Drake Bell on 'Quiet on Set' Defends Parents of Ex-Child Stars ... We Were All Vulnerable

Drake Bell is coming to the defense of child actors' parents whose kids might've been mistreated at Nickelodeon ... saying they too were just as exposed and naïve.

During a panel this week after a screening of 'Quiet on Set' ... DB spoke up on behalf of all the moms and dads who've been getting dragged through the coals in the aftermath of the docuseries ... with many saying they did a poor job of protecting their kids.

He says a lot of the parents who were in the mix back then were just as inexperienced as their children when it came to showbiz -- and were learning as they went too.

Drake Bell en "Quiet on Set" Defiende a los padres de las ex estrellas infantiles...

Drake Bell está defendiendo a los padres de los niños que podrían haber sido sufrido maltratos en Nickelodeon, diciendo que ellos estaban tan expuestos y desprevenidos.

Durante un panel de esta semana, realizado luego de la proyección de "Quiet on Set", Drake Bell habló en nombre de todas las madres y padres que han sido criticados a raíz de la docuserie por hacer un mal trabajo en proteger a sus hijos.

Él dice que muchos de los padres que estaban en el set eran tan inexpertos como sus hijos en lo que respecta al mundo del espectáculo y estaban aprendiendo sobre la marcha.

Protagonista de "Pistas de Blue" Reflexiona sobre las acusaciones de "Quiet on Set" Dice que no sabía nada...

Steve Burns dice que no tenía ni idea de que algo andaba mal en Nickelodeon mientras trabajaba en la cadena. Esto, en medio de las acusaciones hechas en "Quiet on Set".

La estrella de "Pistas de Blue" habló con "Today" sobre la saga y dice que aunque empatiza con aquellos que podrían haber tenido malas experiencias en Nickelodeon, él personalmente no estaba al tanto de lo que estaba pasando, al menos desde su vereda.

Él señala que su programa fue filmado en Nueva York, mientras que los programas de los actores menores de edad fueron grabados en Los Ángeles, por lo que en realidad no había ninguna coincidencia entre las producciones.

Steve añade: "No tengo ninguna idea particular de todo eso. Me enfrento a ello como cualquier otra persona, con horror y angustia. Es terrible ver cómo se desarrolla. No sé qué más decir, aparte de que es desgarrador".

Continúa diciendo: "Tiene que ser insondablemente doloroso. El hecho de que esto sea lo que todo el mundo está hablando ahora, simplemente me rompe el corazón".

Es interesante que Steve diga esto, porque incluso antes de que se le pidiera su opinión al respecto parece que ya había estado informando al público y a los fans de Nick mucho antes. Un popular video de TikTok en que le pregunta a la gente cómo están refleja eso.

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Steve publicó el video unos días después de que se emitiera "Quiet on Set", así que parece que se refería al documental y le estaba preguntando a todos cómo se sentían tras lo que se había detallado.

Steve es la última estrella de Nickelodeon que se refiere al documental. Un montón de ex actores han estado hablando de él en las últimas semanas y las reacciones son más o menos similares, todo el mundo está horrorizado y sorprendido por lo que están escuchando.

Ha habido un montón de consecuencias y discusiones al respecto, las que estamos seguros que continuarán.

'Blue's Clues' Star Steve Burns Weighs In on 'Quiet On Set' Saga ... Says He Had No Knowledge

Steve Burns says he had no clue anything was amiss at Nickelodeon while he was at the network -- of course, this amid all the allegations made in 'Quiet on Set.'

The "Blue's Clues" star spoke with 'Today' about the whole saga ... and he says while he sympathizes with those who might've had bad experiences at Nick -- he personally didn't have knowledge of what was allegedly going on from his end of things.

He notes his show was filmed in NY, while the other shows these child actors were a part of had been shot in L.A. ... so he says there wasn't really any overlap between the productions.

NICKELODEON'S MARC SUMMERS WALKED OUT OF 'QUIET ON SET' DOC 'I Was Ambushed, Lied To ...'

Former Nickelodeon host Marc Summers says he walked out of his interview for the 'Quiet on Set' doc ... 'cause he says he was duped into the sit-down from the get-go.

Marc says he wasn't clued in on producers' true intentions to expose the network's toxic workplace claims ... explaining on the "Elvis Duran and the Morning Show" that initially, he thought this was just an innocent look-back on his Nick days.

