Skip to comments.Recent Hollywood pedophilia charges just the tip of the iceberg: former child actors
Posted on 12/06/2011 2:11:05 PM PST by NYer
December 6, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - After a series of child sex abuse revelations hit Hollywood in the past month, both experts and previous child stars say the crackdown only scratches the surface of what has long been the entertainment industry’s darkest secret.
Fox News reported Monday that former child stars of several eras - one even well into his 60s - reacted with grim sagacity as sex abuse charges were laid or discovered against three Hollywood employees: Martin Weiss, a 47-year-old Hollywood manager who represented child actors; Fernando Rivas, 59, an award-winning composer for Sesame Street”; and registered sex offender Jason James Murphy, 35, a casting agent who frequently worked with young clients.
In August, ‘80s child star Corey Feldman told ABC’s “Nightline” that pedophiles surrounded child actors in Hollywood “like vultures.”
I can tell you that the number one problem in Hollywood was, and is, and always will be pedophilia, said Feldman. There was a circle of older men that surrounded themselves around this group of kids, and they all had either their own power or connections to great power in the entertainment industry.
Former Little House on the Prairie star Alison Arngrim recently agreed.
“This has been going on for a very long time,” Arngrim told Fox News. It was the gossip back in the 80s. People said, Oh yeah, the Coreys, everyones had them. People talked about it like it was not a big deal. Arngrim referred to Feldman and his co-star in The Lost Boys, Corey Haim, a drug addict who died last year, a death Feldman blamed on the psychological suffering caused by sex abuse.
I literally heard that they were passed around, Arngrim said. The word was that they were given drugs and being used for sex. It was awful these were kids, they werent 18 yet. There were all sorts of stories about everyone from their, quote, set guardians on down that these two had been sexually abused and were totally being corrupted in every possible way.
Arngrim is now a board member and national spokeswoman for the child advocacy group Protect.org.
Paul Peterson, 66, star of The Donna Reed Show, a sitcom popular in the 1950s and 60s, and president of A Minor Consideration, said that even in a seemingly more innocent era, Hollywood was already a serious threat to children.
When I watched that interview, a whole series of names and faces from my history went zooming through my head, said Peterson, referring to Feldman’s remarks.
Beverly Hills-based psychotherapist Dr. Jenn Berman said that Hollywood attracts pedophiles “because the children there may be vulnerable and less tended to.” “Kids naturally like a lot of attention, and when you put a kid on a set who is unsupervised and getting attention from someone who is powerful, it creates a vulnerability for a very dangerous situation,” she said.
Arngrim said that the problem is extremely difficult to expose thanks to the lucrative nature of Hollywood. Nobody wants to stop the gravy train, says Arngrim. If a child actor is being sexually abused by someone on the show, is the family, agents or managers the people who are getting money out of this going to say, OK, lets press charges? No, because its going to bring the whole show to a grinding halt, and stop all the checks. So, the pressure is there is not to say anything.
Peterson praised Feldman for breaking the silence in the landmark interview, a decision he called “pretty brave.”
“It would be really wonderful if his allegations reached through all of the protective layers and identified the real people who are a part of a worldwide child pornography ring, because its huge and it respects no borders, just as it does not respect the age of the children involved,” he said.
Read the Fox News article here.
I for one am shocked at these revelations.
It’s disgusting, but given the rampant promiscuity and adultery in Hollyweird, sadly not surprising.
Why are we not surprised? /rhetorical question
If my kid was a child actor and I even suspected any hanky panky, we would be out of there after having called the police.
I wouldn’t sell my kid under any circumstances.
Sadly, I am not. The industry is rife with people who have mental and spiritual problems. Is it any wonder this country is ripe for judgment? *sigh*
“By their fruits ye shall know them.”
Yes, and there is gambling going on at Rick’s Place.
I have noticed that so many young people in the entertainment business are drug users and grow up to be homosexuals.
The problem is hardly the preponderance of money, it's the dearth of integrity.
The amount of money it would take for me to abide child rape in silence doesn't exist.
You sound like Clause Raines in Casablanca.
Hollywood is such a company town, I wonder if calling the police would even do any good.
Yes you are absolutely right about that. If I would get a whiff of child rape I would be screaming bloody murder and I wouldn’t care who heard me.
You may have a point there, the po po may be in on it. Criminals if they are
Note how the pagan press tries to destroy the Catholic Church (without naming the elephant—homosexuality) but they protect their little producers and the powerful, rich elites like sodomite John Maynard Keynes who had homosexual orgies with passing around little boys and Penn State coaches for decades (no outrage).
