Mythbusters alum Adam Savage was accused of raping his younger sister for years when they lived in Sleepy Hollow, New York, during the 1970s, Miranda Pacchiana said in a lawsuit filed June 30, as cited by the New York Post. Savage is best known for being a co-host on Mythbusters, a Discovery channel show that debunked or proved popular myths and urban legends.
The sexual abuse happened when Pacchiana was 7 and lasted until she was 10 years old, the lawsuit said. Pacchiana alleged Savage, who would have been 9 to 12 years old at the time, would call himself the “raping blob,” force oral sex on her and penetrate her anally. Pacchiana said in the suit she was “horrified and traumatized by the sexual abuse and assault her older brother inflicted upon her.”
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She blogged about her experience in the about section on her website, The Second Wound, saying her family believed she was abused but they wanted to keep it a secret.
Yes, they believed me–but my family members still seemed determined to brush my trauma under the rug. Over time, I came to realize they viewed me as the problem for focusing on the abuse. Not the brother who had abused me. I was blindsided. Feeling more confused and alone than ever, I searched for resources to help make sense of my situation. I came up mostly empty-handed.
In her most recent blog post, published June 30, she named Savage. “My older brother, Adam Savage sexually assaulted me repeatedly over the course of several years, starting when I was seven years old,” she wrote.
According to Pacchiana, they have not talked for more than 20 years. The last time they spoke she confronted Savage about the alleged abuse. “I called him out for his callous attitude about …read more