Nathan Forrest Winters is talking Hollywood pedophilia and his own account of child sexual abuse by director Victor Salva in a new interview with Bobby Wolfe. Winters has a new movie that is in post-production and is looking for distribution. The film The Babysitter, directed by Connar Frazier, reveals Winters’ first-hand account and experiences being sexually abused by Salva for nearly six years. Salva was ultimately convicted on four counts, completed his sentence, and is now a registered sex offender. He is still a highly favored Hollywood producer and director.
In the interview below, Bobby Wolfe asked Nathan Forrest Winters about the movie and what the filming process was like.
Winters responded that he was vulnerable and described being in a hotel room filming for two weeks while reliving Victor Salva’s abuse. The movie is described as a new look at child sexual abuse that reveals, for the first time, what a victim experiences.
The interview and movie The Babysitter contain sensitive information and Wolfe felt it necessary to include a warning.
Bobby Wolfe was laid back and even joked at times while interviewing Nathan, who also found himself relaxing and laughing at several points throughout the interview.
Things took a more serious tone; however when Bobby Wolfe asked Nathan why he didn’t continue with a career in Hollywood. The conversation begins at the 26:24 mark. Nathan Forrest Winters replied as follows.
“Honestly, probably the number one reason, and it just now, kind of hit me as you were asking that question, is the effect of the abuse, and what it did to my self-esteem and my confidence, was devastating and apocalyptic.”
Nathan also spoke about the aftermath of the abuse as he tried to live a normal life, but was bullied and experienced an extreme loss of self-esteem.
Once the media grabbed hold of Nathan’s story, there was no sparing the details even though he was a minor. His name was printed repeatedly throughout early reports and according to Winters, there was no way he could hide from the abuse he endured throughout his early childhood.
Winters went on to say that after the abuse and seeing how Hollywood protects its own, such as Francis Ford Coppola showing support to Salva after his arrest, conviction, and sentencing, he lost any desire he once had to be an actor and in the spotlight.
What did you think of Bobby Wolfe’s interview with Nathan Forrest Winters? Are you interested in seeing his documentary The Babysitter?