(Hint: it is because the Catholic Church will not “normalize” their evil behavior of homosexuality and pederasty. They still call it a sin—not like the other fake christian churches-—so they HAVE to be destroyed).
Fact: Homosexuality is rampant with pederasty. Even today’s Afghani’s brag about their beautiful boy harems where they routinely sodomize boys-—they may have picked up the practice from the Ancient Greeks because our military Commanders caution that it is their “culture” for thousands of years—so ignore it.
It is why we are repealing DADT-—to force the normalization of homosexuality which is contrary to the philosophy of our Founding Documents since they are based on Natural Law Theory (God’s Laws and Laws of Nature).
We act like this behavior is “innate”. Lie. It is learned. All history proves it. Twin studies have proved this for decades.
It is a pagan Worldview-—there is no morality tied to sexual activity. That means—there can be nothing bad about Man/Boy sex.
All these homosexual cultures-—Samurai—SS Nazi Troops—were extremely brutal and women are always second class citizens or have their noses cut off like in Afghanistan-—there can be no respect for women. Boys are their recreation and “fun” and sexual outlet—never women. Even the Greeks had special laws to try and force men away from their “lovers” enough to procreate.
So, if you have homosexual relatives-—I am not saying hate them—but know their activity is evil and can never be condoned. It is as evil as condoning a meth user and saying-—oh, he is a good person—just has a little addiction issue. No, that is NOT good enough-—children observe people-—and copy behaviors......any child can be made “gay”-—it actually would be very easy to do that-—just have to get to their minds by kindergarten-—it is why zero appointed that homosexual education czar—Jennings—and is forcing Sex Ed in kindergarten.
Sex Ed will destroy sexual morality and corrupt the children’s thinking and force it on their sex organs during the latency period which even Freud knew is EVIL and corrupts the sexual nature and future relationships of children.
Sex Ed was created by Cultural Marxists like Marcuse. It is to destroy the fixed beliefs (Christianity) of children to destroy the institutions of family and Christianity. Since they forced Sex Ed in the schools in the 70’s-—promiscuity and sex and abortions have risen 700%. It has created children who have no respect, awe or wonder about the sex act....it means nothing.
The Marxists remove meaning from the sex act. Young children can never grasp the emotional issue and it reduces the act to a mechanical act. The privacy issue to create dignity in the act is impossible in a public school—which destroys the intimacy of the act and conditions children into thinking it is a group activity. BF SKinner is immersed in all public school curricula, BTW.
I don’t believe it. Hollywood? That bastion of morality, patriotism, family values, and American culture?
New reports that pedophilia in the Boston Red Sox locker room.
Something truly evil about those liberal east/west coast hellholes.
Popeye’s chicken, beer and now pedophilia. When did they find time to play ball???
Just judging from the vile product that comes out of Hollywood, I would never be surprised at the depths of depravity to be found within the industry’s leaders. They are human filth. No surprise either that they are Obama’s most loyal bootlickers.
Louie B. Mayer rolled over in his grave...
Now we know why Hollywood promotes the Homosexual lifestyle. Their ultimate goal is too legitimize pedophilia..
No. This is common in all of our society. We just don’t hear/ see it like we do with famous people. We will never know how many citizens have been abused as children in this country.
It also makes me worry about child actors in London and NYC. I always thought the show Billy Elliot was a pedophile’s delight.
And no one is more vocal about spreading the liberal agenda than the same people in Hollyweird preying on children.
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Unfortuntely, Mayer was no better. While not a pedaphile, he certainly started Judy Garland onto the road of total self-destruction by forcing her on diet pills, uppers and downers to keep her working. This was during the Wizard of Oz days.
Name names, bring down Hollywood
So the homosexuals wanted access to all the young, scared people in basic training in the military. Good thing we didn’t let them into the military.
My point is that there are many people out there who are victims of childhood sexual abuse. Many will never tell their stories. Especially males. This isn’t a hollywood problem. It’s a society problem.
>>>Unfortuntely, Mayer was no better. While not a pedaphile, he certainly started Judy Garland onto the road of total self-destruction by forcing her on diet pills, uppers and downers to keep her working. This was during the Wizard of Oz days.<<<
There was another saying from back in those days. Folks in Hollywood would say that their careers were secure unless they were found with “a dead girl or a live boy.” The implication is that a fair number of actors were less than stellar morally.
i was sick after reading this!!!!
