‘Top Gun’ star Anthony Edwards says he was molested by producer Gary Goddard “for years.”
“Top Gun” star Anthony Edwards wrote an emotional essay Friday revealing producer Gary Goddard molested him “for years.”
Edwards, 55, who was finest recognized for enjoying Goose within the 1986 action-drama and Dr. Mark Greene on “ER,” wrote in an essay for Medium that he was molested by Goddard and his finest pal was raped by the producer after they had been younger.
“I was molested by Goddard, my best friend was raped by him – and this went on for years. The group of us, the gang, stayed quiet,” Edwards wrote.
In the essay, titled “Yes Mom, There is Something Wrong,” Edwards described badembly Goddard when he was 12 years previous and regarded him a “mentor, teacher, friend and sick father figure.”
“Pedophiles prey on the weak. My father, who suffered from undiagnosed PTSD from WWII, was not emotionally out there. Everyone has the necessity to bond, and I used to be no exception. My vulnerability was exploited,” Edwards wrote.
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Edwards stated he by no means advised his mom about Goddard though she confronted the “ER” actor when he was 14 years previous to ask him if the producer was pedophile. Edwards denied the rumors she heard about Goddard.
Gary Goddard denied allegations made by “ER” actor Anthony Edwards.
(Los Angles Times by way of Getty)
The actor stated the final time he noticed Goddard was 22 years in the past after they ran into one another at an airport.
Edwards stated he was in a position to “express my outrage at what he had done” when he noticed Goddard. Edwards stated he was relieved after the producer expressed regret claimed he was getting badist.
However, Goddard was accused 4 years in the past of badual abuse which Edwards famous resurfaced his rage.
The “Law & Order True Crime: The Menedez Murders” actor stated he was in a position to heal by way of “therapy and fellow survivors.”
“By processing my anger in a safe place with a professional, I was finally able to have the conversation that I wish I could have had with my mom when I was 14,” Edwards wrote.
Goddard’s spokesman, Sam Singer, launched a press release Friday denying Edwards’ claims, based on The Hollywood Reporter.
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“Gary first met Anthony more than 40 years ago. Gary was a mentor, teacher and a friend to Anthony, which makes this story all the more disturbing to him. As to the allegations that Mr. Edwards made in his post today, I can unequivocally deny them on Gary’s behalf,” Singer stated.
Anthony Edwards was nominated for an Emmy Award for his function on “ER.”
“Gary first met Anthony more than 40 years ago. Gary was a mentor, teacher and a friend to Anthony, which makes this story all the more disturbing to him. As to the allegations that Mr. Edwards made in his post today, I can unequivocally deny them on Gary’s behalf,” Singer continued.
Edwards was the newest actor to return ahead accusing a Hollywood determine of badual misconduct. Last month, plenty of stars got here ahead following the bombshell allegations in opposition to disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein.