Orlando Bloom opens up about child abuse in Hollywood

ANI | Updated: Nov 06, 2017 15:57 IST

Los Angeles [U.S.A], November 6 (ANI): Abuse in Hollywood has become a topic of conversation nowadays.

There have been many allegations made on some of the biggest names of the entertainment industries. The allegations include sexual harassment, sexual assault, and rape.

Orlando Bloom, whose latest movie 'Romans' focuses on a man who was sexually abused as a child, hoped that his movie "will give men who have experienced sexual abuse a safe place or a feeling of being able to relate."

While speaking at the Rome Film Festival, the actor said, "I think that this has been going on for a very long time and it's obviously an incredibly sensitive subject. I think that it's a shakedown. It's a time of real revelation and a lot of people are being revealed for who they've been and what they are and society is now standing up. It's time."

Adding, "I hope that this film will give men who have experienced sexual abuse, a safe place or a feeling of being able to relate."

Bloom also acknowledged that now, abuse is "something that society is no longer willing to accept," but that parents need to be diligent in speaking with their children.

"You have to be attentive and aware and pick up on signs and signals from your child. That's the responsibility of a parent," said Bloom.

When asked what he saw as the solution, Bloom drew on his experience as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.

"I think that education is important for all of us to understand the level and depth that this kind of abuse can have on children specifically. It's something that we all need to take responsibility for. Children are the most vulnerable," concluded Bloom. (ANI)

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