BREAKING: Davey was molested by Pastor Miller during series; prompted suicide.
There is a dark side to the misadventures of Davey Hansen and his dog, Goliath. Davey was molested by Pastor Miller all throughout the series run, before Davey took his own life.
Boston, MA. For many of us Davey and Goliath was a quirky and odd claymation television show that ran on Saturday Mornings during the 60's and 70's. The entire run of the series, which was 5 years and over 70 episodes, was sponsored by Christian United Network Television and produced by Clokey Productions, the same company that made Gumby and Friends.
It wasn't until recently that it was revealed that Davey Hansen, the lead actor from the series, was molested by the show's spiritual advisor and actor, Pastor Miller, who appears on screen several times during the series.
After filming or between takes, Pastor Miller would lure Davey and Goliath into his trailer and have him read scripture, while he fondled him, made him do unspeakable acts with Goliath and if he told on him, then he would go straight to hell.
The story of Davey eventually was ghostwritten into the 2015 Academy Award Winning movie Spotlight.
"He liked pain." recalled Davey Hansen, a mere 6 months before he took his own life. "He would heat up a butter knife. Almost red hot. Then do... I can't talk about it..."
When the story finally came out against Pastor Miller, he was replaced in the church with another pastor and moved to a different parish where his whereabouts are now unknown.
In a suicide note, Davey revealed that he could not live with the anguish of what happened to him anymore and then threw himself in front of a moving train.
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