Sources close to the troubled actor was indicated that before his death on Tuesday, which came a month away from facing sentencing after pleading guilty to belonging of child pornography, the Glee alum “distanced himself very much from my best friend he was closest to.”
One insider claimed that most of Salling’s friends thought he was “troubled and tormented” but weren’t aware of how bad his demons were, telling ET 😛 TAGEND
“He had a very strange area. I felt like I didn’t altogether know who he was. He enjoyed calling kinfolk in Texas and ascertained his trip-ups back home as an escape from L.A. and the Hollywood scene.”
In addition to visiting his family, the source added that “he would often have friends over to his home in Sunland,[ California] ” before he was arrested in December 29, 2015.
But after federal sleuths discovered more than 25,000 personas and 600 videos outlining child pornography on computers and thumb drives are integral to him, Salling supposedly turned away from his loved ones and simply thrived more distant.
A Salling family source told People:
“In the last few years, we had very little contact. When you’re living against your own morals or what you know to be right, you tend to avoid people who will hold out mirrors.”
Though Salling’s “actual” loved ones were “absolutely shocked” by the discovery of his debaucheries, the family source said his fatal mistake was deterring those beasts to himself, continuing 😛 TAGEND
“The problem doesn’t live in the existence of beasts or agony or sexual appetites that began to skew as time gone on. The inherent question is that he did not seek help or have someone close enough to him willing to call it out.”
While he may have stayed withdrawn, Salling did spend time in recent years at a wildlife rehab middle writing music, which, different sources said, contributed some “comfort” after losing his career 😛 TAGEND
“As he continued to fight his beasts — ultimately alone — there was some comfort there … I don’t believe he ever aimed injure … but I do believe he was really sick and it sternly gloomed his judgement, which stopped him living under an alternate member reality.”
It destroys us that refusing the assistance provided by others was the actor’s eventual demise.
A sliver of good bulletin in this tragedy, nonetheless, has developed for the victims in Salling’s child porn case who have to sue to get the money he agreed to pay them.
According to TMZ, Salling set up a corporation in 2009 to collect his income from the entertainment business. As of December 2017, the value of this business was reported to be $ 1.971. His father is listed as the manager.
That’s a huge sigh of succor for the victims who Salling agreed to pay $ 50 k each in reparation. They still have to file suit against the late actor’s estate, but at least there’s enough money to go around.
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