Skip to comments.Two former teen idols back bill to protect child actors
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.
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Why is Don Johnson not a registered sex offender after diddling a 14 year old girl??
“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.
Child predators should be shot, homos or not
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.
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”?
” Child predators should be shot, homos or not “
How can MTV have naked kids in Sex scenes? WTF?
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?
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?
These are two brave men. I’m praying for them.
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.
“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?
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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. ??!!
“It was Tara Banks advice to wanna be models that if they wont go nude for the camera then they cant 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”.