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California Governor Signs Law To Protect Child Actors

27 September 2012 7:43 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Gov. Jerry Brown today signed the measure which bars registered sex offenders from representing minors working in the entertainment industry. It also requires criminal background checks for managers, publicists, photographers and others with unsupervised access to young performers. The bill, AB1660, gained momentum last year after the arrest of a convicted child molester who had been working as a casting associate involving children in films. Authorities also determined Jason James Murphy had been employed on movies with children in their casts including J.J. AbramsSuper 8. He was arrested on charges he violated state sex offender registry laws. A short time later, the Los Angeles Times reported that a manager representing young talent was arrested and subsequently convicted of felony child molestation. Until now, only agents and studio teachers have been subjected to fingerprinting and background checks. »

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Former Child Actors Take a Stand Against Molestation

18 April 2012 12:24 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Todd Bridges and Corey Feldman are taking a stand in California court on Wednesday. The two former teen idols are making a public case that would protect child actors in the entertainment industry, according to the Los Angeles Times.Bridges, best known for his childhood portrayal of Willis Jackson on “Diff’rent Strokes,” and Feldman, who appeared in “The Goonies” and “Gremlins,” were both molested by men connected to the industry and then fell into depression and drug addiction. “We’re not doing enough to protect children, period,” Bridges told the Los Angeles Times.The proposed bill would prevent registered sex offenders from representing minors and require those who have unsupervised access to child performers to submit to criminal background checks, as well as provide fingerprints.In November of last year, the self-employed Hollywood child star agent Martin Weiss was arrested on suspicion of child molestation. Two weeks later, registered sex offender Jason James Murphy, »

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