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However, he claims the producers pulled a bait-and-switch maneuver on him ... allegedly hitting him with some footage that they asked him to react to, which was unsettling.

'Zoey 101' Star Matthew Underwood Reveals Sexual Assault Story ... Talks 'Quiet on Set' Drama

Matthew Underwood is speaking up on 'Quiet on Set' -- and while he says he himself was never mistreated while working as a child star ... he claims he's been harmed in the industry.

The "Zoey 101" star posted a lengthy statement Friday on his social accounts that addressed why he hadn't said anything publicly about the new doc -- which chronicles different allegations levied by former child stars with the network -- and he explains his rationale.

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MU writes, "We all want to live in a better world. That requires all of us to treat each other with empathy and not make assumptions about people’s personal experiences."

Melissa Joan Hart Cree en las acusaciones de "Quiet on Set" ... Pero ella tuvo una buena experiencia

Mi experiencia fue maravillosa
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Melissa Joan Hart está apoyando plenamente a los que están compartiendo sus horrorosas historias en Nickelodeon en el documental "Quiet on Set". Esto, a pesar de que su experiencia con la red fue bastante buena.

La actriz, que solía trabajar en Nick para "Clarissa lo explica todo", estuvo en el podcast de Meghan McCain esta semana para decir que, si bien no ha visto el documental, cree y apoya a todos los que han decidido compartir sus experiencias.

Melissa explica que no escuchó personalmente ninguna de las terribles historias de sus compañeros y estrellas de Nickelodeon mientras trabajaba para ellos, pero dice que eso no niega lo que se está alegando.

MELISSA JOAN HART Believes 'Quiet on Set' Claims ... But I Had Good Experience

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Melissa Joan Hart is fully backing those sharing their horror stories about Nickelodeon in the 'Quiet on Set' doc -- even though her own time with the network was pretty great.

The actress -- who used to work on Nick for "Clarissa Explains It All" -- went on Meghan McCain's podcast this week to say that while she hasn't seen the doc herself yet ... she believes and supports those who are coming forward to share their stories.

Melissa explains she didn't personally hear any horror stories from any fellow Nickelodeon stars in her heyday while working for them, but says that doesn't negate what's been alleged.

Kenan Thompson Addresses 'Quiet on Set' Doc ... It Never Happened to Me

Kenan Thompson says he feels for those who were mistreated while working as child stars at Nickelodeon back in the day -- but he also makes clear ... he just wasn't one of them.

The comedian hopped on the 'Tamron Hall Show' Wednesday, where he was plugging his "Good Burger 2" movie -- which, ironically, is a Nickelodeon production -- and he was asked point blank what he made of all the horror stories that surfaced in 'Quiet on Set.'

Kenan says, "It’s a tough subject because, it’s tough for me because I can’t really speak on things that I’ve never witnessed ... Because all these things happened after I left, basically, and Dan [Schneider] wasn’t really on 'Kenan & Kel' like that."

Drake Bell Tiene más que decir sobre el abuso que sufrió... En un nuevo capítulo

Drake Bell no ha terminado de hablar sobre el abuso que sufrió cuando era niño, ya que está listo para aparecer de nuevo en otro episodio de la docuserie "Quiet On Set".

Investigation Discovery, la cadena detrás del desgarrador documental, ha dado luz verde a un quinto episodio con Drake y otras ex estrellas infantiles de los años 90 y 00. El nuevo episodio, titulado "Breaking the Silence", promete profundizar en las tóxicas denuncias hechas contra Nickelodeon y su lugar de trabajo realizadas en los primeros 4 episodios.

"Quiet On Set" ya ha develado un montón de revelaciones de alto impacto, incluyendo una conversación con Drake, quien habló por primera vez sobre la agresión sexual que sufrió cuando era un adolescente por el entrenador de diálogo de Nickelodeon Brian Peck.

Drake Bell Has More to Say About Sexual Abuse In New Doc Episode

Drake Bell isn't done exposing the abuse he suffered as a child actor ... as he's set to appear in a newly added episode for the 'Quiet On Set' docuseries.

Investigation Discovery, the network behind the harrowing doc, has officially greenlit a fifth episode with Drake -- and other former child stars from the '90s and '00s -- set to return. The new episode, notably titled 'Breaking the Silence,' promises to delve deeper into toxic workplace claims made against Nickelodeon in the first 4 episodes.

