Adam Savage has responded to claims alleging to historical sexual assault.
The 52-year-old former Mythbusters star has reacted to claims made by his sister that he sexually abused her in the 1970s.
Miranda Pacchiana has filed a lawsuit accusing the television star of sexually abusing her when they were children, saying that Savage allegedly caused “emotional distress” due to actions she accuses of him carrying out between 1976 and 1979.
According to the lawsuit, she “suffered catastrophic and lifelong injuries as a result” and cites “intentional infliction of emotional distress” and wants exemplary damages “in such sum as a jury would find fair, adequate and just.”
In a surprising move, Adam has made a statement regarding the accusations made by Pacchiana where she says between the ages of 7 and 10 years old (Savage was 9 and 12 years old), he allegedly caused permanent, lifelong injuries as a result of sexual assault.
He wrote, “While I hope that my sister gets the help she needs to find peace, this needs to end. For many years, she has relentlessly and falsely attacked me and other members of my family to anyone who will listen. By spreading numerous untrue stories about us in pursuit of a financial bonanza, she has tortured our entire family and estranged herself from all of us.”
Karen, their biological mother, also released a statement, saying, “It makes me very sad to say this, but my daughter suffers from severe mental health challenges, and it’s devastating that she’s putting Adam and our entire family through this. Adam is a good man, and I support him completely.”
Savage plans to “fight this groundless and offensive lawsuit and work to put this to rest once and for all.”
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