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Two former teen idols back bill to protect child actors
http://articles.latimes.com ^ | April 18, 2012| | By Dawn C. Chmielewski

Posted on 05/06/2012 6:33:17 AM PDT by Maelstorm

Todd Bridges and Corey Feldman, both of whom were molested by men with Hollywood connections, support legislation to require fingerprinting and background checks for those with unsupervised access to child performers.

Three decades ago, they were teen idols. Todd Bridges played Willis on the popular sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes." Corey Feldman starred in "Gremlins,""The Goonies" and "The Lost Boys."

The two men held the same dark secret: Each had been molested in his adolescence by men with Hollywood connections, experiences that would lead to downward spirals and years of drug addiction.

Today, they are making a highly public case for California legislation they hope will protect child actors from sexual predators, a problem they say continues to bedevil the entertainment industry.

"We're not doing enough to protect children, period," Bridges said.

The bill that the two actors support would require talent managers, photographers and others whose jobs involve unsupervised access to child performers to provide fingerprints and submit to criminal background checks. It also would prohibit registered sex offenders from representing artists who are minors.

(Excerpt) Read more at articles.latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: actors; child; molest; sourcetitlenoturl
This won't get much press because it risks throwing light on the predatory nature of Hollywood in general. The sex perverts have their 'pick of the litter'. I doubt this will get through in CA but this is exactly the kind of thing conservatives should get behind and use to their advantage. The Family Research Council and others should be lending these guys a hand to both lift up the profile and also build alliances to help in other areas.

The urban homosexual culture is very predatory and this could be used to shine a light on grooming which is something that the media tries very hard not to deal with unless it involves heterosexuals. They turn a blind eye otherwise.

I'd push anti-grooming legislation to help raise the profile of these type of issues and ultimately help children.

1 posted on 05/06/2012 6:33:28 AM PDT by Maelstorm
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To: Maelstorm

Hollywood is a breeding ground for these insects. Drain the swamp and it might help the nation.


2 posted on 05/06/2012 6:39:26 AM PDT by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: Maelstorm

If only Hollywood talent managers and photographers were allowed to marry.


3 posted on 05/06/2012 6:43:51 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: Maelstorm

This bill is Anti-Gay
It will never see the Light of Day


4 posted on 05/06/2012 6:44:22 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: Maelstorm
i was wondering, "what happened to bridges on world's dumbest..."
guess the Hollyweird Establishment got 'em... again.

5 posted on 05/06/2012 6:44:38 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA. DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me $hit; with different flie$". :^)
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To: Maelstorm
legislation to require fingerprinting and background checks for those with unsupervised access to child performers.

And would this have helped Feldman or Bridges? I doubt it. Most likely the Hollywood homo perverts that assaulted them were very proud of their lifestyle of buggery and kept magazines and posters of young men around their offices on display for everyone to see. Until society decides to address the problem of behavioral sexual disorders, instead of "celebrating it," this problem is only going to get worse.

6 posted on 05/06/2012 6:45:57 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: ElkGroveDan
I read the article and the part that mentions his previous co-star Dana Plato. I didn't know who she was, and did a search. She died at 35 from an apparent suicide, and her son died at 16 from suicide. What a wonderful legacy Hollywood has for childhood actors/actresses.
7 posted on 05/06/2012 6:50:56 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Maelstorm

There are large numbers of homosexuals in the entertainment industry. They like young male bodies. As homosexuals get older, they are less able to get sex from the hardbody 18-30 set. Many then turn to trying to seduce vulnerable teens.


8 posted on 05/06/2012 6:56:36 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: Maelstorm
"We're not doing enough to protect children, period," Bridges said.

You're certainly doing plenty to protect the predators Todd. Why not name names? Expose them for the slime that they are.

9 posted on 05/06/2012 7:09:20 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (I will not comply. I will NEVER submit.)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

Dana Plato was the daughter (white sister) on Different Strokes. She robbed liquor stores and was in porn before her suicide.


10 posted on 05/06/2012 7:17:11 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Exactly. Name who did it (allegedly) or stop saying you are doing “all you can” to prevent this from happening again.


11 posted on 05/06/2012 7:45:15 AM PDT by bajabaja (Too ugly to be scanned at the airports.)
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To: Maelstorm
Good God....90% of Hollyweird bigwigs (executives *and* actors) are perverts so why the big surprise????
12 posted on 05/06/2012 7:48:26 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Julia: a casualty of the "War on Poverty")
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To: Yorlik803

Put a horse’s head in their beds.


13 posted on 05/06/2012 7:55:28 AM PDT by Krankor
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Name the names.....Yes! But then, the California schools force young children to think homosexuality is normal and that pederasts like Harvey Milk are heroes.

