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Australian Government Opens Sexual Abuse Investigation Of Entertainment Industry

CANBERRA, New South Wales (CelebrityAccess) — The Australian entertainment industry will come under scrutiny by the Child Sexual Abuse Royal Commission following reports of abuse.

According to the Australian newspaper Herald Sun, there have been numerous reports of abuse by people in the Australian entertainment industry, sparking a call by the commission asking victims to come forward.

Institutions under the spotlight include television networks, production companies, dance, drama and performing arts schools, casting agencies or any other company involved in entertainment, the Sun-Herald said.

“The Royal Commission is aware of instances of child sexual abuse by people working in the entertainment industry,” the Commission told the Sun-Herald in a statement. “The Royal Commission is seeking assistance from people in the community who may have other information about instances of abuse.”

The Commission was empaneled after a decade of calls for authorities to investigate allegations of abuse in Australia. – Staff Writers