Statement From an ‘80s Child Star on Sexual Abuse in Hollywood

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There was no shortage of men who approached underage actors, singers as managers, photographers, publicists and all of these men were professional groomers in hindsight. The film industry is just one platform that gives these piranhas a way to groom children and make their parents comfortable enough to get them away and they were all working together and I saw a lot of inappropriate things. I was in the room when a lot of inappropriate things happened and the fact that it was 30 years ago and we are trying to raise awareness about it is very disheartening to me, but I am making this statement because my goal is through this national media platform and the power of Mr. Mehmet Oz, his truth and heart that somehow we are going to create enough social awareness that we can spot someone to make a change.