Young And Helpless
She was a momager.
She was always around her daughter.
She was not an absentee parent at all.
The thing is though, she had two issues.
One was her husband who wanted more money so they needed to work their daughter more and the other issue was that to get more work for the daughter, she had to let her “rehearse” and “read for parts” with producers. The mom was more than willing, not only to appease her husband but also because she loved being on sets and basking in the glow of fame from her daughter.
Her daughter had been acting from a very young age, but was not really molested or assaulted until she was about seven.
She got a big break that year.
She had been recommended by an A+ list director/producer who had seen her for a screen test.
He had been consulted because of an interest in an upcoming television project.
The A+ lister had been involved in a similar type project, but not for television.
Anyway, the producer of the television show loved what he saw and told the mom he needed to spend some time alone with the girl to make sure she could handle the rigors of the episode.
Two hours later he brought her back.
One of the actresses in the episode who literally has played basically the same character for every episode of television she has been on for the past 30 years had tried to tell the mom what would happen if she let her daughter go with the producer.
The mom told the actress to mind her own business.
Fast forward a couple of years.
Who did it come from?
That A+ lister again.
It was a project in his sphere even though he was not involved on a daily basis.
This time it was a movie.
For the very short amount of time the movie was being filmed, the nine year old girl was repeatedly sexually assaulted and raped.
The mom let it happen.
She pretended to not notice the men taking her daughter to their trailers or would tell others that the men wanted to go over lines or play video games.
She had a never ending list of excuses.
There was an actress on the set who had bit parts in the franchise.
She never worked again after that movie because of what she saw.
She said she could never work in an industry that would allow that to a little girl.
It was shortly after filming wrapped that the girl began to cry out for help and was reluctant to ever be alone with anyone.
She began to self harm even at that young age.
Her family was no help.
The mom wanted the fame and the dad needed the money.
The dad had no idea though about the assaults.
When he did find out, he blamed the mother and the daughter.
He killed them both before killing himself.
Actress: Judith Barsi
Mother: Maria Virovacz
Father: Jozsef Barsi
A+ list director – upcoming television project: Steven Spielberg – Twilight Zone: The Movie
One of the actresses in the episode: Clare Torao
Other producer – movie: Joseph Sargent – Jaws: The Revenge
Actress on set who never worked again: Fritzi Jane Courtney
Three Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide
A child actress whose credits included the film “Jaws IV: The Revenge” was believed to have died with her mother Wednesday in an apparent murder-suicide initiated by her father, who set fire to the family’s San Fernando Valley home before taking his own life, authorities said.
The bodies were found in the heavily damaged West Hills home of Jozsef and Maria Barsi, whose only child, Judith, 11, had also appeared in numerous television shows and about 50 commercials, officials said.
The coroner’s office said the dead man was Jozsef Barsi, 55. But officials withheld the names of the woman and child pending notification of relatives.
Investigators said Jozsef Barsi, a plumber, apparently shot and killed his 48-year-old wife and his daughter in the house, doused their bodies with gasoline and set them on fire before going to the garage and shooting himself in the head with a .32-caliber pistol.
The fire destroyed the interior of the house, in the 22100 block of Michale Street.
The child’s body was found in her bed and the woman’s in a hallway, Police Lt. Warren Knowles said. Both had been shot once in the head.
“It appears a flammable liquid was poured on the child, or on the child’s bed,” Knowles said. “It looks to me as if the male found in the garage caused the death of the other adult and child and then apparently killed himself.”
Police said the pistol was found in the father’s hand and a gas can lay about 4 feet from his body.
Judith Barsi made her film debut in 1987 in “Jaws IV: The Revenge,” in which she played the role of Thea. Her television appearances included roles in “St. Elsewhere,” “Cagney and Lacey” and “Growing Pains,” said Bonnie Gold, a spokeswoman for a Studio City acting agency that managed her career.
“She was very successful, with every door open to her,” Gold said. “There’s no telling how far she would have gone.”
Next-door neighbor Eunice Daly said Maria Barsi told her on Friday that her husband became abusive and threatening when he drank. Daly said the woman told her she was thinking about filing for divorce and moving to an apartment she was using as a daytime refuge.
Daly said she had encouraged Maria several times to move out. But she said the woman would reply that she had worked too hard helping her daughter’s acting career to give up her family and home. On Friday, Daly said, there appeared to be a more pressing reason not to leave.
“She said, ‘I can’t, because he’ll come after us and kill us, and he’s threatened to burn the house down,’ ” Daly said.
Maria Barsi also said she planned to cash her daughter’s $12,000 federal tax refund check that day, before her husband could get it, Daly said.
About 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Daly was watering her garden when she heard a loud bang next door.
“I heard an explosion and I saw smoke rising from the house,” Daly said. “My first thought, as I ran in to call 911, was, ‘He’s done it. He’s killed them and set a fire in the house, just like he said he would.’ ”
Another neighbor, Michael Cutt, said he took Daly’s garden hose and opened a rear sliding door, but could not get through the smoke to fight the flames.
Judith Barsi’s busy acting schedule allowed her little time for friendships and regular school attendance, said Lisa Williams, 10, one of her former classmates at Nevada Avenue Elementary School. Lisa said the young actress “missed being in school, because she missed her friends a lot.”
Judith often came over to swim in their pool, said Lisa’s mother, Linda Williams.
“Her mother had taught her to be so polite,” Williams said.
“The child was not allowed to go anywhere, very few places alone,” the neighbor added.
“She was adorable . . . quite precocious, blonde and blue-eyed,” Adrienne Conway, a former neighbor, said of the young actress. “I can’t believe (the father) would do this.” – Source