LORD OF THE RINGS Star says Sony Pictures, Warner Bros and Other Hollywood Studios Have Pedophile Rings

Elijah Wood claims Jimmy Savile-style paedophile ring is operating in Hollywood

Elijah Wood claims Jimmy Savile-style paedophile ring is operating in Hollywood
Elijah Wood claims he was protected by his mum as a child star (Picture: Getty Images for Turner Networks)

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

The Lord Of The Rings star, 35, said paedophiles were protected by powerful figures in the film industry.

In an interview with the Sunday Times, he said: ‘You all grew up with Savile – Jesus, it must have been devastating.’

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 01: Corey Feldman attends the Ovation TV premiere screening of "Art Breakers" on October 1, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/Getty Images for Ovation)
Corey Feldman alleges he was surrounded by abusers when he was a teenager (Picture: Getty Images for Ovation)

‘Clearly something major was going on in Hollywood. It was all organised. There are a lot of vipers in this industry, people who only have their own interests in mind. There is darkness in the underbelly – if you can imagine it, it’s probably happened.’

He added: ‘What upsets me about these situations is that the victims can’t speak as loudly as the people in power. That’s the tragedy of attempting to reveal what is happening to innocent people: they can be squashed, but their lives have been irreparably damaged.’

Wood said he was protected from the abuse as a child star growing up by his mother Debra but that other child actors had been regularly ‘preyed upon’ at parties by industry figures.

LOS ANGELES - FILE: Corey Feldman (L) and Corey Haim attend the A&E Premiere Of 'The Two Coreys' held at Sugar nightclub on July 27, 2007 in Hollywood California. Haim died at 3:30am on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 of an apparent accidental drug overdose, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Haim was a teen idol in the '80s and appeared in "The Lost Boys" and several other movies. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Former co-stars Corey Feldman and Corey Haim (Picture: Getty Images)

He said: ‘She was far more concerned with raising me to be a good human than facilitating my career.’

Former child actor Corey Feldman previously alleged that he was ‘surrounded’ by abusers by the time he was 14-years-old.

The Stand By Me star told ABC’s Nightline show: ‘The number one problem in Hollywood was and is — and always will be — paedophilia. When I was 14 and 15, things were happening to me.

‘These older men were leching around like vultures. It was basically me lying there pretending I was asleep and them going about their business.’

NEWCASTLE, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 1: Sir Jimmy Saville prepares for The Bupa Great North Run on October 1, 2006 in Newcastle, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)
Jimmy Saville was accused of child abuse after he died (Picture: Getty Images)

Feldman claimed former co-star Corey Haim’s death at the age 38 was caused by the abuse he suffered at the hands of a ‘Hollywood mogul’ that he refused to name.

Both actors suffered from mental health issues and battled alcoholism and drug addiction after finding fame as child actors.

Since Savile’s death in 2011, hundreds of his victims have come forward accusing him of child abuse.

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