Loc: FEMA Region 1
Besides the Coreys, and the plethora of other child actors who seemingly endured psychotic pedo-abuse, I heard about one kid from the 80s who's career was ended! It was ended...just like his happy, normal life and childhood. The groomer's leverage and tactics are SO freaking typical, but even back in the 1980s, we were all uneducated on CSA cases. The police, the judges, lawyers, therapists, etc.
California gave the perp 1.5 years. 1.5 years for a ruined life.
Excerpts from a published article:
Victim is: Nathan Forest Winters: From "Clownhouse"
He had a promising future, but it ended with the abuse by Director Victor Salva.
Winters, 20, who hasn't acted since starring in Salva's first feature film, "Clownhouse," works part time as a screen printer at his stepfather's sign shop in Martinez.
"I needed to face this," Winters said in an interview yesterday.[b] "I've lived through years and years and years of pain and trauma. I'm being healed daily: It's unreal the amount of stuff that's built up all these years that's starting to be released. But it doesn't work like, 'Boom! -- I'm OK now.' "[/b].
Salva, 37, was arrested on three counts of felony child molestation in 1987 in the seduction of Winters. When police raided Salva's house, they found homemade pornographic tapes, one showing Salva having oral sex with Winters.
Although Salva served 15 months of a three-year prison sentence, completed parole in 1992 and claims to have "paid for my mistakes dearly," his former victim isn't about to forget.
"We've been through hell," said Winters' mother, Rebecca Winters, describing the four years of sexual abuse her son suffered.
Rebecca Winters disagrees."People have said, 'Get a life. Victor served his time.' But he hasn't paid his dues. Victor served 1 1/2 years of a three-year sentence. What's that in comparison to a lifetime of pain?"
Typical Pedo Grooming by Salva:
In "Clownhouse," which screened at the Sundance Film Festival in the late 1980s and is available on video, Nathan Winters played Casey, the youngest of three brothers. Casey is bullied by his older brothers because of his fear of clowns, but his fears prove prescient when a group of escaped convicts, disguised as clowns, terrorize him and his brothers.
Nathan Winters said Salva has talent as a film maker, "but that doesn't change the fact of what he is. . . .
"I'd known Victor two years before he tried anything sexual. I loved him like a father. I didn't have a strong male influence (Winters was raised by a stepfather and has never known his biological father), and that's what Victor was using against me -- that kind of trust and love that I was lacking."
.....that's HORRIBLE. I can't believe DISNEY let him make "Powder" after that.
And while I liked "Jeepers Creepers" 1 and 2, there was no missing the homoerotic / teenboy-nudity exploitation in the latter one and several critics even pointed out how weird it was. JC3 comes out next year - I will NOT see it!
Thanks for the heads-up, Still, though its revolting to see how much Hollywood fully and truly doesn't care about rapists. Roman Polanski's victim is about to publish her memoirs....
That is an important story on what happened to a young star. I suspect it happens pretty often.
One of my wife's favorite films was the Gooneys. The two Coreys (Corey Haim and Corey Feldman) who were important in that production experienced abuse. Corey Feldman has a post here in MS. Here are link to his post.
Loc: FEMA Region 1
The proliferation of these putrid diseases of (I said "OF," not ON) society seems too relentless for me. i mean it. They are wearing me down, and I rarely fight them these days.
Law enforcement is not in position to prevent much abuse proactively. They can barely pursue many reported cases. If a case ends up in court, the real discouragement begins with grand rehearsed dances of deception, intimidation and victim wear-down.
Getting a normal life back-on-track becomes paramount to the victim's family. I know one 12 yo life-long victim who 'just cant deal with this any more,' and his perp is in already in prison.
We share a planet with shit...piled-high shit. I implore parents to keep their kids away from Hollywood...away from casting calls, as it is especially thick there, and they do all they can to devour children...and parents will sacrifice their child for that big break.
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