Drake Bell Says 2005 Song From Debut Album Recounted Sexual Abuse

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Drake Bell Says 2005 Song: Over the weekend, Drake Bell revealed that he had alluded to the horrific event in a song on his debut album, further detailing his experience of being abused by his former speech coach while he was a young star on Nickelodeon.

The 37-year-old “Drake & Josh” member recently revealed in a TikTok video that the 2005 album Telegraph’s track “In the End” discusses the abuse he endured when a teenager.

Captioned with the words “Wrote this song when I was 15 about what happened before I said anything to anyone,” Bell shared a video of himself reflecting on the song while listening to it.

“Quiet on Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV,” a documentary series by ID, debuted last month and featured Bell’s first public statement regarding his experience of sexual assault at the hands of Brian Peck. From 1999 until 2002, Bell was a guest star on “The Amanda Show” on Nickelodeon. She went on to star in the 2004 comedy “Drake & Josh.”

Many of Bell’s over 2 million followers commented on the video to show their support, with many praising his bravery for speaking out.

Someone wrote, “I’m really sorry that a lot of people let you down 💔.”

Somebody else said, “You spoke up for a lot of victims in the business world…”I am grateful.

I can’t imagine how daunting it must be for you, Drake, to have to go through all of this again. Give yourself time to do things. “Just know that you are much loved and that your voice is being heard. 🫎🏼” another person added. “What a beautiful song.”

A news release from the Los Angeles Police Department states that Peck was arrested in August 2003 on various offenses pertaining to sexual abuse and indecent actions with a youngster who was not named.

After serving 16 months in prison, he entered a no contest plea the following year to two counts of child sex abuse against the youngster, who was not named. Additionally, Peck was directed to enroll as a sex offender.

Following the premiere of “Quiet on Set,” Nickelodeon sent a statement to Variety in which they expressed their shock and grief over Bell’s suffering and their admiration for his bravery in speaking up.


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