Elijah Wood claims there is a paedophile ring in Hollywood

Elijah Wood has shared his thoughts on an alleged high-powered paedophile ring at work in Hollywood.

Elijah Wood (35) claims an paedophile ring was active when he worked as a child actor in Hollywood, likening the situation to the case of British entertainer Jimmy Savile, who was exposed as a paedophile after his death in 2011.

He said: "You all grew up with Savile, Jesus, it must have been devastating."

Elijah said in an interview: "Clearly something major was going on in Hollywood. It was all organised. There are a lot of vipers in this industry, people who only have their own interests in mind. There is darkness in the underbelly - if you can imagine it, it's probably happened."

According to the actor victims don't have enough power to stop the abuse or to speak out about it in fear of the costs. He thanks his mother for protecting him from people in the business and claims he himself has not been abused.

Elijah also adds that it is very likely this thing is still going on to this day.