NEW YORK (ChurchMilitant.com) - New York City investigators are looking into rape claims against Harvey Weinstein and are expected to press charges against him soon.
The disgraced Hollywood mogul is being investigated for allegedly raping actress Paz de la Huerta in 2010. The Manhattan district attorney's office confirmed it is seeking an arrest warrant for Weinstein, who is in a rehabilitation facility in Arizona.
The actress is one of many who have come forward to accuse not only Weinstein but many other powerful Hollywood men of sexual harassment and fostering a sex-for-success environment.
It's not only women, however, who are coming out to reveal they were sexually abused. Ex-child star Corey Feldman revealed the names of two men who allegedly abused him and other male child actors in the 1980s.
The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) announced it is investigating Feldman's claim that actor John Grissom and child talent manager Marty Weiss had abused him and other male actors in the 1980s.
It was reported earlier that Feldman feared for his life after going public with the allegation that there is a homosexual pedophile ring in Hollywood. He has been saying the same thing for nearly 25 years, but it's only since the Weinstein scandal that people have begun to look at his claims more seriously.
He's not the only ex-child star who is revealing childhood homosexual abuse. Alex Winter, one of the stars in the 1990s Bill & Ted movies and The Lost Boys, revealed he was abused by men in the industry before he was 13 years old.
"I don't know of any boys in any pocket of the entertainment industry that do not encounter some form of predatory behavior," he said. "It's really not a safe environment."
"There's nothing more terrifying to someone who is holding on to that history and that PTSD than to finally come forward and make those claims only to not be accepted," he commented, adding, "My perpetrator was never caught. ... I had to live with that."
Kevin Spacey, after being accused of attempted rape of an actor who was 14 years old at the time, has declared himself gay in what critics see as an attempt to justify his behavior.
Bryan Singer, the producer behind the X-Men movie franchise, was accused in 2014 of sexual abuse of underage males. A Hollywood studio executive commented, "Bryan's always had a reputation of being with guys that look young," adding, "Whether they were underage or not, I have no idea. [But] for 20 years, he's had young guys around him, whether they're assistants or friends. However, they were described to you, they were always around."