All to destroy the Christian paradigm of Americans and replace it with the pagan ideology which includes man/boy “love”. It is what the homosexual movement is about-—to sexualize and use children. Parents are allowing children to be sexualized (and used) by allowing “sex ed” in schools.

Sex education was devised by Cultural Marxists to destroy the Christian morality of children and normalize the abnormal and glorify it.

Notice: Catholic priests, although the same percentage of school teachers (if not more) or rabbis or especially muslims, are just as likely to sodomize boys like in the Ancient cultures or Eastern cultures before Christianity became the paradigm in Western Civ. The “priests” are vilified by the press constantly where the Sandusky’s and the Hollywood producers are given a pass by the press—and “forgotten”. (The worldview of the Catholic Church is that homosexual practices are always evil and dysfunctional). Sandusky and the MSM thinks homosexuality is “good” and “healthy” and “normal”. They think there should be no age limits and that is what they keep forcing the APA to change despite the scientific evidence which states that homosexual behavior is dysfunctional and an immature, destructive behavior.

There is a push to normalize homosexuality in the culture—and they want the APA to abolish the age of consent. It was noted decades ago. Marxists/progressives/pagans want no parental controls and the use of young kids for sex. Read Brave New World.

Marxism wants to destroy the natural family and the authority of mother and father. Sex is the easiest way to do it and the Cultural Marxists planned this in the 30’s and have used Hollywood and Laws to destroy Christianity—the only religion besides Judaism which rid the world of pederasty and slavery and the idea that “homosexuality is normal”.

There is a cultural war. Homosexual promotion is the main tool which is used to destroy the Christian paradigm—the most perfect set of ethics for a civil society which embraces true freedom. Without the Christian ethics, there can be no free America. Without Christian Ethics being taught to the future generations, we will be like every other culture which slipped into servitude and slavery. Individuality and responsibility and Free Will and dignity and respect for all came from Christian ideals.


14 posted on 05/06/2012 8:11:50 AM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: Krankor

Have any of you heard of Sherwood Pictures? They are a small movie production company in Georgia, which is affiliated with a Baptist Church. They have made the movies “Courageous” and “Fireproof”, which both has strong spiritual and family values themes.

If I can dream, I would dream that Sherwood Pictures would grow into a major player in the movie world, and challenge the supremacy of the entrenched Hollywood entertainment culture. Maybe then, the toxic brew in Hollywood would start to evaporate.


15 posted on 05/06/2012 8:13:16 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

“You’re certainly doing plenty to protect the predators Todd. Why not name names? “

Feldman said that he would name names, but it was apparent that he was simply pitching a potential book deal for himself.. looking for his big payday. They should step up to the plate, do the right thing and call out the offenders by name.


16 posted on 05/06/2012 8:42:28 AM PDT by purplelobster
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To: Gay State Conservative

I worked at Warner Bros. About 1 of every 3 in Hollywood are homos.


17 posted on 05/06/2012 9:16:24 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Maelstorm

I tried to watch a movie the other morning on TV and next thing I know a 14 year old girl is naked. Good gawd.

I am sure her parents were proud of her while counting the cash


18 posted on 05/06/2012 9:37:29 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Maelstorm; Morgana

The child actors have to sleep their way up too. Disgusting.


19 posted on 05/06/2012 9:38:51 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Maelstorm

So, the hetero child predators are okay??


20 posted on 05/06/2012 9:40:29 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Maelstorm

Why is Don Johnson not a registered sex offender after diddling a 14 year old girl??


21 posted on 05/06/2012 9:42:27 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

“I tried to watch a movie the other morning on TV and next thing I know a 14 year old girl is naked”

I highly doubt the girl was 14, as that is extremely illegal, however, the girl was probably 18, playing a 14 year old. It is a way to get around child porn laws by giving the impression that someone is underage even if they are not.


22 posted on 05/06/2012 9:43:58 AM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Child predators should be shot, homos or not


23 posted on 05/06/2012 9:44:38 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: dsrtsage

Nope, she was 14 in real life too.

Mtv had a show called “Skins” where real minors were naked with sex scenes.

The childrens show “ICarly” had a scene where the girl “Sam” was naked in a cubicle.... someone released an unedited shot that showed she was really naked. She was also a minor.

I saw a wiki article a movie made in about 1932 that had a 12 year old showed naked too. She went on to be in movies with Shirley Temple. Nothing is ever done about it of course.


24 posted on 05/06/2012 9:47:42 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

Hmmm, I did not know that. How do they get around the child porn laws? Can you do whatever you want if it is considered “Art”?


25 posted on 05/06/2012 9:56:15 AM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: GeronL

” Child predators should be shot, homos or not “

Yep


26 posted on 05/06/2012 9:56:48 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: dsrtsage

How can MTV have naked kids in Sex scenes? WTF?


