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Former Nickelodeon Star Drake Bell Claims He Was Molested By Dialogue Coach

Drake Bell, known for his roles on multiple Nickelodeon shows, “The Amanda Show” and “Drake & Josh,” has opened up for the first time about the abuse he allegedly suffered at the hands of a dialogue coach, Variety reported Tuesday.

Brian Peck was a dialogue coach on “All That'' and “The Amanda Show'' before he was charged with child sexual abuse. according to For variety. Bell appeared on “The Amanda Show” from 1999 until 2002, laying the foundation for her subsequent success on “Drake & Josh.” But behind the scenes, the former Nickelodeon star claims she was sexually abused by Peck during this time.

Peck's legal troubles began in 2004, when he was convicted of indecent acts with a minor and oral copulation with a minor under 16, leading to a 16-month prison sentence and mandatory sex offender registration. It was reported that. The identities of the victims involved have not been disclosed.

Details of the abuse will be revealed when Investigation Discovery's new documentary series, Quiet on Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV, premieres in late March.

Variety noted that the docuseries aims to shed light on the seedy underbelly of Nickelodeon in the '90s and early 2000s, especially under producer Dan Schneider. (RELATED: '90s Definitely Recognized Actor Provides Health Update After Mysterious Medical Episode)

Bell's revelations reignited controversy over Peck's past interactions with Boy Meets World cast members. Rider Strong and Will Friedle recently said on their podcast Pod Meets World that they are seeking assistance because Peck is developing a legal defense and misleading them about the charges. , Variety newspaper reported.

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