In a report published today by The Los Angeles Times, eight former child actors accuse Hollywood producer Gary Goddard of sexual misconduct. The report follows earlier allegations against Goddard by “ER” actor Anthony Edwards.
Among Goddard’s accusers, former actors Bret Nighman and Mark Driscoll say they were subjected to unwanted sexual advances from him. Driscoll says Goddard sexually abused him over a three-year period.
Linus Huffman, who was in Goddard’s “Oliver!” at the age of 13, says Goddard used mentoring sessions as an opportunity to touch the young actor inappropriately.
Huffman told the paper: “He pulled me aside and put his hands on my legs and went, ‘I’m very proud of you,’ and was going towards my crotch area.”