Child Star Drake Bell Reveals SHOCKING Details of Sexual Assault by Talk Coach Brian Peck; criticizes James Marsden for supporting his abuser |


star child Drake Bell Finally Opens Up About Sexual Assault She Faced at Hands of Talk Coach Brian Peck, while working on the sets of 'Drake & Josh'. The actor, in a new ID documentary, 'Quiet on Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV,' spoke about being repeatedly sexually abused as a teenager and detailed instances of his abuse.
According to media reports, Drake, in a disturbing clip from the four-part documentary, shared details about how he faced abuse when he was a child star.
“Brian and I became very close because we had a lot of the same interests, which, looking back, I think was probably a little calculated,” Bell says in the series, as reproduced by People.
Recounting his first meeting with Brian, Drake said he had booked a gig on Nickelodeon's 'The Amanda Show' in 1999 at the age of 13 and met the coach on the first day of the second season. Peck reportedly befriended Bell and invited him to his home for acting lessons.

Although his father, Joe Bell, expressed concern about the man being constantly around his son, he revealed that Brian later became his manager. Since his trip to Los Angeles was long, he began spending nights at his manager's house, until “everything changed.”
“I was sleeping on the couch where I usually sleep and I woke up… I opened my eyes and I woke up and he was… he was sexually assaulting me,” said Drake, who was 15 at the time. “And I was paralyzed, in complete shock and had no idea what to do or how to react.”
The actor went on to share that his experiences working with Peck only got worse after that first assault. “Somehow I ended up back at Brian's house,” he said, recounting the work commitments that would lead him to the house, where he alleged that “the abuse was extensive and became quite brutal.”
Recalling his adolescence, the actor shared his surprise at “surviving” everything. He said: “I often look back at that time and wonder how on earth I survived.”
Additionally, she shared that memories of her abuse often overshadow her other “great” experiences on the sets.
“I remember all the abusive events, but everything outside of that is very blurry to me, which is a shame because I experienced so many wonderful things in my life and career during this time. But it was so overshadowed and ruined by what I was facing for inside made everything really difficult for me.
Finally, Drake shared that he broke down and informed his mother about everything. Once his mother became aware of the abuse, she said police soon became involved and claimed she got Brian to confess to police in a recorded phone call.

In 2004, Brian pleaded no contest to one count of oral copulation with a minor under 16, as well as one count of performing a lewd act on a 14- or 15-year-old. Drake's identity as the victim was not made public at the time.
Brian spent 16 months in prison and was ordered to register as a sex offender, after which he briefly worked on 'Suite Life'.
In the documentary, she revealed a disturbing period in which celebrities supported her abuser. Among the most shocking revelations was the abundance of famous people and friends who appeared in court to support Brian as he faced his sentencing. Additionally, numerous stars even went so far as to write character letters on his behalf, with some notable names involved.
James Marsden and Taran Killam were among those who wrote letters, along with 'Boy Meets World' actors Rider Strong and Will Friedle, who recently expressed remorse for their actions.
Additionally, the 'Growing Pains' actress Joanna Kerns He admitted in the documentary that he wrote a letter to Brian based on misinformation. The late Alan Thicke and 'The Suite Life of Zack & Cody' directors Rich and Beth Correll also showed their support by writing letters.
Nickelodeon provided a statement via People: “Now that Drake Bell had revealed his identity as a plaintiff in the 2004 case, we are shocked and saddened to learn of the trauma he has endured, and we praise and support the strength needed to move forward. .”
Last year he opened up about his mental health and said internet trolls were going to “kill him.”

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