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Drake Bell Claims Josh Peck ‘Knew’ About His Sexual Assault – Hollywood Life


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Drake Bell claims that his former Drake & Josh co-star, Josh Peck, “knew” that he was sexually assaulted. Throughout his Tuesday, April 2, look on the “Not Skinny However Not Fats Podcast,” the 37-year-old musician identified that Josh, 37, “noticed and knew what was happening” with Bell within the early 2000s.

“Josh labored on The Amanda Present, and so, he noticed and knew what was happening,” Drake instructed podcast host Amanda Hirsh. “However I recognize that he reached out to me privately and didn’t go straight to the media as a result of he was there with me and noticed what I used to be going via.”

Drake then clarified that Josh almost certainly didn’t know the “specifics” of Bell’s assault and added that the How I Met Your Father alum “realized a lot” from Drake’s look on Quiet on Set: The Darkish Aspect of Children TV.

“I don’t assume [Josh] knew specifics, however there have been individuals who labored on the present that knew who it was,” Bell mentioned, referring to himself being the unnamed minor within the assault case. “He simply knew how delicate this was for me and after watching the documentary, he realized a lot that I had gone via, and I feel he was simply so delicate and made positive to succeed in out to me privately relatively than simply going straight to social media.”

In 1999, Drake and Josh landed their roles on The Amanda Present. On the time, Drake met then-Nickelodeon dialogue coach Brian Peck (no relation to Josh, in accordance with a number of retailers). In Quiet on Set, Drake recounted how Brian had concerned himself in his life and profession and sexually assaulted him a number of occasions within the early 2000s. Drake finally knowledgeable his mom, and the “I Discovered a Means” artist reported it to the police.

In 2004, Brian pleaded no contest to a cost of oral copulation with a minor below 16 along with a cost of performing a lewd act with a 14- or 15-year-old. Drake was not recognized because the sufferer on the time when the case went public. Brian spent 16 months in jail and was ordered to register as a intercourse offender. Nonetheless, he was employed to work on youngsters’s reveals following his launch from jail, together with the Disney Channel’s Suite Lifetime of Zack & Cody.

“I feel Brian was capable of pull the wool over lots of people’s eyes and paint an image that was a far cry from actuality,” Drake added in his “Not Skinny However Not Fats” podcast interview.


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Final month, Drake publicly revealed that Brian had sexually assaulted him as a young person in Quiet on Set. He then publicly revealed through TikTok that Josh had “reached out” to him about his documentary look. Nickelodeon responded to Drake’s revelation in an announcement obtained by Hollywood Life.

“Now that Drake Bell has disclosed his id because the plaintiff within the 2004 case, we’re dismayed and saddened to be taught of the trauma he has endured, and we commend and assist the power required to come back ahead,” the community mentioned in its assertion.

For those who or anybody you realize has been sexually abused, name the Nationwide Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673). A skilled workers member will present confidential, judgment-free assist in addition to native assets to help in therapeutic, recovering and extra.




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