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HERCULES ACTOR BACKS GOSNELL MOVIE 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kevin Sorbo slams media and Hollywood refusal to cover Gosnell story because of "political agenda"

Actor Kevin Sorbo has announced his support for the controversial new TV film on Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell who has been described as "America's greatest serial killer."

Sorbo - who is known for his role in the hit TV series Hercules and most recently the box office surprise of the year God's Not Dead - along with his actor wife Sam recorded a video announcing their support and urging the public to help fund the film through crowdfunding.

Gosnell is serving several life sentences for murdering babies born alive who he then stabbed in the neck "snipping" their spinal cord. He killed thousands of babies this way in a 30 year killing spree ABC's Terry Moran described Gosnell as "probably the most successful serial killer in the history of the world."

The producers are looking for $2.1m in what is a record breaking ask for crowdfunded movie. Already just after six days they have raised over $330,000 through the crowdfunding website Indiegogo (GosnellMovie.com).


VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9xMsKae10w

In the video posted on YouTube the Sorbos urged the public to support the project, read portions of the Grand Jury report detailing Gosnell's crimes and criticized the media and Hollywood for not covering the story properly because of "their political agenda."

 

"It’s the crime of the century, but most of the media, and Hollywood, have ignored the story. This story  has had almost no media coverage because the media are so agenda-driven they don’t want to report on it.... No one wants to talk about it, because the details are too damaging to certain political agendas."

Sorbo's wife Sam - who looked visible moved as she read sections of the Grand Jury report on Gosnell's crimes - said that despite Americans' apparent fascination with serial killers Gosnell's name was not widely known.

"He has been virtually ignored, erased from history," she said.

Gosnell's case attracted huge controversy after an article by liberal journalist Kirsten Powers who accused the mainstream media of ignoring the trial because it clashed with their pro-choice views.

Gosnell is being produced by Los Angeles-based filmmakers Phelim McAleer, Ann McElhinney and Magdalena Segieda and through their production company Hat Tip Films. 
 
The project has already attracted controversy after the crowdfunding website Kickstarter tried to censor their "pitch" for the film informing them that their description of Kermit Gosnell's crimes violated Kickstarter's "community guidelines" and would have to modified or removed.
 
The filmmakers refused to censor their descriptions - which actually were toned down summaries of the graphic Grand Jury report and switched the project to Indiegogo which does not ask for changes in projects.
 
The Gosnell project has another 39 days left to run on Indiegogo. At the moment it is the 4th most funded movie project in Indiegogo's history. If they do not reach the $2.1m target - under Indiegogo rules all the funds are returned to the contributors.

The launch of the video of support was first reported by Deadline Hollywood: http://www.deadline.com/2014/04/kermit-gosnell-tv-movie-kevin-sorbo/
 

For more information please visit: GosnellMovie.com .

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