FORMER MythBusters host Adam Savage allegedly raped his young sister for years — and is said to have called himself the “raping blob,” according to a new lawsuit.
Savage, according to a lawsuit filed on Tuesday that was reported by the New York Post, the television star’s sister claims Savage assaulted her when they lived in Sleepy Hollow, New York.
Miranda Pacchiana, 51, alleged that Savage abused her in the 1970s when she was between seven and 10 years old, and when he was between nine and 12 years old — which the television star has denied.
“Beginning in or about 1976 and continuing until approximately 1979, Adam Savage, would repeatedly rape Miranda Pacchiana and force oral sex upon her, and forced Miranda to perform oral sex on him, along with other forms of sexual abuse,” the lawsuit states.
Filed in Westchester Supreme Court, Pacchiana claims Savage, 52, would pretend the abuse was a game as a cover and gave himself the nickname the “raping blob.”
Per the Post, Pacchiana wrote on her blog that she lost her family after coming forward with her sexual abuse allegations.
“When I first disclosed to my family that my brother had abused me as a child, I thought my whole world would change,” she wrote.
“I assumed my family members would share my desire to examine what had gone wrong in our home and pursue a path toward healing together. I was sadly mistaken.”
Pacchiana, a social worker, said her family’s “behaviors left me feeling as though the abuse didn’t really matter.”
“Yes, they believed me — but my family members still seemed determined to brush my trauma under the rug.”
She said that she eventually realized her family saw her “as the problem for focusing on the abuse. Not the brother who had abused me.”
Jordan Merson, a lawyer for Savage’s sister, said in a statement: “The prolific abuse by Mr Savage as alleged in the Complaint has caused irreparable damage to my client that she will live with for the rest of her life.”
“Today is the first step in the direction of healing and justice.”
Savage denied Pacchiana’s accusations through his lawyer, Andrew Brettler.
“While I hope that my sister gets the help she needs to find peace, this needs to end,” he said in a statement.
“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,” he said.
“I will fight this groundless and offensive lawsuit and work to put this to rest once and for all.”
Pacchiana filed the lawsuit under the New York Child Victims Act, which allows victims to file claims after the statute of limitations has passed for a “one-year look-back period.”
The original deadline initially set in August was extended last month until 2021, due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Savage is best known for his work on the popular MythBusters show that worked to find out if popular myths were true or not.
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