[Source tweet and high-level summary of allegations]
MythBusters' Adam Savage Accused of Sexually Assaulting Sister as a Child in Lawsuit https://t.co/PLg7RYHPm9— People (@people) June 30, 2020
Miranda Pacchiana, 51, sister of former MythBusters co-host Adam Savage, 52, filed a lawsuit against him alleging he sexually abused her when she was between 7 and 10 years old and Savage was between 9 and 12.
You can read details of the accusations at the source. They're quite graphic.
Pacchiana filed her lawsuit under the New York Child Victims Act, which extends the statute of limitations for a survivor of child sexual abuse in criminal and civil cases. The original deadline, which was set in August, was extended last month until Jan. 14, 2021, due to the coronavirus.
[Miranda makes a statement]Pacchiana runs a website called The Second Wound to support sexual assault survivors. In a blog post this week she said she last made contact with Savage "over two decades ago" to address his "callous attitude about the abuse and his apparent disregard for the damage he had caused," but that he "chose not to acknowledge or show any compassion" for her pain.
"While nothing can give back what Adam Savage took from me, I hope this lawsuit will also demonstrate to my fellow survivors that we do not deserve to carry the shame of sexual abuse and assault."
[Adam and his mother release statements via his lawyer]Savage said: "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. I will fight this groundless and offensive lawsuit and work to put this to rest once and for all."
His mother Karen Savage said: "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."
Sources: Tweet, Second Wound, Blog Post