Drake Bell Claims Josh Peck ‘Knew’ About His Sexual Assault – Hollywood Life

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Drake Bell claims that her ex drake and josh co-star, josh peck, “knew” that she had been sexually assaulted. During an appearance on the “Not Skinny But Not Fat Podcast” on Tuesday, April 2, the 37-year-old musician revealed that Josh, 37, “saw and knew what was going on” with Bell in the early 2000s.

“Josh worked amanda showAnd so, he saw and knew what was happening,” Drake told the podcast host. amanda hirsh, “But I appreciate that he reached out to me personally and not directly to the media because he was there with me and saw what I was going through.”

Drake then clarified that Josh likely did not know the “specifics” of Bell’s attack and said that how i met your father The alum “learned a lot” from Drake’s presence. Quiet on the set: The dark side of children’s TV,

“I do not think so [Josh] Didn’t know the specifics, but there were people working on the show who knew who it was, Bell said, referring to himself being the unnamed minor in the assault case. “He just knew how sensitive it was for me and after watching the documentary, he learned a lot about what I went through, and I think he was so sensitive and he addressed it personally instead of just going straight to it socially. But made sure to reach me.” Media.”

In 1999, Drake and Josh got their roles amanda show, At that time, Drake met with then-Nickelodeon dialogue coach brian peck (No relation to Josh, according to multiple outlets). In cool on setDrake described how Bryan had involved himself in his life and career and sexually assaulted him several times in the early 2000s. Drake eventually informed his mother, and the “I Found a Way” artist reported it to the police.

In 2004, Bryan pleaded no contest to a charge of oral copulation with a minor under the age of 16, in addition to a charge of indecent assault on a 14 or 15-year-old child. Drake was not identified as the victim at the time the case became public. Brian spent 16 months in prison and was ordered to register as a sex offender. However, after his release from prison he was hired to work on children’s shows including Disney Channel The Suite Life of Zack and Cody,

“I think Brian was able to pull a blindfold on a lot of people and paint a picture that was very far from reality,” Drake said in his “Not Skinny But Not Fat” podcast interview.

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Last month, Drake publicly revealed that Bryan sexually assaulted him when he was a teenager cool on set, After this he publicly disclosed TIC Toc Josh had “contacted” him about his documentary appearance. Nickelodeon responded to Drake’s revelation in a statement hollywood life,

The network said in its statement, “Now that Drake Bell has revealed his identity as the plaintiff in the 2004 case, we are disappointed and saddened to learn of the trauma he caused, and we ask for the strength needed to come forward.” Appreciate and support.” ,

If you or someone you know has been sexually abused, call National Sexual Harassment Hotline At 1-800-656-HOPE (4673). A trained staff member will provide confidential, judgment-free support as well as local resources to aid in treatment, recovery and more.

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