MANY BIG NAMES IN HOLLYWOOD ARE MENTIONED, BUT PROBABLY FEWER THAN 1% WERE EXPOSED. TEN TIMES AS MANY WHO CAME FORWARD FOR THIS FILM SIMPLY REFUSED TO DISCUSS IT ON CAMERA, EVEN THOUGH THEY HAD PREVIOUSLY NAMED THEIR ABUSERS.
IT ISN'T JUST HOLLYWOOD.
AMERICAN POLITICIANS, ALL THE WAY UP TO THE GEORGE H.W. BUSH WHITE HOUSE HAVE BEEN BUSTED FOR CHILD MOLESTATION, PEDOPHILIA, CHILD PORNOGRAPHY.
A BUST OF THOUSANDS OF COMPUTERS AT THE PENTAGON, IN CONGRESS, IN MORE GOVERNMENT AGENCIES THAN MOST AMERICANS KNOW EXIT FOUND THIS WAS A "COMMON PROBLEM".
BEFORE 'AN OPEN SECRET' THERE WAS THE MILLION-DOLLARS-PLUS DOCUMENTARY ON PEDOPHILES IN WASHINGTON THAT DISCOVERY CHANNEL PRODUCED WHICH NEVER AIRED, THOUGH IT WAS ON THE TV GUIDE SCHEDULE. IT WAS TO HAVE EXPOSED WASHINGTON POLITICIANS AND CATHOLIC CHURCH PRIESTS, ETC, INVOLVED IN A PEDOPHILE RING THAT HAD EXISTED FOR DECADES.
BECAUSE THAT DOCUMENTARY APPEARS AND DISAPPEARS OFF YOUTUBE SO OFTEN, I WILL ONLY POST LINKS TO THE TWO PLACES ONE CAN VIEW THE ENTIRE FILM TODAY, APRIL 17, 2017.
Conspiracy of Silence, a documentary listed for viewing in TV Guide Magazine, was to be aired on the Discovery Channel, on May 3 1994.
(THE FILM CAN, TODAY, BE VIEWED ON THIS SITE AS WELL.)
This documentary exposed a network of religious leaders and Washington politicians who flew children to Washington D.C. for sex orgies. Many children suffered the indignity of wearing nothing but their underwear and a number displayed on a piece of cardboard hanging from their necks when being auctioned off to foreigners in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Toronto, Canada.
At the last minute before airing, unnamed congressmen threatened the TV Cable industry with restrictive legislation if this documentary was aired. Almost immediately, the rights to the documentary were purchased by unknown persons who ordered all copies destroyed.
A copy of this videotape was furnished anonymously to former Nebraska state senator and attorney John De Camp who made it available to retired FBI Agent Ted L. Gunderson.
THE MAN PROVIDING EVIDENCE IN THE 1981 DOCUMENTARY BELOW IS DEAD NOW.
AFTER THIS AIRED IN HOUSTON AND ATLANTA, HE RECEIVED DEATH THREATS AND WAS EVEN SHOT AT.
10 YEARS LATER, HIS DEATH WAS RULED "A SUICIDE".
"The tragic and shocking abuse of boy prostitutes is discussed by Dr. Tom Philpott and former Editor of 'The Daily Texan', Mark McKinnon, who has written articles on the subject.
Philpott found that these children are frequently physically abused, even tortured and killed.
Many of the men who participate in this "practice" are among some of the most respected people
at the top levels of the U.S. corporate and governmental structures.
They discuss prominent cases of sexual abuse of boys and possible connections between child prostitution and the murder of black children in Atlanta.
The program is enhanced by the use of segments of two 1979 documentaries.
'Boys for Sale' was produced for Channel 11 in Houston and Channel 13 in Atlanta.
The year after this Philpott was shot at.
He later reportedly committed "suicide".
He was a good man and an unsung American hero.
In 1991 it was alleged that Tom Philpott had commit suicide, but back in 1982 in an in-depth article published in Texas Monthly, Tom himself revealed that he had been shot at and had received death threats concerning his active role in exposing this organized criminal activity."
DR. PHILPOTT'S LIFE AND EFFORTS ARE CHRONICLED IN A PIECE TITLED
"The Cost of Courage - Part VI: Dr. Tom Philpott, a man ahead of his time".
