Actor Alexander “Alex” Polinsky is speaking out about his childhood sexual abuse and encouraging other victims not to stay silent. Polinsky made headline news in early 2018 when he lent his voice to Nicole Eggert’s in accusations against their co-star Scott Baio. Though Polinsky never accused Baio of directly sexually molesting him, his account of alleged workplace bullying and torment left many in tears, including his good friend Sara Gilbert, who publicly wept during an episode of CBS’ The Talk while reading Alexander Polinsky’s statement.
Scott Baio denies all allegations made by Nicole Eggert and Alexander Polinsky and has fought vehemently against them.
On Wednesday, Polinsky spoke of other abuse.
In a public tweet, the actor stated that he was molested by a babysitter at a birthday party and his friend was raped. He said both were seven-years-old at the time.
Alexander Polinsky shared the following tweet.
“I was sexually abused by a babysitter at my best friend’s birthday party, he was raped. We were 7 years old. I was mentally and physically abused by an adult/sexual predator/coworker between the ages 10-16. My childhood manager Bob Villard was convicted of raping a child.”
Polinsky did not mention Scott Baio by name in his tweet but did mention Bob Villard.
Hollywood’s sick sexual perversions are just beginning to be exposed and dealt with. One of the earliest, and most known cases of Hollywood abuse involves Roman Polanski and to this day, he has escaped justice, continues in the movie business and has a thriving, award-winning career.
It is as if Polanski set an example that other predators easily followed with men like Victor Salva, who was convicted of sexually abusing child actor Nathan Forrest-Winters then went on to make films such as the Jeepers Creepers series, Powder, and Rosewood Lane, all while being a registered sex offender and known pedophile.
Villard was exposed in the 2014 documentary An Open Secret that discussed Hollywood pedophiles and convicted predators such as Marty Weiss and Marc Collins-Rector. The movie also discussed Bryan Singer who is just now facing backlash for the multitude of accusers who claim he sexually assaulted or molested them.
Bryan Singer states he is innocent of all claims of underage sexual abuse.
An Open Secret discussed Bob Villard’s criminal use of selling photos of children in the business without their parents’ permission on Ebay where they ended up being traded through pedophile networks. Many of the photos situated young, males in positions where they would look sexually vulnerable.
Bob Villard was convicted of performing a lewd act on a 13-year-old child and sentenced to eight-years-in prison.
In addition to representing Alexander “Alex” Polinsky, Villard also represented Tobey Maguire, Leonardo DiCaprio and Danny Nucci.
You may see Alexander Polinsky’s powerful Twitter thread.
I was sexually abused by a babysitter at my best friend’s birthday party, he was raped. We were 7 years old.
I was mentally and physically abused by an adult/sexual predator/coworker between the ages 10-16.
My childhood manager Bob Villard was convicted of raping a child.
— Alexander Polinsky (@Alex_Polinsky) February 27, 2019
Alex Polinsky began his thread by discussing recent news relating to the Catholic Church and childhood sexual abuse. He spoke to survivors and encouraged them not to remain silent, even if they are silenced by their state’s statute of limitations.
“Are you a survivor of abuse too? Even if the statute of limitations prevents you from having legal satisfaction, don’t go to the grave without telling your story. Abusers thrive off the fear they create… a fear designed to keep you silent. You are not alone, you have power.❤️🔥”
He concluded his Twitter thread by encouraging victims of childhood sexual abuse to use their anger and rage into empowerment.
“Silence helps abusers.
Use your rage!
Harness the horror
Your tears are tools,
your pain wisdom.
Other people need us to speak.
So sing, shout and dance it out, because they expect us to cower, hide and be submissive to their threats.
Don’t hide your pain.
Are you surprised by Alexander Polinsky’s latest revelations of childhood sexual abuse? Do you agree that childhood victims should speak out?