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    Experts say sexual abuse of children in Hollywood is the norm

    The one story I can recall hearing about was director Victor Salva (Powder, Jeepers Creepers 1 & 2) being found guilty of molesting his young star during the filming of the movie Clownhouse. Apparently, this goes much deeper, and like the recent College athletics scandals, is pretty much given a blind eye industry wide.

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    If a spate of recent allegations proves true, Hollywood may have a hideous epidemic on its hands. The past two weeks have brought three separate reports of alleged child sexual abuse in the entertainment industry.

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    Re: Experts say sexual abuse of children in Hollywood is the norm

    We see all these child stars growing up and getting in trouble and it sure looks like sexual abuse may play a huge part in that.
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    Re: Experts say sexual abuse of children in Hollywood is the norm

    Roman Polanski immediately came to mind when reading this article. Very sad. Even worse to me that someone like Corey Feldman refuses to identify his abuser. If this is an epidemic, I have to believe it only gets that way by continued silence.
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    Re: Experts say sexual abuse of children in Hollywood is the norm

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfboy View Post
    Roman Polanski immediately came to mind when reading this article. Very sad. Even worse to me that someone like Corey Feldman refuses to identify his abuser. If this is an epidemic, I have to believe it only gets that way by continued silence.
    The fact that Polanski had a number of defenders in the film industry certainly lends support to the idea that this may be an epidemic.
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    Re: Experts say sexual abuse of children in Hollywood is the norm

    This makes me so angry. What is wrong with these people?

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    Re: Experts say sexual abuse of children in Hollywood is the norm

    And yet nowhere in the article does anyone say pedophilia is the "norm". Look, I get that there is very likely a problem with pedophilia among some folks in Hollywood but to call it the "norm" is a little misleading and extreme, don't you think?
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    Re: Experts say sexual abuse of children in Hollywood is the norm

    wow, hopefully not true, but could explain why so many child stars end up strung out. It also makes sense, since this is the only thing that some of them have, that they wouldn't speak out for fear of lossing everything. Kind of a viscious cycle, young kid, enjoying the sudden spotlight, gets setup with everything under the sun, often illicit, in order to keep the gravy train going, they stay silent in exchange for their dignity.

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    Re: Experts say sexual abuse of children in Hollywood is the norm

    I get a feeling that while it isn't really a regular occurrence so to speak, it's a sign of the fact that sexual abuse isn't just something that happens among lower-class families. All estimates point to millions of cases of abuse that goes unreported, but we tend to assume that it all happens out of sight and not in major industries like Hollywood or college football. We're starting to see a real wake-up call.

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    Re: Experts say sexual abuse of children in Hollywood is the norm

    As I've had time to think about it, I remembered that Corey Feldman spent a lot of time around Michael Jackson growing up. I know he always considered MJ a friend, but I don't know...
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