"Quiet On Set" has already featured plenty of bombshell revelations, including a sit down with Drake, who spoke out for the first time about being sexually assaulted as a teen by Nickelodeon dialogue coach Brian Peck.

'Ned's Declassified' Stars Jokes Not Aimed at Drake Bell ... Understand Serious Nature

"I GET IT NOW"
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The stars of "Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide" are admitting they messed up by making some jokes about 'Quiet On Set' ... claiming they didn't understand the magnitude of the docuseries until now.

Devon Werkheiser, Lindsey Shaw and Daniel Curtis Lee -- who starred in the hit Nickelodeon show during its three-season run -- took some time on a podcast episode released Thursday to address controversial jokes they made about the shocking documentary.

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In their new episode, Werkheiser and Lee try to explain their comments to fans ... saying they weren't talking specifically about Drake Bell ... but in the confusion of the moment, it came out that way.

ICYMI ... the trio was on TikTok Live when they were asked to comment on the new television project full of claims of child sexual abuse at the network.

They say a lot -- and acknowledge they probably shouldn't joke about the series -- but Devon also uses the phrase "give me your holes" during the clip ... and Drake Bell responded on social media, blasting the three.

The stars say they were multitasking, and the whole moment was simply chaotic ... but they know they shouldn't have made any jokes -- especially now that they've seen the doc.

AMANDA BYNES Turned Down 'Quiet On Set' Interview ... Nothing Like Her Experience

Amanda Bynes isn't interested in talking about her child star past -- especially for the doc about Nickelodeon -- because she simply didn't have a bad experience ... TMZ has learned.

Sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ … both Amanda and her parents -- Rick and Lynn -- were approached about telling their stories on "Quiet On Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV," but we're told they all opted not to participate.

Our sources say Amanda -- whom we're told did not watch the documentary -- declined to sit for an interview on account that she felt she just didn't have anything to share that would further their cause. In other words, she didn't go through what the 'QOS' subjects did.

On the contrary, our sources tell us Amanda is grateful for what she was able to do with her Nickelodeon start -- as we're told she acknowledges that it launched her career back then.

As for her parents ... our sources say they're private people and wanted to stay out of the spotlight for this. Unlike Amanda, we're told they actually watched the documentary and were both saddened and disgusted by the allegations.

But again, we're told the family unit as a whole hadn't experienced what these other child actors did while at the network ... which is why it didn't make sense for them to sit for it.

As we all know, Amanda starred on "The Amanda Show" from 1999 to 2002 alongside Drake Bell -- who revealed he was abused by dialogue coach Brian Peck. Peck was credited on some episodes of 'TAS' as well.

Some of Drake's former costars -- like Josh Peck who also appeared on "The Amanda Show" -- have come out in recent days ... saying they watched the documentary and are lamenting the horrors their costars claim they dealt with.

BTW ... one of the 'Quiet On Set' episodes focuses heavily on Bynes, including how she was discovered at the Laugh Factory in the mid-90s -- so, it does seem a little odd that Amanda isn't interested in peeping the series at all ... especially since she's a focal point in it.

Of course, it goes without saying ... Amanda's been through her own personal saga -- conservatorship, etc. -- and in the aftermath of that, it's clear she wants to leave the past in the past and focus on other ventures ... including her burgeoning cosmetology career.

Amanda is much more low-key these days ... and she hasn't publicly addressed the doc. Now, however, we know how she feels about it -- and there's no bad blood with Nick.

Josh Peck Rompe el silencio sobre "Quiet On Set"... Pide un cambio en la industria

Josh Peck está hablando sobre las acusaciones relatadas en el documental sobre los niños actores de Nickelodeon y está diciendo que las cosas tienen que cambiar para mejor.

La ex estrella de Nick rompió su silencio sobre "Quiet on Set" el jueves, esto en medio de la creciente presión de los fans, quienes lo estaban empujando para que dijera algo mientras seguía publicando cosas en sus redes sociales sin abordar el tema.

Josh escribe: "Terminé el documental "Quiet on Set" y me tomé unos días para procesarlo. Me puse en contacto con Drake en privado, pero quiero brindarle mi apoyo a los supervivientes que fueron lo suficientemente valientes como para compartir sus historias de abuso emocional y físico en los platós de Nickelodeon con el mundo".

Y continúa: "Los niños deben ser protegidos. Revivir esto públicamente es increíblemente difícil, pero espero que pueda traer sanación para las víctimas y sus familias, así como un necesario cambio en nuestra industria".

