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There's Another Scandal Brewing and It Could Bring Hollywood Down

For years, actor Corey Feldman has argued that Hollywood has a very serious issue: pedophilia. He is a victim of abuse himself. As a child actor, he and his fellow '80s star Corey Haim suffered tremendously because of pedophiles in powerful positions. According to Feldman, Haim started using drugs to cope with this trauma. As most people know, drug addiction eventually killed him.

Although Feldman has been warning the entire world about Hollywood's powerful pedophiles for years now, he has mostly been ignored by the powers that be of the mainstream media. See, for instance, this exchange on The View, where he was actually blasted by Barbara Walters for having the audacity to speak out. She accused him of, among other things, "damaging an entire industry."

Yes, that's right. Her response to him explaining that he was sexually abused by Hollywood moguls as a child was that he damaged Hollywood. That was the major problem here, Walters believed, not the abuse itself.

Well, now that everybody is talking about Harvey Weinstein and other sex maniacs with a long record of abusing women, this scandal -- of pedophilia in Hollywood -- seems to be on the brink of blowing up. As actress Evan Rachel Wood of Westwood tweeted a few days ago:

Note that her tweet implies that she has no doubt whatsoever that the stories of pedophilia in Hollywood are accurate. Something tells me that when this truly breaks out in the open, we'll again hear from dozens of actors, actresses, journalists, producers, and directors who suddenly will admit that they "knew all along" what was happening, but simply lacked the courage to speak out.

Conservative website Twitchy adds to Wood's tweet that the dam is, indeed, already breaking:

[T]here are some indications that she was right and that this dam is cracking. Tyler Grasham, an agent for APA specializing in youth talent, has been fired after “numerous accusations of sexual assault and harassment from men” surfaced this week.

One alleged victim, Blaise Godbe Lipman, has already come forward saying that Grasham got him drunk when he was only 17 years old, after which he was abused.