Elijah Wood Says Hollywood Has A Child Sex Abuse Problem
Former child star Elijah Wood says Hollywood has a seedy “underbelly” of child sex abuse and that those responsible are being protected by the entertainment industry elite.
Wood, who has been acting since age 8 told The Sunday Times that there are many vipers in the industry. They have only their own interests at heart. “
Wood likened the unnamed abusers with Jimmy Savile, a British DJ who was subject to dozens of allegations of rape or assault over a period of more than forty years. These claims were mostly ignored until the death of Savile.
Wood’s claims are not supported by any evidence. However, other child stars of the same era have made similar allegations in the past.
In 2011, Corey Feldman said he and other child stars in the ’80s were abused by people with a lot of power in the entertainment industry.
“I can assure you that the No. The No. 1 problem in Hollywood was, and will always be, pedophilia. … Feldman stated in an interview that there was a group of older men who surrounded this group of children.
Feldman denied naming a Hollywood executive as the direct responsible for the drug- and alcohol-related problems that led to the death of his childhood friend, Corey Haim.
Wood stated that he was fortunate to have a mother who protected him from abuse, but added, “I’ve been lead down dark paths to realize these things probably still happen.” “
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