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  • May 29, 2016

Elijah Wood claims Hollywood is gripped by a Jimmy Savile style sex abuse scandal

Elijah Wood claims Hollywood is gripped by a Jimmy Savile style sex abuse scandal

By Maya Oppenheim

 

Elijah Wood claims Hollywood is in the grip of a child sexual abuse scandal similar to that of Jimmy Savile in the UK.

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”.

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