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Published On: Thu, Jun 7th, 2018

Disney under attack for hiring child molester Brian Peck to work on ‘The Suite Life of Zack and Cody’

Backlash against Disney is mounting after shocking news reported by An Open Secret: the company hired a convicted child molester, Brian Peck, just one year after his conviction, to work on their show The Suite Life of Zack and Cody.

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Peck was found guilty in 2004 of lewd acts against a child as well as oral copulation with a child, a Nickelodeon star. He pleaded “no contest” to these two charges, which also included sodomy and attempted sodomy with a child, using a child for sex acts, and sexual penetration by foreign object with a child.

Peck was hired by Disney, owned by ABC, to work on The Suite Life of Zack and Cody just one year after he was released from prison.

The news comes one month after Reliance Entertainment’s Show Dogs was pulled from theaters after parents complained it groomed children for sexual abuse.

Before his conviction, Peck worked on Boy Meets WorldAll ThatThe Amanda Show, and other kids’ shows. His films include small roles on X-Men, X-Men 2 and The Return of the Living Dead.

 

An Open Secret, which highlighted the news on Peck’s hire by Disney, is the title of a 2014 documentary that investigated the reputed rampant sexual abuse of minors in the film and television industry.

Through its Twitter account, the film’s producers continue to uncover the entertainment industry’s darkest secret.

According to An Open Secret’s tweet, “documents show Peck was originally charged with 11 counts including: lewd act upon a child; sodomy of a person under 16; attempted sodomy of a person under 16; sexual penetration by a foreign object; four counts of oral copulation of a person under 16; oral copulation by anestesia or controlled substance; sending harmful matter; and using a minor [for] sex acts.”

“In the end,” continues the tweet, Peck “pleaded ‘no contest’ to two counts – lewd act against a child and oral copulation – and the court found him guilty of both. The remaining counts were dismissed.”

An Open Secret criticized the industry for being silent on “rampant pedophilia” in Hollywood.

“The silence on the rampant pedophilia in Hollywood is totally immoral & akin to murder given the number of suicides and accidental overdoses attributed to sexual abuse & mental manipulation in an industry that protects active abusers,” noted An Open Secret in a subsequent tweet.

Peck is not the only registered sex-offender who has been convicted of child sex abuse crimes and then hired by ABC/Disney after their conviction, According to Celebrity Insider.

The report states:

In 1988, the child actor from the movie Clownhouse Nathan Forrest Winters told his mother at the end of filming that the director Victor Salva had been molesting him for approximately five years. Salva was found guilty on five of the 11 original counts after he confessed to the sexual abuse and video recordings of him abusing Nathan Winters were found in his home.

Police also found videotapes and magazines featuring child pornography as well.

Though Clownhouse was a low budget movie backed by Francis Ford Coppola, Salva went on to enjoy a thriving, lucrative career that was continually backed and supported by Coppola.

Victor Salva is behind the three Jeepers Creepers films.

Former child star Corey Feldman has been sounding the alarm for years, trying to raise the awareness of both the public and law enforcement authorities to Hollywood’s unfettered sexual abuse of young actors.

Feldman has spoken out about how powerful men in the entertainment industry preyed on him as a child. He also speaks of his longtime friend and co-star Corey Haim, who died in 2010 at age 38. Haim was 11 when he was raped by a man on a movie set.

About the Author

- Roxanne "Butter" Bracco began with the Dispatch as Pittsburgh Correspondent, but will be providing reports and insights from Washington DC, Maryland and the surrounding region. Contact Roxie aka "Butter" at [email protected] ATTN: Roxie or Butter Bracco

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