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Drake Bell says he was sexually abused as a 15-year-old by Nickelodeon worker

Drake Bell says he was sexually abused as a 15-year-old by Nickelodeon worker

The Drake & Josh star claims he was sexually abused as a teenager

Nickelodeon star Drake Bell has claimed he was sexually abused as a 15-year-old boy by a dialogue coach and actor who worked for the children's TV channel.

The Drake & Josh star, 37, has opened up about the alleged abuse in the upcoming Investigation Discovery series, Quiet on Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV, which is set to be released this month.

The four-part documentary delves into the 'toxic work' environments that child stars in the 1990s and early 2000s allegedly endured on beloved Nickelodeon shows.


All That cast members Giovonnie Samuels, Kyle Sullivan, Bryan Hearne and Katrina Johnson are among those who appear in the chilling exposé, alongside The Amanda Show writers Jenny Kilgen and Christy Stratton.

But arguably the most shocking claims in Quiet on Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV have been made by Bell, who alleged that actor Brian Peck had sexually abused him.

He starred on both of the forementioned shows and met Peck during this time.

The actor was inThe Amanda Show from 1999 to 2002, before he then went on to star in Drake & Josh alongside Josh Peck in 2004.

In August 2003, Peck was arrested by detectives from LAPD’s Sexually Exploited Child Unit on 11 charges after allegations were made that he had sexually abused an unnamed child.

He pleaded no contest to performing a lewd act with a 14 or 15-year-old and to oral copulation with a minor under 16 in May the following year.

Peck was later sentenced to 16 months in prison and ordered to register as a sex offender, but the identity of his alleged victim remained anonymous.

But after more than two decades, Bell has now come forward and claimed that he was the youngster who had been abused.

A police press release at the time explained that Peck had been 'coaching the victim' and said that an investigation was launched after 'the minor’s family reported that Peck had molested the child over a six-month period'.

Quiet on Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV is also set to take an in-depth look at allegations made against kids TV titan Dan Schneider, who is behind the likes of iCarly and Victorious.

The docuseries, directed by Mary Robertson and Emma Schwartz, will air on both 17 and 18 March.

LADbible has contacted Nickelodeon and Bell's reps for comment.

Featured Image Credit: Investigation Discovery/Nickelodeon

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