By Maya Oppenheim
The 35-year-old said paedophiles were shielded by powerful figures in the film industry and claimed that the abuse was organised.
He said his mother protected him from abuse when he arrived in Hollywood at the age of eight and he didn’t attend the type of parties where such incidents occurred.
“You all grew up with Savile – Jesus, it must have been devastating,” he told The Sunday Times. “Clearly something major was going on in Hollywood. It was all organised”.
Wood said abuse prevails because victims are unable to speak as loudly as those in power. “That’s the tragedy of attempting to reveal what is happening to innocent people,” he said. “They can be squashed but their lives have been irreparably damaged.”
Anne Henry, the co-founder of Bizparents, an organisation set up to help young actors, claimed Hollywood was currently sheltering “100 active abusers” and a “tsunami” of claims was emerging.