INSANITY Lawsuit: ‘MythBusters’ Star Adam Savage Accused of Raping Sister for Years

Millwright

Knuckle Dragger
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Mythbusters co-host Adam Savage has been hit with a lawsuit filed Tuesday alleging that he raped his young sister for years when the two were children in the 1970s.
Miranda Pacchiana alleges that Savage subjected her to years of sexual abuse when she was between the ages of seven and ten when she lived in her family home in Sleepy Hollow, New York, the New York Post reported. “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,” said the papers filed in Westchester.
Pacchiana, 51, alleges that Savage, who was between the ages of nine and 12 at the time, named himself the “raping blob” and tried to pass off the abuse as a game between the two.
Pacchiana filed her lawsuit under the New York Child Victims Act, which recently opened a one-year period allowing victims to file lawsuits concerning decades-old accusations that have exceeded the statute of limitations. “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,” Pacchiana’s attorney said in a statement. “Today is the first step in the direction of healing and justice.”
Savage burst onto the scene in 2003, as he and Mythbusters co-host Jamie Hyneman began testing urban legends, often with hilariously explosive results. Savage left the show in 2016, after 14 seasons. Savage also has a popular Youtube channel where he builds props and costumes from popular TV shows and movies.
Pacchiana, now a social worker in Connecticut, has talked of how her accusations of abuse roiled her family.
“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 on her blog. “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.”

 

Copperhead Road

Contributing Member
Between ages 9 to 12? He was? Decades later she says t happened. dosent Make any since. Good luck proving that in court wihout an admission from the brother.
 

Troke

TB Fanatic
Between ages 9 to 12? He was? Decades later she says t happened. dosent Make any since. Good luck proving that in court wihout an admission from the brother.
Well, some guy who had a blog chronicling teacher abuse logged two teachers who got pregnant from 11 yr old lovers, one aborted, one didn't. So I guess it was possible that this guy.................
 

packyderms_wife

Neither here nor there.
All decades old sexual assault claims are pure bullshit! If it's worth exposing now, it was worth exposing then.
No one would have believed her back in the 70's unless he had caused severe physical damage that required hospitalization. Parents would have written it off as "experimenting" which was typical back in the day, until the young lady got pregnant and then she was sent away to spend time with an elderly aunt, etc., and the baby was put up for adoption.
 

packyderms_wife

Neither here nor there.
So... how old was she when this supposedly happened? And IF it is true... what adult in the family or circle was abusing kids? Because this stuff almost never happens in a vacuum...

Summerthyme
No, it doesn't happen in a vacuum and most probably it was written off as kids being kids and he was just experimenting.
 

jward

passin' thru
It's absolutely possible for someone in that age group to offend. It's absolutely possible that it happened. It's absolutely possible that it did not happen.

The only thing that is impossible is for us to continue down this path where anyone can allege anything, years later, and get a hearing in the public square. I don't see the fix for this, other than suddenly ending up with mentally & emotionally healthy people who speak only truth, and don't victimize one another.
 

Copperhead Road

Contributing Member
Well, some guy who had a blog chronicling teacher abuse logged two teachers who got pregnant from 11 yr old lovers, one aborted, one didn't. So I guess it was possible that this guy.................
goodpoint. But in that scenario you would have physical evidence with the child . Ie dna paternity test. Unless that exists in this case or he admitted the crime then I wonder how you would prove this scenario in court. Can’t be easy. But there might be more than we know.
 

summerthyme

Administrator
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Oh, it's *definitely* possible! Good friends of ours got suckered into being foster parents, back in the late 80's. They were farmers (he taught school as well), had two daughters around 9 and 11, and thought they could provide a healthy environment for kids to grow and heal...

Until the day she came in from the barn and found the 6 year old foster boy half naked on top of her 9 year old girl behind the sofa...

That was it for them.

Summerthyme
 

Dennis Olson

Chief Curmudgeon
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So... how old was she when this supposedly happened? And IF it is true... what adult in the family or circle was abusing kids? Because this stuff almost never happens in a vacuum...

Summerthyme
She’s 51. It happened (according to the OP if you reread it) between the ages of 7-10. 1976—1979.
 

jward

passin' thru
All decades old sexual assault claims are pure bullshit! If it's worth exposing now, it was worth exposing then.
There is a subset of instances when a valid claim may in fact take this long to be made, and god's mercy and blessings to those who suffer thusly.

But mostly, I suspect, as do you, that these kinds of claims are questionable, or down right fraudulent, and may the liars burn in hell.
 

LawPoet

Contributing Member
And thus our justice system, one of the highest achievements of our [formerly] superb Republic, is replaced with..."The Court of Public Opinion". Bring on the Talk Show Tyrants, the Psychology Prostitutes, and the Oh-So-Sober Talking Heads who declaim about this tragedy: "This info-meal is terrible...and there's not enough of it."
 

jward

passin' thru
I bet she expects a rather large, out of court settlement...regardless of the facts.
The squirrel gif won't move as my avatar...is it broke?

I bet you're right about the money, although, if she is really a social worker, she may be seeking a secondary or tertiary reward with populations she treats via the claim that "she's been there, done that"... or she may wish to have a bit of the bro's lymelight for herself... or perhaps incest is the next barrier the woked-ones wish to tear down?

But yeah, my money is on the money, too.
 

Kathy in FL

Has No Life - Lives on TB
And let's see what kind of proof after forty years she can bring and what the court will accept as beyond a reasonable doubt. I sympathize with anyone that has suffered abuse regardless of age but at some point you need to put it to rest and stop doing crap that makes it harder on victims.
 

DragonBurrow

Contributing Member
She has a whole web site dedicated to this subject. This is literally her primary field of work.

I know this is a real thing. I also know people approach their families later in life. This suit is her throwing a fit because years ago it didn’t go the way she wanted, 30 years ago. I see revenge with a book deal bow on top. According to her own information this was already addressed in her life. It makes no sense to re-victimize herself based on her own advice unless it’s about cash.

 

pauldingbabe

The Great Cat
No one would have believed her back in the 70's unless he had caused severe physical damage that required hospitalization. Parents would have written it off as "experimenting" which was typical back in the day, until the young lady got pregnant and then she was sent away to spend time with an elderly aunt, etc., and the baby was put up for adoption.
see i can't argue that either....but if it did happen where were the parents?
 
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