El mensaje de Josh llega en el momento justo. Su nombre ha sido tendencia toda la semana tras la emisión del documental y mucha gente quería saber si iba a decir algo o cuándo iba a hacerlo. Josh, obviamente, no apareció en el documental, pero era una de las mayores estrellas de Nick en ese entonces.

Por supuesto, su conexión con Drake Bell, con quien protagonizó un enorme programa "Drake & Josh" no pasó desapercibida para nadie, especialmente después de que Drake revelara que fue abusado cuando era adolescente.

La única cosa que Josh no precisa en su declaración es si alguna vez experimentó algo indecoroso él mismo, o si estaba al tanto de lo que estaba pasando con Drake en el momento, pero de acuerdo a sus palabras, parece seguro suponer que probablemente no sabía nada al respecto.

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No sean duros con Josh!!!

Como informamos, Drake salió a defender a Josh el miércoles en medio de la reacción violenta de los fans, diciéndole al público que su co-estrella ya se había acercado a él y le pidió a la gente que dejara de echar humo.

A estas alturas, solo hay otra persona de la cual la gente querría saber... Amanda Bynes.

Josh Peck Breaks Silence on 'Quiet on Set' ... Calls on Industry Change

Josh Peck is speaking out on all the claims and horror stories chronicled in the documentary about Nickelodeon child actors ... and he says things have gotta change for the better.

The former Nick star broke his silence Thursday over 'Quiet on Set' -- this amid mounting pressure from fans, who were very vocally calling on him to say something as he continued to post things on social media without addressing it.

Josh writes, "I finished the Quiet on Set documentary and took a few days to process it. I reached out to Drake privately, but want to give my support for the survivors who were brave enough to share their stories of emotional and physical abuse on Nickelodeon sets with the world."

He continues, "Children should be protected. Reliving this publicly is incredibly difficult, but I hope it can bring healing for the victims and their families as well as necessary change to our industry."

Josh's post is coming at just the right time ... his name has been trending all week in the wake of the doc airing -- with lots of people wondering if/when he was ever going to speak. Josh obviously wasn't featured in 'QOS,' but he was one of the biggest Nick stars back then.

Of course, his connection to Drake Bell -- with whom he starred on a massive show in "Drake & Josh" -- wasn't lost on anyone ... especially after Drake revealed he was abused as a teen.

The one thing Josh doesn't pinpoint in his statement is whether he ever experienced anything unseemly himself -- or if he was privy to what was going on with Drake at the time -- but based on his words, it seems safe to presume he was probably in the dark about it.

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Go Easy On Josh!

As we reported ... Drake came out Wednesday to defend Josh amid the backlash, notifying the public that his one-time costar had already reached out, and told people to lay off.

At this point, there's only one other person people really wanna hear from ... Amanda Bynes.

Drake Bell Guys, Josh Has Reached Out to Me ... Please Lay Off!!!

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Go Easy On Josh!

Drake Bell is coming to Josh Peck's defense after fans blasted his former costar for staying mum amid his sexual abuse story ... basically telling everyone to stand down.

The former Nick star hopped online Wednesday to clear the air on where he stands with Josh ... and he confirmed that JP has, in fact, reached out to him after his appearance on 'Quiet on the Set' -- even though just about everybody assumed he hadn't.

Drake -- who opened up about being molested as a teen by former Nickelodeon dialogue coach Brian Peck in the docuseries -- says he noticed the hate comments flooding Josh's social media accounts these past several days ... which he says are unwarranted.

As Drake puts it ... Josh has been supportive in the aftermath of the doc. Josh's reach-out hasn't been made public until now because of the delicate nature of the situation -- so things are clearly going on behind the scenes that not everyone can see.

Drake says that he's been going through an emotional time in processing everything that has happened ... which is why certain things have been kept out of the public eye.

His update comes amid accusations that JP was purposefully ignoring the damning doc about their former network. The comment section of Josh's TikTok account even featured countless fans demanding that he say something in support of DB, instead of making silly uploads.

Of course, Drake and Josh have a rocky relationship of late. The two found themselves publicly beefing after Drake griped about not being invited to Josh's wedding.

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The two actors eventually hugged it out at the 2017 VMAs -- but even after that ... it didn't seem they were particularly close.

Still, we're happy to hear that Josh has rallied around Drake right now ... and here's hoping people heed Drake's request to lay off his old bud.

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