David Pearce: Where is the Hollywood Producer Now?

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David Pearce is best known for his work on several Hollywood productions, including ‘Tooth and Nail’ and ‘Aida, I Saw Your Dad Last Night’ among others. However, readers will be surprised to know that he is now a suspect in the deaths of 24-year-old Christy Giles and 26-year-old Hilda Marcela Cabrales-Arzola. Aspiring Model Christy and her Architect friend Hilda were last seen alive when they left a Los Angeles warehouse party in November 2021.

Shortly after, Christy’s deceased body was disposed of outside a Culver City hospital, whereas Hilda was left outside a West Los Angeles hospital in a comatose condition. ’48 Hours: Christy and Hilda’s Last Dance’ chronicles the horrific incident and portrays the ensuing police investigation into their deaths.

Who is David Pearce?

David Pearce is a Hollywood producer who has worked on several major movies and TV shows. He started his entertainment career through a minor role in ‘Dawson’s Creek,’ before becoming a primary cast member in its spin-off ‘Young Americans.’ Because film direction was David’s passion, he soon changed fields and worked on two episodes of the TV series ‘American Experience.’ Since then, his career appeared to take off, and he became a part of numerous other productions.

Left to Right: Christy Giles and Hilda Cabrales// Image Credit: FOX 11 Los Angeles/YouTube

Incidentally, like most film producers, David lived a reasonably luxurious life. Besides, he loved attending lavish parties and was often photographed having a wonderful time with friends. Yet, people had no idea that a Los Angeles warehouse party in November 2021 would change his life drastically. On November 12, Los Angeles resident and aspiring model Christy Giles and her friend, professional architect Hilda Cabrales, decided to attend a local warehouse party. Eyewitnesses mentioned that the women met and got acquainted with three men at the party, later identified as producer David Pearce, actor Brandt Osborn, and cinematographer Michael Ansbach.

Reports claim that the women left the party with these three men, although it was the last time anyone saw Christy alive. On November 13, 2021, two unidentified masked men left her deceased body outside a Culver City, California, hospital. People who witnessed the incident later mentioned that the men drove a Toyota Prius without license plates. Shortly after, police in Los Angeles received news about another body discovered outside the Kaiser Permanente Hospital in West Los Angeles.

Within no time, authorities identified the second body as Hilda Cabrales’. Although she was still alive, doctors could not get her out of a comatose condition. Ultimately, Hilda remained in a coma for 11 days before passing away on November 24, 2021. Later, an autopsy determined that Christy died of a drug overdose as she had a mixture of cocaine, fentanyl, ketamine, and the date rape drug in her system at the time of her death. On the other hand, Hilda was declared brain dead at the time of her death, and doctors claimed that several of her organs stopped working as she overdosed on cocaine, MDMA, and other unidentified drugs.

Moreover, both deaths were confirmed to be homicides, and the police began an investigation into the same. When investigating Christy Giles and Hilda Cabrales’ murders, the police learned that the women were last seen alive in the company of David, Brandt, and Michael. Furthermore, several photographs taken at the warehouse party showed the trio partying with the victims. Thus, convinced of David’s involvement in the crime, law enforcement officers arrested him for manslaughter, while Brandt and Michael were suspected of being accessories to manslaughter.

David Pearce is Behind Bars Today

Shortly after David’s arrest, four women alleged he had raped them between 2010 and 2020. As a result, the Hollywood producer faced several rape charges, including sexual penetration with a foreign object and rape of an unconscious or sleeping person, along with two other counts of forcible rape. Subsequently, David pled not guilty to these charges, but prosecutors had even more rape accusations lined up by then.

At the time of writing, David Pearce is accused of sexually assaulting seven women. Eventually, by July 2022, the police had enough evidence to proceed with their homicide investigation. Consequently, they charged David with the murders of Christy Giles and Hilda Cabrales. On the other hand, Brandt Osborn was charged with being an accessory to the murders, and Michael Ansbach was cleared of all suspicions.

Meanwhile, readers should note that in addition to the sexual assault and murder accusations, David has been charged with two counts of selling/offering to sell a controlled substance. Hence, he remains behind bars on a $3.4 million bond while the courts decide on his future. If convicted on all charges, David could face a maximum prison time of 120 years.

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