Victor Salva’s sordid history is coming back to haunt him like the character in one of his films..
During the last century, Salva was involved with a sexual relation with an underage member of the film CLOWNHOUSE.. Salva was convicted of sexual misconduct with a 12-year-old boy, who was one of the stars of his movie Clownhouse. He also videotaped one of the encounters.
The 15 months in prison did not stop his 2001 JEEPERS CREEPERS from becoming an unexpected hit–the movie has long been celebrated for creativity and ingenuity..
Fast forward to 2016.. just as Bill Cosby’s history from the 80s came back to mar his career, Salva is undergoing the same look..
The Union of BC Performers (UBCP) has issued a warning to actors in the province about the casting for Jeepers Creepers III. The director of the film, Victor Salva, was convicted of sexual misconduct in 1988 and the union says performers should remember they have the right to refuse work if they believe the work is unsafe.
UBCP says in a release “no minor shall be required to work in a situation which places the minor in danger to life or limb, is unsafe or unhealthy, or if the minor or parent/guardian has an honestly held belief that the minor is in such a situation.”