug overdose, but his cause of death was pneumonia.
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