Actor Elijah Wood, the actor whose man-child looks have helped to earn him some of film’s most interesting and popular roles, has gone on the record with his claims that child sex abuse in Hollywood is essentially an institution there, and that key figures in the movie industry have acted as its caretakers by protecting those responsible for it (which, many would say, makes them responsible, as well).
Said Wood, “There are a lot of vipers in this industry – people who only have their own interests in mind. There is darkness in the underbelly. If you can imagine it, it’s probably happened.”
In the interview, given to the Sunday Times, Wood suggested that it is often at the infamous “industry parties” where these kids are victimized. For his part, Wood said that he was able to avoid the trouble that plagued so many of his peers because his mother was diligent in her efforts to keep him away from the parties and other Tinseltown get-togethers that prove so dangerous for so many young people.
The subject of Hollywood’s organized child sex rings was given more prominence with last year’s release of An Open Secret, a documentary directed by Amy Berg and featuring one-time mega-popular child actors Corey Feldman (numerous films including The Goonies, Lost Boys, Stand By Me) and Todd Bridges (TV show Diff’rent Strokes) who were themselves victims of child sex abuse in Hollywood.
According to BizParentz Foundation, an advocacy group devoted to the safety and welfare of children working in the entertainment industry, roughly 100 child sex abusers in Hollywood are currently enjoying the protection of elites in that community.
By Robert G. Yetman, Jr. Editor At Large