Actor Anthony Edwards says he was molested as teenager

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 01:14:46 AM. He penned an essay about going 'from victim to survivor.'
"Top Gun" and "ER" star Anthony Edwards is now speaking out about alleged sexual abuse he says began more than four decades ago. In a heartfelt essay published on Medium titled "Yes Mom, There Is Something Wrong," the actor talks about being just 14 years old when his mother "opened the door for me to answer honestly about the rumors she had heard about Gary Goddard -- who was my mentor, teacher and friend -- being a pedophile." Edwards says he was not honest back then and denied the rumors due to "complete panic." Goddard, now 63, is a film director, writer and producer behind such movies as "Masters of the Universe." Edwards says the duo met when he was just 12 and the producer was almost a decade older. A request for comment from Goddard were not immediately returned to ABC News. This isn't the first time Goddard has been accused of abuse. Three years ago, a case was brought against him and dropped by actor Michael Egan. — Anthony Edwards (@anthonyedwards) November 10, 2017 Goddard’s attorneys told The Wrap in 2014 that “the allegations against him are categorically denied,” and that he “did not molest or touch or annoy Mr. Egan or commit any of the acts alleged.” Bob Chamberlin/LA Times via Getty ImagesGary Goddard Entertainment founder, Gary Goddard, at his North Hollywood office, Jan. 15, 2015. "One of the most tragic effects of sexual abuse in children is that the victims often feel deeply responsible -- as if it is somehow their fault,"...Read more
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