ALONG WITH THE STORIES OF OTHERS LIKE HIM WHO ALSO INVESTIGATED THESE PEDOPHILE RINGS... INVESTIGATORS WHO HAVE ALSO SUDDENLY DIED... ONE MIGHT UNDERSTAND WHY FEW CONTINUE THEIR INVESTIGATIONS.... IT CAN GET YOU KILLED?
WHY AREN'T THE 'BIG NAMES' IN D.C. ARRESTED, TRIED, EXPOSED FOR THEIR CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN?
WHY WON'T WIKILEAKS RELEASE THE FILES MANY SAY THEY HAVE THAT NAME NAMES AND JUST OUT THEM ALL?
WHY WON'T THE PRESS PRINT ARTICLES ABOUT THIS MORE OFTEN?
WHY DON'T WE SEE IT ON THE NEWS?
"This is part of an on-going series to highlight the stories of individuals who died mysteriously when disclosing information on government-sponsored criminal activity, in particular child trafficking.
Part I - The Life and Death of Michael Hastings
Part II: The Murder of BBC pedo-ring investigator, Jill Dando
Part III: The Murder of Nancy and Bruce Schaefer
Part IV: Solving the Mystery of Max Spiers
Part V: Monica Petersen and the horrors in Haiti
Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States have had several incidents of alleged SATANIC RITUAL ABUSE (SRA) which received national and international news coverage. Other countries have also had isolated events in which abuse or murder took place with Satanic ritual elements, including Argentina and Brazil."
MOST OF THESE INVOLVED CHILDREN.
THE SUMMATION OF THE MAIN REPORTS CAN BE FOUND <HERE>.
DO FOLLOW THE LINKS.
ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ATLANTIC OCEAN, ALSO IN 2015, THE U.K. HAS FINALLY BEEN HANDED MEDICAL PROOF THAT THE "HAMPSTEAD SCANDAL" WAS REAL, THAT THE CHILDREN SHOW SIGNS OF HAVING BEEN CRUELLY SEXUALLY ABUSED AND THAT THE PRESS AND THE POLICE HAVE BOTH BEEN COMPLICIT IN THE COVER-UP.
IN THIS INSTANCE A 'PARENT' GROOMED THE CHILDREN FOR THE PLEASURE OF HIMSELF AND OTHERS, INCLUDING TEACHERS.
"In my opinion, the extensive and detailed accounts given by both children that were repeated to different professionals contain details of sexual acts that such young children would need to have direct experience of.” -- MEDICAL REPORT OF Dr. Harriett Gunn to Dr. Deborah Hodes, WHO CONCURRED WITH EXAM FINDINGS..
There is photographic evidence pertaining to the children’s injuries.
BOTTOM LINE: This investigation was curtailed and destroyed in order to protect a Z grade actor or even the Staff and Institutional reputation of the school and church involved. Something far more important is being protected here, but it is completely unclear whom or what have managed to engineer the stunning travesty that led to the Investigating Police coaching and bullying retractions from the child victims, Witnesses and Victims A and G.
We seem to exist in a bizarre twilight zone where anyone with any connection to power can apparently do what they like to children and expect to suffer only the infamy of the grave.
While it has become clear again and again that the unthinkable has actually been rather routine, that these unbelievably evil crimes have been happening for decades and yet when confronted with a genuine contemporary cover up, the entire “official” British media have literally not a word to say.
Obviously, the 2012 "Children’s Commissioner’s Inquiry into Sexual Exploitation in Gangs and Groups" just didn't want the TRUTH to come out."
WHOM ARE THEY PROTECTING?
POLITICIANS WHO SEEM TO BE "ABOVE THE LAW" IN THE U.K., AS THEY APPARENTLY ARE HERE IN AMERICA?
ANOTHER BRITISH DOCUMENTARY ('LISTEN TO THE CHILDREN') ABOUT SIMILAR ABUSE YEARS BEFORE THIS ONE WAS ALSO "DISCREDITED" AND RIDICULED BY BRITISH PRESS.
WHO CAN FORGET THESE HEADLINES FROM A FEW YEARS BACK?
