Elijah Wood Speaks Out on Child Abuse in
“There Are a Lot of Vipers in This Industry”
Elijah Wood’s long career in Hollywood, beginning when he was just 8, taught him that there “are a lot of vipers” in the industry, he told the Sunday Times in a new interview.
Wood compared unnamed child abuse allegations in America to the Jimmy Savile abuse scandal that rocked the United Kingdom after the longtime entertainer faced hundreds of sexual abuse allegations following his death (and thus his loss of protection from scrutiny).
“You all grew up with Savile – Jesus, it must have been devastating,” Wood, 35, said. “Clearly something major was going on in Hollywood. It was all organized. 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.”
The Lord of the Rings star, whose first film role came at age 8, told the Times he avoided that underbelly, thanks to a mother who was “far more concerned with raising me to be a good human than facilitating my career.”
“I never went to parties where that kind of thing was going on. This bizarre industry presents so many paths to temptation,” he said. “If you don’t have some kind of foundation, typically from family, then it will be difficult to deal with.”
Asked by the Times if he thinks sex crimes are “still a problem for Hollywood,” Wood said “these things probably still are happening.”
“From my reading and research, I’ve been led down dark paths to realize that these things probably are still happening,” he said. “If you’re innocent, you have very little knowledge of the world and you want to succeed, people with parasitic interests will see you as their prey.”
Such abuse is double-edged, Wood said.
“What upsets me about these situations is that the victims can’t speak as loudly as the people in power,” he said. “There’s the tragedy of attempting to reveal what is happening to innocent people:
“They can be squashed, but their lives have been irreparably damaged.”
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TimelessWheel, you are welcome!!!!
We appreciate you taking the time to give us your thoughts.
This world is not a good place, and it is not because of any other thing other than the evil, self-serving, uncaring, irresponsible people that care nothing for others and their rights.
They have soiled the ground with them simply standing on it, and they have breathed Our Good Clean Air, while molesting Our Children, robbing Our Friends wives and Our Senior Citizens, and murdering Our Neighbors.
Now they force their perverse ways on every decent Man, Woman, and Child, while anyone with any class keeps their love life at home behind closed doors.
But, My Friend, there is a time for every thing….
And about all that is left is YOU GOT TO SETTLE UP, because you might still be here when it’s time to pay your tab.
Thank You for your input,
Robert Blackhorn StrongBow
I’ve heard about this horrible conspiracy in Hollywood before and like Elijah Wood said, I wouldn’t doubt it’s still happening:/ He did say something very important though: family support can help protect against these things and if made aware should be the voice for the victims.
Nena, we appreciate you so very much!!!!
Prepare yourself Nena, I am going to do it again….
Child Sexual Abuse calls are unsubstantiated less than 2% of the time.
Over 80% of the time, it is family, friends, or someone known by the family.
Nena, to date, there have been only about 650 cases of the Clergy going before a Judge and their peers and been found guilty.
The Child Sex Abuse reports against The Clergy have been unsubstantiated over 65% of the time.
Now Nena, to date there have been over 35-40,000 Public School Employees face a Judge and Jury and been found guilty.
There’s no way to sugar coat it. The stats are revolting:/ Thank you again for continuing to uncover the ugly truth that needs to be exposed.
Nena, I will not go quietly into the night.
Thank You Nena, sorry I haven’t been by, but I will.
No need to apologize. I have been slow in my rounds as well;)
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