I’ve found a few lists with victims of abuse, but I don’t link to those overviews as most of them don’t focus on paedophilia, or are unreliable (for example Roseanne Barr...).
A lot of people know Charlie Chaplin
, born Charles Spencer Chaplin in England (1889-1977), as the biggest star of the silent movie era, but not many people know that he was also a paedophile.
Chaplin (29 years) met 16-year-old actress Mildred Harris at a party in 1918. Chaplin swiftly seduced the girl. Mildred lied to him that she was pregnant and they got married. Pretty soon, Mrs. Chaplin was indeed pregnant. A boy was born on 7 July 1919 but died 3 days later. In April 1920, Mildred Chaplin began divorce proceedings, citing “cruelty”.
At 35, during filming “The Gold Rush
” Chaplin began an affair with the 15-year-old actress Lita Grey (born Lillita McMurray), who he had known since she was 8. After Lita told Chaplin that she was pregnant, they married in secret in Mexico on 26 November 1924 when she was only 16. On 5 May 1925 Charles Chaplin Jr. was born. Lita filed for divorce in 1927, claiming that Chaplin had pulled a gun on her and tried to make her have an abortion. Lita described Chaplin as “a human sex machine
” who could make love 6 times a night without fatigue. Lita was awarded $625,000, with a $200,000 trust fund for their sons — at the time the largest divorce settlement in American history.
Chaplin married another 2 young women; Paulette Goddard who was 22 when they met in 1932 and 18-year-old Oona O’Neill in 1943 (when Chaplin was 54), with whom he had another 8 children.
Chaplin claimed that he had made love with more than 2,000 women; it seems probable that a lot of them were young: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... -them.html
The actor Stephen Collins
exposed himself to 3 teenage girls in 1973, 1982 and 1994.
According to Collins, he twice exposed himself to a pre-teen girl in 1973, when he was 25 years old. He also had another inappropriate encounter with this girl in his home: "When the girl and I were watching TV alone, I moved her hand in such a way that caused her to touch me inappropriately
Collins (67 years) admitted that his behaviour was "inexcusable
", and "I deeply regret the mistakes I've made and any pain I have caused these three women.
I admit to, apologize for and take responsibility for what I did.
Collins has never faced criminal charges and insists he’s no paedophile.
After finding this out, his ex Rosie O'Donnell, who had been sexually abused herself, wrote an angry message about Stephen Collins: http://www.eonline.com/news/607228/step ... 73-to-1994
was the movie screen's first sex symbol in the 1920s. Clara said that that at age 16 she was raped by her father.
After Clara announced that she wanted to become an actress, her mother Sarah threatened to kill her with a knife: http://listverse.com/2015/04/09/10-trag ... ood-stars/
(born Norma Jean Mortensen on 1 June 1926) spent most of her childhood in foster families. Her mother, Gladys Baker, placed her daughter with foster parents until Norma was seven. In 1933, her mother bought a house and took Marilyn to live with her, but shortly after Gladys had the first of a series of mental crises. Gladys's best friend, Grace, was appointed Norma's guardian.
After a time in other foster homes, Norma returned to live with Grace and her husband "Doc", who was sexually attracted to Norma. So Norma was moved out to Grace’s great-aunt Olive in California, where she was sexually assaulted by Olive's son.
In 1942, 16-year-old Norma went to live with Grace and her husband again. Grace offered Norma a choice between marrying 21-year-old James Dougherty, or (back) the orphanage. On 19 June 1942, 3 weeks after her sixteenth birthday, Norma Jean Baker married Jimmy Dougherty.
In June 1945, Norma Jean was pictured in Yank magazine. She was renamed Marilyn Monroe, but becoming a famous star was surprisingly difficult: http://mashable.com/2015/03/01/marilyn- ... bNP4oQbPqw
By age 14, Rita Hayworth
(born Margarita “Rita” Carmen Cansino) was performing with her father Eduardo Cansino in nightclubs. Rita’s father presented her as his wife. Rita had been the victim of regular rape and abuse at the hands of her father since she was a child.
Rita Hayworth married 5 times, one of her husbands was Orson Welles, who told that Rita had been the victim of child sexual abuse. Rita apparently had mental problems: http://people.com/archive/a-candid-new- ... -32-no-20/
At age 15, Louise Brooks
left Kansas for New York. Louise was expected to “entertain” her benefactors, to get film roles and gifts in return. A hotel employee described her room as a “bordello” and the hotel management kicked her out.
When she was 9, Louise had been molested by the 45-year-old man Mr Feathers:
I've often wondered what effect Mr Feathers had on my life. He must have had a great deal to do with forming my attitude to sexual pleasure. For me, nice, soft, easy men were never enough- there had to be an element of domination.
When Brooks told her mother, her mother blamed her for leading him on: https://www.operanorth.co.uk/blogs/313
During the late 1950s and early 1960s, Sandra Dee
(born Alexandra Zuck in 1942) was the teen ideal.
In 1950, her mother Mary married Eugene Douvan, who was 40 years her senior. While they were dating, he began fondling little Alexandra. She went with them on their honeymoon to Atlantic City, where they got in bed together with Alexandra sleeping in the middle. Her stepfather pretty soon was having sex with Alexandra. By the time she was 11, Alexandra knew it wasn't right.
