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July 21, 2006

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Tyler

I WILL SAY IT AGAIN IT IS A MOVIE WITH GREEN SCEEN AND EDITING. THEY NEVER SHOWED DAKOTA ANY OF THE SEX IN THE MOVIE. MANY PEOPLE LOOK OVER THE MOVIE BEFOR IT IS MADE. MANY LEAGLE TEAMS LOOK AT THE MOVIE BEFOR IS EVEN STARTED!!!! MY EMAIL WAS NOT AN AMUSING EMAIL IT WAS ALL TRUE.

Steve

Of course, they've edited it! They've probably edited so much by now that the film's unrecognizable from what the actors saw. It's possible they've even changed the title and that it will go direct to DVD.

The point, however, is what was done to three children on that set. You can't act out graphic sex scenes to a "green screen". The children were there and they were involved. That's not even debatable, Tyler! It's a terrible moral wrong to place children in any of the situations that this film consisted of.

Tyler

Steve actual you can act out seens like that on green screen. All you have to do is just put kids in the seen insted of an adult. The adult would just where a green screen suit. I do agrea that they proboly put the kids in some seens that were not ok but the really bad ones the kids were not invovled in.

Steve

Dear Tyler:

I sense that you're desperately trying to find excuses for this because of your fondness for Dakota. In that, I can't blame you much. Few children in history have been so widely loved as her... and not without reason.

That's why the news about "Hounddog" came as such a terrible shock. It was additionally disturbing for us adults who had been holding her up to other kids as a good example. But because we care for kids (all of them, including her!) it's important that the truth be known. That's so it won't be tried again. That's to keep other exploitative and pandering producers from beguiling other children into films like this; putting both them and, consequently, all other children in spiritual and physical peril.

This is why I pursue this. It's not to defame Dakota. Others have already done that. What I want is justice and protection under law for the children of this country. And, once again, that likewise includes Dakota Fanning.

Tyler

Dear Steve

I am with you on that one, but they still did editing and green screen for smoe of the really bad stuf, like when the dad was masturbating in frount of Dakota and probobly durning some of the rape seen. I am sorry if I got really mad at you or if I call you some names and hurt you. I thought that you were trying to meak Dakota look bad. Can you forgive me?

Steve

That's okay, Tyler. I wasn't mad. Like so many, you love her and don't want her to be unjustly defamed. That's understandable.

In fact, as far as that goes, I agree. One of my big concerns is that this has already happened on a movie set. A much bigger worry, however, is that this is liable to lead to more of the same. If rogue filmmakers can get their claws into someone like her, sexually exploit her and get away with it, then what can other child actors expect down the road?

Your theory about the "masterbation" scene having used a green screen is interesting and not impossible. I very much doubt it, though. None of the witnesses mentioned this sort of device being used. Remember, too, that this was a CHEAP film. $4.5 million. Besides, if they could film some of the other scenes as described, this one would have ranked as a minor outrage in comparison. Also, it could easily have been shot "around" and more cheaply. The point, however, is that Dakota had to know what the scene meant.

As Lukas Haas (the child actor in "Witness") later said, "How can you do your job and say your lines if you don't know what's going on?"

That's why that scene disturbs me almost as much as the "molestation" scene does. Dakota, Isabelle and Cody HAD to know what they were doing and why in scenes like this. What does something like this do to kids of that age?

Oh, well. The last word has not, by any means, been spoken on this issue. I think we all, in our hearts, want the best for this girl who had such vast potential for good. I just hope that the adults around her haven't taken the "sparkle" from her eyes. And, I hope with all my heart, that if she was coerced into doing this film, led to perform in sexually-explicit scenes and had her good name sold by heartless adults for profit, that she receives justice. For herself and, in the process, for every child in America.

I hope that Dakota someday learns what a good friend she has in you! Good luck and best wishes!

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