April 10, 2014 Comments Off on Hey Dad! former star Sarah Monahan on her hell at hands of convicted sexual predator Robert Hughes
Hey Dad! former star Sarah Monahan on her hell at hands of convicted sexual predator Robert Hughes
Maria Bervanakis, Holly Byrnes News Corp Australia April 10, 2014
Monahan, the brave whistleblower who consented to being identified as a victim of sexual abuse, spoke about the convicted sex fiend this morning on Sydney’s 2Day FM Breakfast program.
In a moving interview she acknowledged that what Hughes did was “horrific” — and she urged other victims of abusers to stay strong and speak up….
She ended the interview with a powerful message for other victims of abuse that suffer in silence: “Don’t let them continue it. It’s not just you. It takes 60 people before anyone speaks up.”
ACTOR TOLD TO SHUT UP ON HUGHES
Meanwhile, fellow Hey Dad! actor Ben Oxenbould claims he was passed over for TV work after supporting Monahan against Hughes.
Oxenbould told Network Nine’s A Current Affair last night that he had “copped a lot of criticism from people, particularly in the industry’’ after standing by Monahan and endorsing her shocking abuse claims against Hughes when she went public four years ago.
The 45-year-old actor said he’d been called an “idiot” and told “you’ll never work again” in the wake of giving a TV tell-all over his knowledge of Hughes’ inappropriate behaviour on the set of the now defunct Channel 7 sitcom.
In a sit-down hosted by ACA’s Tracy Grimshaw — alongside Monahan and co-stars Simone Buchanan, Julie McGregor and Christopher Truswell — Oxenbould argued going public against Hughes had cost him work….