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Drake Bell says he is forgiven Rider Robust after letter of help for his abuser: ‘Therapeutic collectively’

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Drake Bell revealed that he has forgiven Rider Robust for his previous help of the Nickelodeon star’s convicted abuser, Brian Peck.

After being convicted of sexually abusing a baby in 2004, Peck was sentenced to 16 months in jail and ordered to register as a intercourse offender. Final month, Bell, now 37, publicly recognized himself because the sufferer within the case.

Final month, Bell referred to as out Robust, 44, for being among the many actors who wrote letters of help for Peck throughout the former performing and dialogue coach’s trial.  Nevertheless, “The Amanda Present” alum shared an replace on his relationship with Robust on Friday.

“I simply had probably the most superb dialog with @RiderStrong we’re all therapeutic collectively. I’ve nothing however love and forgiveness for him,” Bell wrote on X, previously Twitter.


Bell broke his silence within the Investigation Discovery docuseries “Quiet on Set: The Darkish Aspect of Children TV,” which premiered final month.


The docuseries shared unsealed court docket paperwork from Peck’s trial, which contained letters supporting the convicted intercourse offender from Robust and his “Boy Meets World” co-star Will Friedle in addition to different actors together with James Marsden, Taran Killam, and the late Alan Thicke.

Alex Nikolas, a fellow Nickelodeon youngster star and participant within the documentary, shared a put up on Instagram slamming Robust and Friedle, and Bell replied to followers’ feedback implying they had been victims of Peck as nicely. 

“RIDER WAS 24 years outdated when he wrote the letter and was informed by Brian what he did. He wrote the letter anyway,” Bell wrote in a collection of feedback which have since been deleted.


In a separate reply, he wrote, “Will was 27 years outdated and Brian informed him what he did many individuals turned away and mentioned no I received’t write a letter however they did,” Bell wrote. “Will was not manipulated. Brian admitted it to him and he wrote the letter anyway.” 

“Then he [Friedle] labored with me on many many episodes of [‘Ultimate Spider-Man’] years later and by no means mentioned a phrase to me about it,” Bell continued. “It’s because they had been informed there letters are going to be made public. Everybody thought the letters can be sealed without end and nobody would ever see them. That is their publicist telling them easy methods to get forward of the story.”

Final month, Friedle and Robust addressed their help of Peck on their podcast, “Pod Meets World,” forward of the discharge of particulars in regards to the “Quiet on Set” documentary.


“There is not any method I may have been manipulated like this as a result of I used to be an grownup,” Friedle mentioned. “By the point I had heard what had occurred, I had recognized this man for years and years, had no concept that any of this was occurring, clearly, and the concept now at 24 or no matter I used to be, 24 or 25 once I came upon about it – that I did not know, could not spot it – that was a failure of my very own.”

Robust remembered Peck admitting to the crime however spinning the assault in order that it appeared as if Peck was the sufferer.

“It was all the time within the context of, ‘I did this factor, I’m responsible. I’m going to take no matter punishment the federal government determines, however I’m a sufferer of jailbait. There was this sizzling man. I simply did this factor, and he’s underage.’ And we purchased that storyline,” Robust mentioned.

Peck was accused of molesting a baby in 2003 and was later charged with eight counts of sexual abuse. 

Bell was known as “John Doe” all through the investigation and trial. Peck was convicted of a lewd act towards a baby and oral copulation of an individual beneath the age of 16.

Fox Information Digital’s Elizabeth Stanton contributed to this report.

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