Core Scott Feldman, known for his appearances in children movies during the 80s, was accused of pedophilic abuse on child actors.
According to him, the children movie industry is a very gloomy and scary place – the complete opposite of what it looks like on the outside. Being abused himself, Feldman stated that pedophilia is one of the biggest issues in Hollywood.
Feldman’s words were not taken seriously because of his troubled past, and his constant quest for attention now that his career is almost entirely dead.
However, when the dearly loved Hollywood actor, Elijah Wood, supported him, that changed the whole turn of the events.
Wood also started his acting career as a child during the 80s and was able to see what happens behind the scenes during the filming of children movies.
So, when Wood recently during an interview for Sunday Times said that the Hollywood children movie’s industry is a dark and abusive place, was shocking to many.
He also said that there is a very organized “underground world” that has repetitive patterns of child actors being sexually abused. He remained safe, however, and said that he thanks his parents for this because they were very protective of him. His mother never let him attend those Hollywood parties where those abuses were taking place. But not all children were that lucky.
According to Elijah, the biggest problem is that the kids are too confused to understand what is happening to them, and once they become aware – they are afraid to say anything.
They are constantly threatened and usually, the truth comes out too late. The results of this abuse are devastating: teenagers with destroyed lives and serious psychological problems.
What is more terrifying is the fact that the people involved in the crimes are some of the most powerful people in Hollywood.
In many cases, if a child decides to speak up about his/her tragedy, there is a whole system that won’t allow the story to come out in public and cause any damage to the reputation of the abuser.
The fact that there are only a few companies that produce Hollywood movies and own all related media is what makes it difficult for any information like this to be revealed publicly. When few people are in charge, it is easy to hide incriminating information in order to save the big “picture” of Hollywood’s movie industry.
Innocent children and their parents come to Hollywood to show their talent and succeed. They are not aware that they become a part of a pattern that is very difficult to break.
One would say, what about the police? Well, surprisingly, Wood accuses them that not only they are not doing anything, but they are part of it. In fact, the police make sexual abuse easy to reoccur because they collaborate with the abusers and hide their acts.
Yet another Hollywood teen idol, Corey Haim, who was molested when he was 14, supported the claims of his colleagues. He and Feldman filmed a reality show about their experiences called “The two Cories”. In the reality show, Haim accuses Feldman of not doing anything to protect him although he knew that Haim was molested.
The list of Hollywood actors with similar statements does not end up here. A while ago, the public had a chance to hear the terrifying story of Jessa Dilon Crisp – a sex trafficking survivor.
She was sexually abused by members of her family and later sold to different abusers and repeatedly raped. As a teenager, she was forced to take pornographic pictures. There was no one to protect her as the police were involved in the process too.
Furthermore, there is the story of Esther Maker, who revealed that as a child she was raped by prominent figures and politicians in front of the police. And she was not the only child involved in the scandal.
Finally, there are many people with similar testimonials. There are hundreds of powerful people who find their victims and destroy their lives. It is about time that something is done.