It turns out Elijah Wood‘s words were twisted this entire time├óΓé¼┬ª
As we reported, the Lord Of The Rings actor gave an interview to The Sunday Times where he spoke out about the “organized” child abuse and pedophilia in the entertainment industry.
In the shocking piece, the 35-year-old gives the impression that he personally knows about such crimes.
On Monday, Wood spoke to The Hollywood Reporter and said his comments were misinterpreted.
He said :
“The Sunday Times interviewed me about my latest film but the story became about something else entirely. It prompted a number of false and misleading headlines. I had just seen a powerful documentary and I briefly spoke with the reporter about the subject which had consequences I did not intend or expect. Lesson learned. Let me be clear: This subject of child abuse is an important one that should be discussed and properly investigated.”
The former child star asserts that he has no personal knowledge of a secret child abuse ring in Hollywood.
“But as I made absolutely clear to the writer, I have no first-hand experience or observation of the topic, so I cannot speak with any authority beyond articles I have read and films I have seen.”
At the very least, we hope this event created a dialogue about ways we can eliminate child abuse in all industries.
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