Had it explained to me recently.
Why? Given the constant moral turpitude emanating from that region, absolutely nothing would shock me.The only thing *I* find shocking, is that somebody actually made some accusations stick, where before it wasn't done at all...
They bled the money out of the Catholic Church. Next are the big sport teams and after that Hollywood.
Will they ever get around to the other denominations?
I thought it was odd that that scene never made to the movie....
Guess I know now.....it was based on the truth....
You’re right, it wouldn’t accomplish much, I would have other methods of obtaining answers to questions and subsequent punishment.
This sort of thing could explain the incredible chaos in the adult lives of child stars.
Brittney Spears, Lindsey Lohan, Dana Plato, and the ones mentioned in the article. They all seemed to display the sort of actions that are the result of years of sexual abuse.
I wish Corey Feldman would just go ahead and start naming names. He keeps hinting that he could... but he doesn’t.
I remember that. The girl's own mother brought her to him, and later led her out, stumbling and dazed. I thought "Yep. I bet that's pretty close to the truth."
I shiver with disgust and am repulsed when someone mentions Hollywood and the Democrat party. They seem to be separated by the very very thinest line....
A bump for the culture warriors...
This needs to be frontpage story. Hollywood is evil and is after our children, at best for propoganda.
For some strange reason he flat out denies the most obvious pedophile of them all,Michael Jackson.Never understood that.And another strange thing I never understand why a lot of women I know staunch conservatives and devout Christian at that deny it too.As a matter of fact they fawn over him.They always say,"oh you don't know that,can't judge a book by it's cover."Then I ask them if they'd let their kids spend the night with him alone.
I have seen more than one post from you saying churches other than the catholic church are not true churches and do not call homosexuality or sexual abuse of a child a sin. You are grievously wrong on both points.
Well, how many true Churches are there? Which ones have the truth? I have taken courses on this subject and on the origins and history of Christianity so I have studied the issue. Maybe, the Jews are correct? Do you know? I do know Religion takes Faith (and some reason). Christianity is a reasoned religion, thanks to the patristic period and St. Augustine, and St. Thomas Aquinas and many others.
I have also seen the heresy of Bishops—even Cardinals and Popes and right now, with the New Age religions-—most still calling themselves “Christian” (are a joke) and they adopt the theology which is the opposite of the words in the Bible. These people should NOT be allowed to call themselves Christian—and neither should the Mormons.
To me—the orthodox Christians— the Evangelicals who resist popular culture and Jews are true to the Biblical texts—I advocate most of their Theology—it is productive and a good and effective way to live for societies. It leads to flourishing families and protects children. I love the Protestant roots of America and those many Christians (and the couple of Deists) were profound thinkers—after all, they were affected by the writings of Thomas Reid and logic of St. Thomas—through John Locke.
The New Age (irrational) thinking is a joke to reason and a corruption of the Bible. I am not putting down those Christian churches that are not Catholic, if they adhere to their Calvinistic roots and/or Biblical texts.
In fact, although I am Catholic, I highly respect the logic of both Martin Luther and john Calvin, but I love the theology of St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas more, and that is why I have faith in the Catholic Church despite all the heretics inside it and teaching at Catholic Universities. That Satan has infiltrated the Catholic Church was bound to happen. BUT, I love the Theology of the Catholic Church.
St. Thomas perfected the ideas of Natural Law Theory in his Summa Theologia and those ideas were as perfect as man can get-—and were adopted by the Founding Fathers and put directly in the Constitution and Legal System of America because those ideas were inserted into John Locke’s theories (all logical, empirical thinking) and were the basis and the foundation that triggered The Age of Reason-—this set off by no other than the Catholic Church and Scholasticism created by the Catholic Church.
True—the Catholic Luther was the impetus that got the ball rolling—but he not only brought forth great wisdom—he also directly caused great reform in the Catholic Church.
That being said—no earthly organizations are perfect—they can’t be because they are made up of human beings-—but I just look at the Theology. Pagan ideas???? Seeping into the Churches....yes, big problem...and it has destroyed many once vibrant “churches”.
Are you actually trying to say there are NO false “Christian” “churches” with false teaching, when the Bible warns of this?
Christian Churches that condemn homosexual acts and child molestation are indeed, practicing Christianity—and I respect any Christian Church that adheres to Biblical Texts— not only on homosexuality, though, but on abortion, contraception, etc. The Bible is very clear on a lot of issues—including the evil of communism—that force and evil control over one’s private property—particularly a person’s conscience and body.