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Elijah Wood Walks Back Statements, Has No 'Firsthand Experience' of Hollywood Child Abuse

Elijah Wood made international headlines earlier this week after chatting with The Sunday Times about the “evil secret” of child predators in Hollywood. But in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Wood clarified that his remarks (which included statements like, “I’ve been led down dark paths to realize that these…

Elijah Wood on Child Predators in Hollywood: 'If You Can Imagine It, It's Probably Happened'

In an interview with The Sunday Times, Elijah Wood “said that organized sexual abuse of children in Hollywood is rife.” Wood, now 35, did not claim to be a victim of abuse while beginning his career as a child actor, but shared that “many of his peers were regularly ‘preyed upon’” at parties his mother prevented him…

Woman Who Commissioned "Ghost" Photos With Dead Daughter Now Charged With Girl's Murder

Would you like a morbid and horrible story to start the day? Here, have this one about a North Carolina mother who, weeks before she and her boyfriend were arrested on murder and child abuse charges in the death of 2-year-old Macy Grace, commissioned a set of photoshopped photos of her and her ethereal daughter in a…

Would Child Welfare Programs Still Be Failing If They Were Anti-Poverty Instead of Anti-Abuse? 

The Massachusetts Department of Children and Families plunged into its current wave of trouble in December 2013, when a five-year-old named Jeremiah Oliver disappeared, and his disappearance went unreported for months, despite his family being under investigation from child services. In the spring of 2014, his body…

Man Who Raped Child 200-300 Times Sentenced to 50 Years In Prison, Town Still Supports Him

Darren L. Paden is a father, as well as a former volunteer fire chief and deployed member of the military. He’s also a confessed child molester who sexually assaulted a girl for over six years, raping her between 200-300 times starting when she was a toddler. But even though he’s admitted to his crimes, not all the…

Sean 'Diddy' Combs Urges Associated Press to Stop Using Phrase 'Child Prostitute' 

Earlier tonight Sean Diddy Combs tweeted a link to a Change.org petition that urges the Associated Press to stop using the phrase “child prostitute.” The petition, written by survivor Withelma “T” Ortiz Walker Pettigrew, asks that the media consider the implications of the phrases “child prostitute” and “child…

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