Skip to comments.Media Yawn at Hollywood Child Abuse
Posted on 05/09/2014 5:07:15 AM PDT by Kaslin
In August of 2011, the former child actor Corey Feldman made a stunning assertion to ABC News: "I can tell you that the No. 1 problem in Hollywood was and is and always will be pedophilia. That's the biggest problem for children in this industry ... It's the big secret." The rest of the media said nothing.
Almost three years later, it's happening again. The Los Angeles Times reported on April 18 that "X-Men" director Bryan Singer "has been accused in a federal lawsuit of drugging and sexually assaulting an aspiring teenage actor in the 1990s."
Michael Egan III claims that he was forced into a "sordid sex ring" in the entertainment industry in which underage boys were supplied alcohol and drugs. Egan alleges that the assaults took place at wild parties in California and Hawaii when he was 17.
"The claims made against Bryan Singer are completely without merit," said Singer's attorney Marty Singer (no relation). "We are very confident that Bryan will be vindicated in this absurd and defamatory lawsuit."
Days later, Egan's lawyer Jeffrey Herman sued three more entertainment industry figures alleging sexual abuse: former NBC Entertainment president Garth Ancier, former Disney executive David Neuman and theater producer Gary Goddard.
"Hollywood has a problem with the sexual exploitation of children," Herman declared. "This is the first of many cases I will be filing to give these victims a voice and to expose the issue."
Trial lawyers making sexual abuse allegations against Catholic priests can count on explosive national media coverage. This lawyer cannot. There is virtual silence. None of the broadcast or cable news networks are reporting on this lawsuit. The Los Angeles Times and New York Times reports have been brief. USA Today and the Washington Post haven't located the story at all.
For his part, Singer is accusing Egan of trying to ruin the publicity for his latest "X-Men" film. For the media's part, this should make the story more newsworthy.
Days after these lawsuits came to light, the networks used the canonization festivities for Pope John Paul II to slam him again, condemning him for inaction during his tenure on lawsuits alleging sexual abuse by priests. The "victims rights advocates" lined up to get their licks in. NBC's Anne Thompson summarized: "John Paul II has many critics who say he did not do enough -- or did very little -- to stop the sex abuse crisis."
The TV networks never tire of long-form journalism attacking the Catholic hierarchy on sex abuse lawsuits. Last year, HBO ran an anti-Catholic screed titled "Mea Maxima Culpa" by Alex Gibney, who called Pope Benedict a "criminal."
In February, the leftist PBS documentary series "Frontline" aired "Secrets of the Vatican." Producer Antony Thomas piled up anonymous sources claiming sex parties among the clergy. "There was a lot that came to light, including a man who was, as it were, providing choirboys as rent boys," Thomas said. "There are a lot of people in the Vatican who are gay who are leading celibate lives, and this is difficult for them. And there are others who are promiscuous."
All of the secularists at the news networks and HBO don't need a guilty verdict in a courtroom to pass judgment on Catholics for allegedly tolerating the sexual abuse of children or clergy sex parties in Vatican City. Any accusation from anybody is all it takes.
But Hollywood has the media's get-out-of-jail-free card, even when children are abused.
Yep. Hollywood is a cesspool. And it has been going on for decades. But it is the cesspool of the Left, so you better be quiet about it. Disgusting.
And these children’s parents were where? At the bank cashing their checks.
People will do anything for money, won’t they? Even serve their children up to pedophiles, apparently. Hollywood needs to be scrubbed down with bleach.
Already being excused away by the glitterati
“But Hollywood has the media’s get-out-of-jail-free card, even when children are abused.”
I’ve never understood why these people get away with so much. Because of money, maybe? They are able to pay people off?
Even the actress who played “Matilda” had an interesting article about the life of child actors at cracked.com.
The Church, despite the shortcomings of some of its representatives, is the enemy of vice and immorality.
Hollywood, on the other hand, is the chief advocate.
Just a quick clarification. If they are celibate, then they are not gay. "gay" or "homosexual" is determined entirely by one's actions.
But why does Hollywood seem to attract such scummy people, the dregs of society, the drug addicts, pedophiles, etc. and pay them so well? The people nowadays that are put on a pedestal would have been drummed out of society in earlier times. As a whole, Hollywood is instrumental is destroying decent, civilized society.
Because they are the "in" crowd, and the LSM types like getting invited to the parties.
Just like in DC...
And also anyone who threatens the pedo rings will most likely find themselves ‘sleeping with the fishes.’
Sending a child to Hollywood is child abuse.