Her mother simply ignored what was going on. In 1956 her stepfather died, which left Alexandra devastated: http://www.bobbydarin.net/liveagain.html
In March 2006, Teri Hatcher
first told that she had been molested for 3 years by her uncle, Richard Stone, starting when she was 5. Hatcher said she felt "shame
" for getting in the car of her uncle, because she knew what would happen "Feeling the shame like you are at fault, it's something you did
Hatcher only decided to tell about the abuse, after she saw a video message from the family of Sarah Van Cleemput, who committed suicide at 14 years of age after being abused by the same paedophile. After she went to police, he pleaded guilty to 4 counts of child molestation in Sarah's case and was sentenced to 14 years in prison: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/ar ... guish.html
As a child, Angela Shelton
was molested by her father:
He would lay out on this table, and me and my sister would have to use lotion, and he would show us how to do it and move our hands up and down. And I shouldn't know how to do that to my father, you know?
Aside from being molested, he also beat the blank out of us. You know, we were bare butt, belts, the whole nine yards.
Angela lived with her father from the time her parents divorced when she was 3.
Her stepmother assisted her father in the abuse, and her stepsister Lisa was only 5 when her father would use physical objects like crayons to abuse her, instead of actual intercourse.
For 5 years, the abuse went on, until one day in 1981 her stepbrother Stephen told his real father what Angela’s father was doing, who called Social Services. Angela's mother, JoAnn, was shocked. Angela's father was never criminally charged, because they didn’t press charges.
Stephen had also been abused by Angela's father, and for 3 years Stephen also molested Angela and his own sister Lisa. Stephen later apologised to Angela, but according to Angela he isn’t to blame, because they were all victims: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/searching- ... 9-03-2004/
is best known for her controversial play “The Vagina Monologues
”, but she has also starred in a couple of movies.
Ensler was sexually abused by her father for years, starting when she was 5: http://people.com/archive/v-for-victory-vol-55-no-6/
In 2009, actor, director, writer and producer Tyler Perry
for the first time revealed details about the sexual, physical and mental abuse he suffered as a child.
Tyler says he was 5 or 6 when he was molested for the first time. While building a birdhouse with an adult male neighbour, the man put his hands in Tyler’s pants. Tyler says: “And I felt my body betraying me, because I felt an erection at that age
Tyler later endured sexual molestation at the hands of a male nurse and a man he knew from church:
[The man from church] used God and the Bible against me to justify a lot of the things that were going on. It was so horrible. And that was my first sexual experience, with this man performing oral sex on me as a boy.
When Tyler was only 10, he was also molested by the mother of a friend. Tyler was over at his friend’s house, when she came in the room wearing lingerie and after locking her son in the bathroom:
I’m 10. And she says, ‘You want to go home?’ She lights a cigarette. She takes the key. She said, ‘Here’s the key.’ I come over to get it, and she puts it inside of herself and she tells me to get it. So I—I get the key, but I feel my body betraying me again because I felt an erection.
She pulled me on top of her.
Perry also suffered brutal physical and mental abuse at the hands of his father Emmitt Perry Sr. The random, violent beatings continued until Tyler was 19: https://blackdoctor.org/506753/tyler-pe ... ving-hell/
By the time Tom Arnold
was 4, his mother would often take off during the day and left Tom with the guy across the street.
The babysitter called it ”a game
” (including penetration) and at the end he gave Arnold a candy bar. Tom “knew it was strange at age 4. He would obviously touch me and do things to me and I knew that it hurt… I do remember having bleeding and my dad was concerned about that
Tom felt ashamed that he took the candy, as he wasn’t allowed candy at his own house.
According to Tom, the abuse lasted until he was 7. By then, the man was 22, and because he resisted more, he threatened Tom’s father:
One day he had a gun and he pulled it out and came out to the front porch. My dad was getting out of his car, he [had just gotten] home from work. And [the man] said ‘I could shoot your dad between the eyes from here.’ And he could! It was like, across the street and so that was a warning to me.
Ironically the ploy backfired, because Tom (7) felt the need to protect his father. So he got a hold of the gun of his dad, and the next day walked over to the house of his abuser with the gun, and shouted for him. Tom said that the abuse stopped after that (I’m not sure immediately) and that his parents divorced as his mother was having an affair.
With the help of a private investigator, Arnold later found his abuser and confronted him at his office. Arnold felt pure joy as he did: http://people.com/celebrity/tom-arnold- ... childhood/
Tom Arnold first spoke out about being sexually abused at the beginning of the 1990s. His then wife, Roseanne Barr, invented the story that she too had been sexually abused as a child.
She later blamed the people around her that they didn’t stop her from telling this story. She almost admitted that she made this story up - EDIT "new" link: http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-784544
In reading these stories, I conclude that for the following reasons child victims don’t speak out:
1) They don’t know that it’s wrong, especially when they’re young when the abuse happens. Some of them don’t even blame the abuser until later when they understand what happened.
2) They don’t know who to turn to. This is especially problematic when their own parents are the abuser or push them into sex with powerful studio executives, directors or actors to further their career. Some of these children even get blamed for the abuse after they report what has happened.
3) They feel ashamed about what’s happened, blaming themselves.