Actor Anthony Edwards has opened up about being molested by Gary Goddard, a writer and producer (“Masters of the Universe”), and the founder and CEO of entertainment design firm The Goddard Group.
In a detailed post on Medium, he described meeting Goddard when he was 12 and at a vulnerable time in his life, given his father’s mental health issues.
“My vulnerability was exploited,” the “ER” alum wrote. “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.”
He said that as an adult, he ran into Goddard at an airport, “and was able to express my outrage at what he had done,” Edwards wrote. “He swore to his remorse and said that he had gotten help.”
But he became “enraged” again several years ago when news reports surfaced with fresh accusations of alleged sexual abuse. Goddard was caught up in the 2014 sexual abuse lawsuit filed by Michael Egan III against Bryan Singer and several other Hollywood execs. The suit was ultimately dismissed.
Egan had sued Goddard, Garth Ancier, TV exec David Neuman, and “X-Men” director Singer, claiming intentional infliction of emotional distress, assault, battery, and invasion of privacy by unreasonable intrusion.
Representatives for Edwards declined to comment. Goddard’s lawyer, Alan Grodin, said Goddard has been in China and “we have not discussed this article.”
(Excerpt) Read More in: Variety