Anthony Edwards Says Director Molested Him as Child

Edwards urged society to break the stigma of childhood sexual abuse and hopes the abused with stand up and tell their stories. Getty Images

"ER'"actor Anthony Edwards has revealed that he was molested as a child by a director and producer, staying quiet because of emotional manipulation.

The actor accused the producer of molesting him when he was 12 years old. He alleges a friend was raped by the older man but he and his friends remained silent about the abuse. A lawyer for the man Edwards has accused has said his client has been out of the country and "and will have a response shortly."

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Edwards urged society to break the stigma of childhood sexual abuse and hopes the abused with stand up and tell their stories. He added: "My abuse may always be with me, but it does not own me."