Gary Goddard on leave after Anthony Edwards’ molestation accusations
Hollywood designer Gary Goddard is taking leave from his company amid accusations of sexual misconduct. “We believe this move is in the best interest of the company, its employees and clients,” says Goddard Group chief operating officer Barry Kemper.
Kemper said the leave will allow the company and its employees to continue their projects undistracted by the allegations of sexual misconduct, adding, “We believe this move is in the best interest of the company, its employees and clients.”
Goddard has denied accusations from actor Anthony Edwards and another actor, who say Goddard molested them when they were children.
Goddard has designed several theme park attractions based on Hollywood films. He has worked as a Broadway producer and directed 1987’s “Masters Of The Universe,” a live action film based on the He-Man cartoon.
Jeffs has served for more than 14 years as director of design at the Goddard Group, working on international theme parks, museums, retail centers, destination resorts and live entertainment projects. He previously worked for Walt Disney Co.
His leave of absence from the Goddard Group is effective immediately. The company’s statement did not indicate when Goddard might return.
In Edwards’ letter, the former “ER” actor wrote: “I did not go from being a victim to a survivor alone. No one does. I had to ask for help, and I am so grateful that I did.”