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 occurring” with Bell within the early 2000s.

“Josh labored on The Amanda Present, and so, he noticed and knew what was occurring,” Drake instructed podcast host Amanda Hirsh. “However I respect 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 Youngsters 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 believe he was simply so delicate and made certain to achieve out to me privately fairly 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 shops). In Quiet on Set, Drake recounted how Brian had concerned himself in his life and profession and sexually assaulted him a number of instances within the early 2000s. Drake finally knowledgeable his mom, and the “I Discovered a Method” artist reported it to the police.

In 2004, Brian pleaded no contest to a cost of oral copulation with a minor beneath 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. Nevertheless, he was employed to work on youngsters’s exhibits following his launch from jail, together with the Disney Channel’s Suite Lifetime of Zack & Cody.

“I believe 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 an adolescent in Quiet on Set. He then publicly revealed by way of TikTok that Josh had “reached out” to him about his documentary look. Nickelodeon responded to Drake’s revelation in a press release obtained by Hollywood Life.

“Now that Drake Bell has disclosed his identification 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 help the energy required to come back ahead,” the community mentioned in its assertion.

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

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