27 posted on 05/06/2012 9:58:24 AM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: dsrtsage

These dats “child porn” must involve actual on screen sex. It is very disturbing to me, who knows whats going on off camera at these nudist resorts?


28 posted on 05/06/2012 10:00:07 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: dsrtsage

There was a movie out of Spain about a 9 year old boy crossing the country breast feeding from all the women, trying to find the perfect breast. and yes, it shows this.

How was this not child porn?


29 posted on 05/06/2012 10:03:24 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Maelstorm

These are two brave men. I’m praying for them.


30 posted on 05/06/2012 10:08:15 AM PDT by hocndoc (WingRight.org Have mustard seed, not afraid to use it. Hold R's to promises, don't watch O keep his.)
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To: ElkGroveDan

The article talks about a man recently arrested who simply changed his name and continued abusing children.

One of the three comments on the article says the solution is just to lower the age of consent, in spite of the fact that Feldman says he was afraid until he was 16.


31 posted on 05/06/2012 10:12:05 AM PDT by hocndoc (WingRight.org Have mustard seed, not afraid to use it. Hold R's to promises, don't watch O keep his.)
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To: GeronL

“These dats “child porn” must involve actual on screen sex.”

Then when people get busted for having Kiddie porn on their computer, it is not just pictures of naked kids, it must be naked kids doing stuff? I was always under the impression that it was just naked kids, or is it different if it is a movie?


32 posted on 05/06/2012 10:15:48 AM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: dsrtsage; Morgana

Have you ever been to a legal nudist website? It’s all about the kids. It’s pervert land. They even sell DVD’s of the kids including a pre-teen beauty pageant.

God knows whats going on when the cameras are off.

There are even nudist summer camps for kids with no parents allowed from 11 year old girls to 17 year old boys, smearing each other in chocolate syrup is one of the activities. These are the rage in Calipornia from what I have read.


33 posted on 05/06/2012 10:21:33 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: dsrtsage

Kiddie porn is actual images of sex acts involving children, in other words being raped since they are often too young to legally consent.

As far as I know kiddie porn possession is only legal in Tokyo and Nagano in Japan (PervertLand).


34 posted on 05/06/2012 10:24:41 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

quote-Why is Don Johnson not a registered sex offender after diddling a 14 year old girl??-end quote

Are you referring to Melanie Griffith?
For those who don’t know, she’s the daughter of Tippi Hedren, and back in the 1970s, Don Johnson, who was in his early 20s at the time, was romantically involved with Griffith, who may have been older than 14, but not by much..but be that as it may, according to news articles from the time, Hedren knew about it but looked the other way.

Yeah, Hollywood has no problems with child molesters, as long as they are making money. Think Polanski, for one, who continues to make films with all sorts of so-called “A-listers”. And concerning Polanski, at least child-molester- turned-film-director Victor Salva (”Powder”) did jail time.


35 posted on 05/06/2012 10:33:04 AM PDT by Radagast the Fool ("Be Brave! Be Brave! Be Brave!" -"War Horse")
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To: Radagast the Fool

and Melanie Griffith learned well, I also she was in an orgy with a 12-year old girl and the girls dad when Melanie was 18.

Of course, she had been groomed and became the groomer.


36 posted on 05/06/2012 10:41:48 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: bajabaja

All Corey or Todd would get by naming names is a big libel lawsuit that would finish them off for good.

It’s not hard to know who diddled the two Coreys. Just go to IMDB and look for producers and director names that are repeated.

Naming them would not hurt them at all, as they are too well protected.


37 posted on 05/06/2012 7:31:36 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: GeronL
This abuse was going on back in the days of Shirley Temple! Shirley talked about it in her book. Not sure if she was sexually abused (I am sure she was) but I remember she was physically and emotionally.
38 posted on 05/06/2012 10:03:31 PM PDT by Morgana (I only come here to see what happens next. It normally does.)
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To: Morgana

Yes it goes back at least that far and it is now a part of the entertainment industry culture from pageants to modeling to acting.

It was Tara Banks advice to wanna be models that if they won’t go nude for the camera then they can’t model. ??!!


39 posted on 05/07/2012 4:25:06 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

“It was Tara Banks advice to wanna be models that if they won’t go nude for the camera then they can’t model. ??!!”

I don’t know if Miss Banks said that or not.

Can tell you I went to modeling school in my teens. This kind of modeling was considered crass by my teacher. It was stooping low as far as she was concerned. She always said “never let them take advantage of you”.


40 posted on 05/10/2012 11:03:59 AM PDT by Morgana (I only come here to see what happens next. It normally does.)
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To: Morgana

Tara Banks said this on the first season of America’s Top Model


41 posted on 05/10/2012 1:52:09 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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