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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

To the young male actors in his retinue in Santa Barbara in the 1970s, Gary Goddard was an exalted figure. A successful former theater prodigy, Goddard returned through his 20s to direct and mentor child actors in his hometown, vowing to bring the most talented with him to Hollywood. He attracted a constant orbit of devoted boys others referred to as the "Goddardites." But the seemingly idyllic setting of privilege and promise had a dark edge for several members of the theater group. Four decades later, many of them say they have been haunted by their encounters with Goddard. Since actor Anthony Edwards wrote in an online essay last month that Goddard sexually abused him as a pubescent actor in Santa Barbara, seven others from the theater group told the Los Angeles Times that their former mentor molested or attempted to molest them as boys.

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They describe Goddard's advances as ranging from straying hands on thighs during lulls in a production or fondling in a darkened Disneyland ride, to repeated incidents of sexual abuse during a troupe's overnight stays in a statewide tour.

"This is a man who's attracted to little boys, and attracted in the sickest way," said Edwards, an Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actor known for roles in "Top Gun" and "ER." "This is not love, this is not friendship what he was doing. It is a horror because it is manipulating young hearts and minds."

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Addressing a question from Gal the other day, this may be the domino that topples the long rumored pedophile ring in Hollywood.

#1 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-12-20 05:39 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Creepiest part of the article:

"But there was a downside to his attention, several of his former proteges said, causing them to avoid being last in the car with Goddard, or closest to his bed on an overnight trip."

#2 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-12-20 05:40 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#3

Gal asked me about the pedo ring the other day in a different thread, it is front page news here in LA, so kind of difficult to avoid it.

But thanks for noticing, I didn't know you cared.

#4 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-12-20 06:04 PM | Reply

Absolutely tragic. I wish there was a way to prosecute him for these crimes.

#5 | Posted by rcade at 2017-12-20 06:41 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 6

"All thanks to God, Harvey Weinstein...the Punisher"

#6 | Posted by DavetheWave at 2017-12-20 06:46 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#5

Agreed, and it's going to get worse, the worst kept secret in Hollywood nowadays is over the so called pedophile ring of producers, actors, agents, managers and even politicians that have been passing these kids around like a bad pennies and throwing them away when they were done with them. If this plays out and names are named, then criminal prosecutions will follow.

#7 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-12-20 07:24 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Child's play, no pun intended, compared to what Huma and Hillary did in the basement of Comet Pizza.

#8 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-12-20 09:40 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"Gal asked me about the pedo ring the other day in a different thread,"

Yes, I did. Online source predicted name of someone soon to be exposed would be on this list, and Goddard's is:

www.imdb.com

Same online source says that bigger Hollywood names, and well as members of Congress (both sides of the aisle), will also be exposed after the holidays. Not all will be exposed as pedophiles but some will.

#9 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-12-20 10:52 PM | Reply

If you ever get to read the entire Mario Puzo novel The Godfather, he goes into extensive detail about the pederasty and hebephilia rampant in Hollywood--back in the 1940s. It was left out of the movies except for one suggestive scene where Tom Hagen, the Consigliere, meets the Hollywood Mogul on the set. Jack Wolts talks to a early-teen girl for a few moments. The book is much more sickeningly explicit as to what's actually transpiring.

#10 | Posted by madscientist at 2017-12-21 07:03 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

People with money and power can behave as criminally as they wish, often with impunity. Only publicity and the ensuing court cases will ever end it. Dying in prison, after numerous beat-downs by their fellow inmates, would be a wonderful outcome.

#11 | Posted by john47 at 2017-12-21 10:54 AM | Reply

This is awful. They need to be caught and punished.

#12 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-12-21 02:26 PM | Reply

talks to an early-teen girl

#13 | Posted by madscientist at 2017-12-21 08:01 PM | Reply

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