Ellie DiMeco says Nickelodeon ‘made her kiss 30-year-old man when she was 14’

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former child star eli demeckoworked for nickelodeon Speaking amid allegations made in 2007-2009 ‘Quiet on the Set: The Dark Side of Children’s TV’,

If you’ve seen the documentary, you’ll know that several actors and actresses came forward accusing the network of, dan schneiderAnd brian peck Among other things, assault, creating a toxic workplace, abuse, bias.

Following the release and popularity of the documentary, which is currently streaming on Max, several other child stars have come forward to share what their experience was like working with Nickelodeon — including Ellie DiMeco.

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Who is Eli Dimeco?

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For those who don’t know, Eli DiMeco starred in ‘The Naked Brothers Band’ which aired on Nickelodeon from 2007-2009.

During the third season, DeMicco’s character, who is a teenager on the show, develops a romance with Mitchell, played by Jake Hertzog. In the episode ‘N-Kid Idol’, Hertzog kisses DeMeco in front of the main character, causing some drama.

After watching the newly released documentary, DeMeco adopted TIC Toc As soon as he remembered this scene. “There was an episode where Rosalina ‘cheated’ Nate and kissed a French guy,” she said in her recently uploaded video, adding that she “didn’t” want to kiss him. .

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Eli Dimeco says he has PTSD

Ellie DiMeco says Nickelodeon 'made her kiss 30-year-old man when she was 14'
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“He is a 30-year-old man. I’m sorry, I couldn’t even see [the clip], “It gives me icking and it honestly gives me PTSD,” DiMeco said, sharing an edited version of the ‘Naked Brothers Band’ episode.

She continued, “And I’m like, ‘Yeah, maybe they express it, however, it’s also more important to create an environment that listens to kids and doesn’t actually make them do things they don’t want to do. Are.’ ,

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Ellie DeMicco says she was forced to kiss man

Ellie DiMeco says Nickelodeon 'made her kiss 30-year-old man when she was 14'
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DeMeco continued, “When I was 14, 15 years old, he asked me to kiss this 30-plus year old man? I told him many times that I don’t want to do this. My mom was very against it and she almost made me feel like I was going to lose my job, that I was going to be fired if I didn’t do it.”

The former child actress accused Nickelodeon of creating an environment that was one of “extreme nepotism—one of the Nepo kids” where “everyone in the cast, more or less, knew each other, except me.”

In the comments section, DeMeco said that “he wasn’t even an actor” and that he was “the backup guitarist for the live shows and practiced with them”. [the cast] In band practice and always wanted to be written in.”

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Nickelodeon reportedly threatened to fire Eli DiMeco

Ellie DiMeco says Nickelodeon 'made her kiss 30-year-old man when she was 14'
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one in Video Posted a few months ago, DeMeco recalled that because he had a busy schedule as a child actor, he never had a proper first kiss.

DeMeco recalled, “They threatened me that I would be fired, that I would never work in this industry again, that my career would be over.” “There was a female producer who was very upset and she looked at me and said, ‘You haven’t had your first kiss yet?’ And grabbed me and kissed me.”

“And then she said, ‘Here, your first kiss is over. You’ve had your first kiss, now go watch the movie.’”

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Fans rally behind Eli Demeco

Ellie DiMeco says Nickelodeon 'made her kiss 30-year-old man when she was 14'
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Following the video, DeMeco’s fans rallied behind the star to show their support and thank her for sharing her story.

One of her followers commented, “Wait, how old was he?! This is disgusting! I’m so sorry! Someone needs to be held responsible for this.”

“I always felt uncomfortable watching episodes with him because I could tell he was too old and couldn’t understand why they wouldn’t hire someone younger,” another commented, “I’m so sorry That this happened to you.”

A third, who claims they were an extra in season three of the show, said she remembers “knowing her age and feeling uncomfortable about it.”

The Blast has reached out to representatives for ‘The Naked Brothers Band’ executive producer Albie Hecht, but has not yet heard back.


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