At least 20 establishment figures may have been part of paedophile ring
VIP paedophile ring 'abused teenage boy INSIDE Buckingham Palace
Royal family member was investigated as part of paedophile ring
IT'S BEEN A TOUCHY SUBJECT AND SOMETHING THAT HAS BEEN INVESTIGATED IN EVERY NATION ON EARTH. PORTUGAL AND A FEW OF THE RUSSIAN SATELLITE NATIONS HAVE BEGUN INVESTIGATING THE POSSIBILITY THAT ADOPTIONS THERE MAY HAVE BEEN FOR THE SAKE OF THE CHILD SEX TRADE.
FORCED ADOPTIONS, IT'S CALLED.
ALL THAT AND HOLLYWOOD...
IT'S WORLDWIDE, PEOPLE OF EARTH, A WORLDWIDE CRIME AGAINST INNOCENT CHILDREN AND NO ONE MUCH SEEMS TO MIND.
WHAT HAVE WE SUNK TO AS A SOCIETY?
“There's an iceberg of child sex abuse in Hollywood and you're starting to see it come to the surface.” So says Gabe Hoffman, executive producer of an explosive new documentary, which reveals perpetrators and victims alike.
Some big names in the U.S. entertainment industry have broken their silence and are speaking about how they were abused.
The latest to come forward was actress Ashley Judd who poured her heart out about how she was sexually harassed by an “admired-slash-reviled” US studio boss.
Eighties child star Corey Feldman has also been very vocal about being molested and the fact that paedophilia is “the number one problem in Hollywood”.
But it is very rare that an abuser is named, and most cases result in a settlement out of court, thus keeping the perpetrators out of the limelight.
They include talent manager Marty Weiss, who pleaded no contest to two counts of committing lewd acts on a child and is seen in the film attending family gatherings with one of his victims.
There is also Bob Villard, a talent manager who represented a young Leonardo DiCaprio, who pleaded no contest to a similar charge, and actor Brian Peck, star of two X-Men movies, who served 16 months in prison for admitting two counts of abusing a Nickelodeon child star, but is now back working in the industry
Forthright statements from alleged victims of abuse are scattered throughout the film. Their stories are in turn disturbing and depressing. The details of the grooming processes make for particularly difficult viewing.
HOW IT'S OFTEN DONE...
“It's often a funnel situation… The abuser has an array of children (aged 6 to 18) in their orbit, but they don't abuse all of them. They're looking at the herd and then they pick off the weaker ones. They start by asking them questions about their sexuality (have they kissed a boy or girl, etc), then they will ask them to keep secrets.
Gradually the group gets smaller. Then they show them a questionable porn film, touch them and hug them. As the grooming process goes on, it gets to the bottom of the funnel until they have a small group of children they'll abuse,” explains Amy Henry, co-founder of Biz Parentz, a charity which protects and supports children in the entertainment industry and their parents.
Henry points out there are 10 times as many victims in their records who chose not appear, including a major Hollywood actor. “If a big name star was to come forward and talk about the abuse they suffered and name the abuser that could be a game-changer, but at the peak of his career and earning millions a film he would probably have to forfeit his career to do so,” says co-executive producer Matt Valentinas.
Several film festivals rejected the documentary; it was given an R rating (later changed to PG-13 when the word “blowjob” was changed to “job”).
[YEAH, LET'S NOT CALL IT WHAT IT IS, RIGHT?]
Valentinas told the British press, “You guys have open discussions about abuse and British reporters are more intrepid. Some of our press is so entrenched with the Hollywood corporations that they can't report on these issues. It's going to take exposure of this film and reports in the UK to tackle this subject head-on.”
[MY NOTE: it's not that they can't report it, it's that so many of the press are also attached, financially and otherwise, to the very ones who carry out such abuse. After all, Hollywood 'reporters' wouldn't publish THEIR participation in "child sex parties", would they?]
AND DID MAINSTREAM MEDIA (MSM) REPORT THIS?
THE 'DAILY BEAST' DID A FAIR ARTICLE, THEN NOTHING MORE.
EACH TIME THIS CRIME HAS BEEN EXPOSED IN THE PAST IN THE MSM, AMERICANS, FOR THE MOST PART, JUST BLINKED AND TURNED THEIR HEADS.
AFTER ALL, IT IS A COMMON PROBLEM.
THE CHILD SEX INDUSTRY PAYS BIG MONEY AND THOSE WHO USE IT ARE BIG NAMES, BUT MANY 'AVERAGE JOE/JANE' CITIZENS ARE GUILTY AS HELL THEMSELVES.
