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.