A “white” hollywood manager who represented child actors has been arrested on suspicion of guess what? Molesting at least one of his clients of course!
Martin Weiss, 47, has been charged with eight felony counts of child molestation after one of his past clients, now 18, says he was raped by Weiss over a three years period starting when he was 11 or 12 years old.
He told enforcement officials that Weiss told him that this was a common practice in the biz, which I really don’t doubt, and that he’d kept the abuse a secret in fear of damaging his career and hurting his family. After the Penn State child rape scandal broke, the victim says he was afraid there may be more victims so he confronted Weiss in a mid-November phone call that he recorded.Weiss admits to the sexual activity in the phone call, but denied there were any similarities between him and Jerry Sandusky because he says the victim, at age 12, was the one who initiated the sexual contact. The victim took this recording to authorities who felt it was more than enough to arrest Weiss.
Investigators believe that there are probably more victims out there because for the last 14 years, Weiss was a self-employed talent agent for child actors as well as a costumed character for children’s parties. The victim also stated that he and other young men would spend the night at Weiss’ apartment.
Weiss has been jailed on $800,000 bail and could get up to 34 years in prison if convicted.