Sources close to the disturbed actor said today before his death on Tuesday, which came a month away from facing sentencing after pleading guilty to wealth of child pornography, the Glee alum “distanced himself very much from the friends 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 beasts were, telling ET 😛 TAGEND
“He had a exceedingly mysterious area. I felt like I didn’t completely know who he was. He experienced visiting kinfolk in Texas and saw his expeditions 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 researchers saw more than 25,000 images and 600 videos outlining child pornography on computers and thumb drives is a matter for him, Salling allegedly turned away from his loved ones and merely flourished 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 up mirrors.”
Though Salling’s “actual” loved ones were “absolutely shocked” by the discovery of his falsifications, the family source said his fatal mistake was retaining those beasts to himself, persisting 😛 TAGEND
“The problem doesn’t live in the existence of beasts or pain or sex lusts that began to skew as hour 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While he may have stayed withdrawn, Salling did spend time in recent years at a wildlife rehab center creating music, which, the source said, afforded some “comfort” after losing his career 😛 TAGEND
“As he continued to fight his beasts — eventually alone — there was some comfort there … I don’t believe he ever proposed impairment … but I do believe he was really sick and it dangerously gloomed his judgement, which remained him living in an alternate reality.”
It destroys us that rejecting the assistance provided by others was the actor’s eventual demise.
A sliver of good word in this tragedy, however, 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 amusement 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 aid 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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