Josh Peck breaks silence on Nickelodeon abuse stories

Josh Peck has offered his support to the "survivors" who shared their stories of being abused while working for Nickelodeon, days after being criticised for not publicly backing his former co-star Drake Bell.

Josh Peck

Josh Peck has offered his support to the "survivors" who shared their stories of being abused while working for Nickelodeon.

The 37-year-old comic had faced criticism for not publicly addressing the claims made by his 'Drake and Josh' co-star Drake Bell that he was sexually abused at the hands of Nickelodeon dialogue coach Brian Peck - who has no relation to Josh - in new documentary series 'Quiet On Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV', but he has now explained he needed "to take a few process" all the claims made on the show.

He shared a statement on Instagram which read: “I reached out to Drake privately, but want to give my support for the survivors who were brave enough to share their stories of emotional and physical abuse on Nickelodeon sets with the world.

“Children should be protected. Reliving this publicly is incredibly difficult, but I hope it can bring healing for the victims and their families as well as necessary change to our industry.”

His statement comes after Drake, 37, defended Josh over his silence and revealed they had been in contact privately.

He said on TikTok: “I just wanted to clear something up. I've noticed a lot of comments on some of Josh's TikToks and some of his posts.

"I just wanted to let you guys know that processing this and going through this is a really emotional time.

“A lot of it is very difficult so not everything is put out to the public. But I just want you guys know that [Josh] has reached out to me, and it’s been very sensitive.

"But he has reached out to talk with me and help me work through this and he’s been really great.

"So, I just wanted to let you guys know that and to take it a little easy on him."

In 'Quiet On Set', there are also allegations of a sexist and toxic environment in the writer's room for producer Dan Schneider's 'The Amanda Show', and actress Alexa Nikolas discusses being in 'Zoey 101', while cast and crew from 'iCarly', 'Sam and Cat', 'Victorious' and more also appear.


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