: MediaTakeOut.com received a very SOBERING report. Actor Todd Bridges, from the hit show Different Strokes" made a very painful revelation in his new book - that he was MOLESTED by a man.
Here is how Todd's revelation is being described,
The actor alleges his former male publicist performed oral sex on him when he was 12 years old, and details his horror when his father accused him of lying about the incident.
He writes, “Bringing all that up was tough in a way, but I resolved the issues. It’s kind of sad to know that a grown man would take advantage of a child. But what made it more tough was that your father took the guy’s side. That kind of broke me at 12 years old. I was really lost after that.”
Todd claims that after the molestation, his life spiraled out of control - into DRUGS and all kinds of other RECKLESS behavior.
wow@ comments.... since tod is in his mid 40's this would have happened in the mid to late 70's. the climate was different then kid's didnt have any rights... molestation and a crazy dad no wonder he turned to drugs....
lmao its wrong to laugh but why am i not surprised. no seriously thats messed up but who actually cares enough to read his autobiography? i dont.and i dont like the fact he is blaming molestation for his horrible life. nicca u were a child star with money who could have made investments and made big moves. u CHOSE to do drugs and thats what ruined ur life. oprah was the definition of poor as hell and was molested but look at her.
You've got to be the most pathetic and sorriest excuse for a human being I've ever seen - or either your likeness to the actual perpetrator is so uncanny you feel like you have to rebutt - you know, defend the scum that took advantage of a child. You make me sick!
man folks used to say i look like him,my boy looked like ralph tresvant from new edition,my other boy looked like nas and another homie looked like malcolm jamal warner lol but mto this is old he BEEN talked about this i hate the thought of a child molester lowest scum on earth all them muthuphukkas need to be chemically casterated!!
I know people that work with Todd. He is doing well for himself and the reason for this is because he has tackled those issues as to why the drug use began. It sounds like he has a real good therapist. He is also a Christian and has a lovely wife and child. He is also working again.
I am very proud of him. Way to be Todd.
SMDH..Some people on here are so immature & lack empathy for others. He was 12 years old a child ?? It's NEVER the victim's fault ? He told him father who should have had enough LOVE for his son to trust & believe him, and then contact the Police. I can definitely see how that caused him to use drugs to ease his pain. How can you blame him !? He was violated as a child, and to add insult to injury his own father didn't do his God-Given job as a protector.
thats so fuk'd up!! man u dnt never knw wats really behind this ppl that are famous caus it seems all of em that are famous done been molested, raped, lost parents to drugs, or sum smdh stay up man!!!!
molestation happens more often than you think and its so so sad. I talk to my kids and tell them I'll always protect u & never be afraid to tell me anything but I will surely castrate a person who touches my kids. have a great day guys
Some how. I just can't bring my self to feel sorry for todd bridges or gary coleman...both of em complete losers and stopped being blk 30+ yrs ago maybe the realroxanne can give em some help..but that would be like the blind leadind the blind
Sober_1 You're stupid - plain and simple. HTF was he supposed to have gone to the cops when his own dad wouldn't believe him? Your comment was as dumb and ugly as that grill you call a face. Maybe YOU should get r@ped so YOU can see how it feels to hear someone make stupid comments BLAMING YOU for something you had no control over.
Tee_Cee what's worse, kids STILL HAVE NO RIGHTS! Major child sex/slave rings are ran by the very entity (law enforcement/gov) we think has our best interest at heart. Chances are, Todd's dad (like so many other child actor's parents) desperate for money and fame pimped him out to the elites. It's a nasty reality people want to ignore that's as rampant today as it was back then and it's up to us to school the clueless. Same with the Jackson's and Osmond's. Marie's son didn't just commit suicide for the heck of it. The Osmonds are victims of multi-generational abuse. Look it up.