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The Drake Bell abuse case resulted in support letters being written for Brian Peck.

Arts and EntertainmentThe Drake Bell abuse case resulted in support letters being written for Brian Peck.

Several prominent Hollywood actors wrote letters of support for Brian Peck, who was convicted of child sexual abuse in 2004. In the Investigation Discovery documentary series "Quiet on Set: former "Drake & Josh" star Drake Bell accuses Peck of sexually assaults him when he was 15, for the first time identifying himself as the victim at the center of the case. The fourth episode of the documentary talks about Bell's surprise when he found out that Peck received support in Hollywood after he was convicted. In 2004, several famous actors wrote letters of support for him, including James Marsden, 50, and Taran Killam. "I assure you, what Brian has been through in the last year is the suffering of a hundred men, and I have known him since he was a teenager," said Marsden in the documentary. Drake Bellalleges a lot of sexual abuse by Brian Peck.

Alan Thicke offered his "sincere and sincere vote of confidence in Brian's future" while Killam wrote, "I've seen the effects this situation has had on Brian, and I know for a fact that he regrets any mistakes made." The actor wrote that the man was a good one. Business Insider reporter Kate Taylor notes in the documentary that they don't know what people were told about Brian's crimes before they wrote the letters. Will Friedle and Rider Strong wrote letters of support for Brian Peck. He didn't say nothing had happened and it was always in the context of "I did this thing, I am guilty," Strong said. I will take whatever punishment the government decides, but I'm a victim of jailbait. Friedle said his support for Peck was his "ever-loving shame." "Growing Pains" actress Joanna Kerns said in a statement included in the documentary that her own letter of support was based on complete misinformation and that she never would have written it. He was sentenced to 16 months in jail and was ordered to register as a sex offender.

Drake Bell was shocked by the number of people who supported Brian Peck.

Bell claimed that he was subjected to "extensive" and "brutal" sexual abuse by a dialogue coach on the show. He was shocked when he went to court for Peck's sentencing and found his entire side of the courtroom filled with his supporters. Bell said he made a statement to those supporting him after looking at all of them. I told you that I would forever have the memory of the person you were defending violating me and doing crimes, and that's what I'll remember. Last year, the documentary's revelations came after it was revealed that the character letters they wrote for Danny Masterson, their former "That '70s Show" co-star who was convicted of raping two women, were written in support of him. The letters were intended for the judge to read and not to undermine the testimony of the victims, or to retraumatize them. The documentary "Quiet on Set" will air on ID on March 17 and 18 at 9 p.m.

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