Some Question ABC's And Disney's Willingness To Work With Registered Sex Offenders And Pedophiles After Immediately Canceling 'Roseanne'

Some Question ABC's And Disney's Willingness To Work With Registered Sex Offenders And Pedophiles After Immediately Canceling 'Roseanne'
Credit: Source: ABC/Disney

While many people feel that Roseanne Barr's comments were racist, they are questioning why her show was immediately canceled when the network has a history of working with registered sex offenders and pedophiles who were convicted of crimes against children.

An Open Secret, who is known for their explosive documentary by the same name that highlighted the prevalence of sex offenders and pedophiles who aren't just working in the industry, but continue working with children, shared a tweet that is going viral asking the question.

In the tweet, they pointed to Brian Peck who was convicted in 2004 of two counts of the original multiple counts that all centered around the sexual abuse of an underage, Nickelodeon star. Peck was ultimately convicted on one count of a lewd act against a child and one count of oral copulation of a person under 16 after he admitted to the crimes.

Before Peck's 2004 conviction, he worked on many children's shows including multiple series that starred Amanda Bynes such as The Amanda Show , What I Like About You , and  All That. 

Peck also worked on the children's' series Boy Meets World, Clueless, Kenan and Kel , The Tick, and Growing Pains. You may see a full list of Brian Peck's television and film credits on his official IMDB page.

After Brian Peck's arrest and conviction, Disney (which is owned by ABC) hired him to work on the children's series Yay, Me! Starring London Tipton and The Suite Life of Zack & Cody .

Brian Peck is a good friend of actor Charlie Sheen and in 2013 worked on the series Anger Management as a dialogue coach for 22 episodes.

Brian Peck isn't the only registered sex-offender who has been convicted of child sex abuse crimes hired by ABC/Disney following their conviction.

In 1988, the child actor from the movie Clownhouse Nathan Forrest Winters told his mother at the end of filming that the director Victor Salva had been molesting him for approximately five years. Salva was found guilty on five of the 11 original counts after he confessed to the sexual abuse and video recordings of him abusing Nathan Winters were found in his home.

Police also found videotapes and magazines featuring child pornography as well.

Though Clownhouse was a low budget movie backed by Francis Ford Coppola, Salva went on to enjoy a thriving, lucrative career that was continually backed and supported by Coppola.

Victor Salva is behind the three Jeepers Creepers films.

You can find a full filmography for Victor Salva on his IMDB page, including the Disney backed movie Powder that Salva directed and wrote in 1995. The movie was produced and distributed through the then Disney owned production and distribution company Caravan Pictures.

Victor Salva's victim Nathan Forrest Winters protested the release of the film but to no avail. Powder had an estimated budget of $9.5 million and grossed $31 million in the United States alone.

Many are now questioning why ABC and Disney would take such a firm stance with Roseanne Barr for sharing an alleged racist tweet, yet allow registered sex-offenders and those convicted of pedophilia to continue working for them.

What do you think? Did ABC make the right call in pulling the plug on Roseanne ? Do you think Disney, ABC and other networks and production companies should take as strong a stance against child sexual abuse as they do toward racism?


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  • Jen Tyler
    Jen Tyler Dec 29, 2018 8:51 AM PST

    And of course the Roseanne and Trump defenders ignore the whole point of the post. Anyone who is CONVICTED of a sexual offence and in particular one against a minor should never be employed in any capacity that involves minors. Full stop. That should be just plain old common sense that conservatives and liberals and everyone else should be unanimous in agreeing with, am I right?

  • William F Wright
    William F Wright Jun 5, 2018 10:50 PM PDT

    All of you hide behind phony names rather than stepping up as your real selves and rightly assail Disney and ABC for employing convicted pedophiles. As for Roseanne, she hurled a nasty racist slur because she thought in this Trumpian climate of nastiness she thought she could get away with it. In time, she will be back, adored by all the bigots. Trump may pin a medal on her.

  • Toothpick under your toenail
    Toothpick under your toenail Jun 1, 2018 12:41 PM PDT

    I think Twitter is a cemetery for most people big now. It used to be a place where people were expected to get a little absurd where it's literally advertised as being for adults in the appstores. Lately it seems like people are ending careers and lives through Twitter when it's just a social media platform where people can socialize, vent, or be as personal as they desire, or used to. Supposedly now days majority of the accounts are speculated to be bots, so taking things so seriously in business and careers of others there makes no sense for me because there's plenty other locations that some people are much more clung towards such as Facebook or YouTube, but for some reason once it's Twitter, that person is over with unless it's pedophilia, murder and saying anything bad about frowned upon political leanings. It's at this time I'd like to point out that this is just plain absurd sounding. Someone could have done the worst of the worst and be protected, but once different views or something slight slips out it's RED ALERT. Isn't this the reverse of proper handling? Given the tweet was distasteful in this situation, but it's usually a "I don't have to listen to you, nor like you" sort of scenario.

  • Sandy Bouchard
    Sandy Bouchard Jun 1, 2018 11:27 AM PDT

    Roseanne was not talking about a race. It was about the woman's Neanderthal attitude. As you may recall, planet of the apes were not about black people it was Neanderthals are not black. Only a racist ABC network would think "racist" because they have the same Neanderthal, uneducated attitude.

    • ftrump
      ftrump Jun 2, 2018 9:58 AM PDT

      You're wrong she legitimately attacked a woman based on her race and ethnicity , by using slurs agaisnt an entire religion and used it as a slur.

      • Tommy Gunn
        Tommy Gunn Jun 3, 2018 8:49 AM PDT

        Religion isn't race, you colossal beanbag. And no, she attacked her based on her resemblance to a "Planet of the Apes" character. Race played no part in that.

    • Speckintime
      Speckintime Jun 2, 2018 5:14 AM PDT

      Forget even trying to explain the media likes to run with racism and they will be calling you a racist for defending her. The media wants reactionism it doesn't want intelligent thinking, we have become a divided and hypocritical nation long before Donald Trump.

  • Harry hamid
    Harry hamid May 31, 2018 12:07 PM PDT

    Zack and Cody went off the air in 2008. Maybe speak up earlier next time if you're so very concerned about the show's hires.

    • a
      a May 31, 2018 1:49 PM PDT

      Iwataki still works there and he's a registered pedophile.

  • Janice L. Lenig
    Janice L. Lenig May 31, 2018 11:20 AM PDT

    ABC is wrong. Many others have done worse things. Look at Roseanne's actions since actions speak louder than words!

  • aldzzjuks
    aldzzjuks May 31, 2018 10:55 AM PDT

    Disney destroyed Star Wars with it's nauseating pandering to feminists and SJWs.

  • Roxanne Koller
    Roxanne Koller May 31, 2018 8:56 AM PDT

    It has long been known that Disney is teeming with alleged pedophiles. Walt Disney was an alleged pedophile. The list goes on and on. It is way past the time to call Disney to account for what appears to be an epidemic within their organization that is all about Children.

    • Xavier
      Xavier May 31, 2018 3:19 PM PDT

      You're an alleged pedophile, too. All it takes is for someone to allege it. Now go live in shame based on an allegation.

  • Shermann
    Shermann May 31, 2018 8:36 AM PDT

    Sharia, plain and simple!

    • ftrump
      ftrump Jun 2, 2018 10:02 AM PDT

      you poor precious and uniquely delicate little flake of frozen water

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