IN A NATION WHERE SOME STATES ALLOW INCESTUOUS MARRIAGES/RELATIONSHIPS WITHOUT ANY TYPE OF PROSECUTION AND WHERE SOME STATES ALLOW CHILDREN OF 12 YEARS OF AGE TO BE WED, WHERE MORE STATES ARE CONSIDERING DROPPING INCEST AS A CRIME AND CHANGING LAWS INVOLVING RAPE OF CHILDREN TO A MINOR OFFENSE OR NO OFFENSE AT ALL, WHY EXPECT SHOCK OR RAGE WHEN HOLLYWOOD IS BUSTED FOR PEDOPHILIA ON A GRAND SCALE?
IT'S JUST 'BUSINESS AS USUAL'... THE AGES-OLD CHILD SEX TRADE.
"TSK, TSK, WHAT A SHAME, NOW BACK TO NORMAL PROGRAMMING."
WE SHOULD BE OUTRAGED AND WANT TO PROTECT ALL OUR CHILDREN.
THE NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW STATED:
"You may miss a few moments of “An Open Secret,” either while looking away during its unsettling stories or closing your eyes in frustration. This potent documentary elicits those kinds of reactions.
Manipulations, cover-ups and exploitations are recounted, and in several cases accountability was weak; some of the culprits, we’re told, still work in Hollywood.
The victims and their parents defy the stereotype of hard-driving dream-seekers. They come across as merely trusting, which led them to rely on those who promised successful careers. Such faith was exploited by men who later turned out to be predators."
CLOSE YOUR EYES, LOOK AWAY, PRETEND IT'S NOT AS BAD AS ALL THAT?
SURE, WHY NOT... IT'S "ONLY" KIDS.
THE VILLAGE VOICE NOTED:
"Berg's film gives voice to young men who say that, once they arrived in Hollywood, they were “groomed” by men in positions of power, plied with drugs and the promise of roles, forced to strip for hot-tub parties with producers and investors.
One recalls being told, while still in puberty, that the way to catch a girl's eye was to stick a rolled-up sock in your pants — and then tells us that the man spreading this myth was eager to handle the crotch-padding himself.
Some of these men have served time for this.
Some of those convicted still hold positions like their old ones.
And all seem shielded, the film implies, by the industry's reluctance to address the problem.
One victim, now grown up, confronts his abuser with an on-camera phone call: “That was something I wanted and shouldn't have done,” the latter admits.
The real shock, though, is that that remorseful predator, Michael Harrah, is first introduced in the film as a talking-head expert — after all, he was the head of the Screen Actors Guild’s Young Performers Committee.
Early in 'An Open Secret', actor Todd Bridges of 'Diff'rent Strokes' says that he was reluctant to appear in one special episode because he had been abused by his publicist for years — a secret nobody on the show knew.
THE VILLAGE VOICE SEEMS UPSET THAT THE FILM ONLY INTERVIEWED MALE VICTIMS.
DOES IT MATTER IF THEY ARE MALE OR FEMALE?
CRIMES WERE COMMITTED, SOME CHILDREN HAVE DIED OF SUCH SEXUAL ABUSE.
BTW, VIDEOS IN WHICH A CHILD DIES FROM INJURIES DURING RAPE AND ASSAULT WITH INSTRUMENTS OF TORTURE ARE THE HOTTEST SELLING VIDEOS INSIDE THAT DARK, ROTTEN INDUSTRY.
THE SCREAMS OF TERRIFIED CHILDREN ARE MUSIC TO A MULTITUDE OF EARS.
OUR SOCIETY BARELY WINCES, AND THEN IT'S JUST TUNED OUT.
WHAT MIGHT IT TAKE TO CAUSE PEOPLE WORLDWIDE TO INSIST ALL WHO COMMIT THESE CRIMES BE EXPOSED AND PROSECUTED, NO MATTER HOW HIGH AN OFFICE THEY HOLD?
I THINK IT WOULD TAKE PUTTING EVERYONE CHARGED WITH INVESTIGATING AND PROSECUTING THE SCUM WHO COMMIT THE CRIMES IN THE CHILDREN'S PLACE, FORCING THEM TO ENDURE WHAT THE CHILDREN ENDURE (CALL IT "RE-TRAINING") ...AND WE CAN'T DO THAT...WE MUSN'T DO THAT, RIGHT?