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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 26: Host and executive producer, Adam Savage of 'MythBusters Jr.' speaks onstage during the Discovery Channel/Science Channel portion of the Discovery Communications Summer TCA Event 2018 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 26, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images for Discovery, Inc.


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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1. Pacchiana Blogged About Being Sexually Abused View this post on Instagram

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A post shared by Adam Savage (@therealadamsavage) on Jun 24, 2020 at 2:32pm PDT

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 the abuse and his apparent disregard for the damage he had caused, but he chose not to acknowledge or show any compassion for my pain,” she wrote.

2. The New York Child Victims Act Inspired Her to Come Forward View this post on Instagram

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A post shared by Adam Savage (@therealadamsavage) on Jun 17, 2020 at 3:37pm PDT

She came forward because of the New York Child Victims Act, which allows victims to bring forward cases that originally exceeded the statutes of limitation. It was slated to expire in May, but was extended to October because of the coronavirus pandemic. “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,” she wrote.

Pacchiana said it was time to break the silence. “The public needs to know that Adam Savage sexually abused me when I was a child, as set forth in the lawsuit that I have finally been able to bring after all of these years,” she penned. “As a survivor and advocate for victims, I am determined to shine a light on the truth.”

Pacchiana is a social worker and offers coaching to survivors of family abuse. Her Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn pages have since been dismantled.

“I get it. As a fellow survivor, I’ve lived through the Second Wound myself. I have also heard from countless fellow survivors. I learn from each and everyone,” she writes in the coaching section. “I can help. Together, we will determine your objectives (what you are looking to change or accomplish) and work to make them a reality.”

3. Pacchiana Has Written for the Huffington Post View this post on Instagram

‪Happening right now: filming for #SpaceLaunchLIVE, on @Discovery! ‬

A post shared by Adam Savage (@therealadamsavage) on May 27, 2020 at 11:42am PDT

She has written to various publications, including The Huffington Post.

In 2014, she wrote an article for The Huffington Post, titled, “When Survivors Speak Up, Why We Must Listen.” The post was a reaction to Dylan Farrow’s allegations that Woody Allen sexually abused her–something the fame director has long denied. Farrow is supported by her brother, Ronan Farrow, and mother, Mia Farrow.

“I stand behind Dylan and I call on others to do the same, no matter how uncomfortable the subject matter,” she wrote. “We can only make headway against the epidemic of sexual abuse when outspoken survivors are accorded the respect they deserve — and like Dylan Farrow, refuse to be silenced.”

4. The Mythbusters Star Denied the Allegations View this post on Instagram

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A post shared by Adam Savage (@therealadamsavage) on May 11, 2020 at 7:21pm PDT

Savage, 52, denied the allegations, issuing a statement to the Post via lawyer Andrew Brettler.

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.

Savage’s mother, Karen Savage, claimed Pacchiana suffers from mental illness. “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,” she told the Post.

The assertion Pacchina suffers from a mental illness is a “possible HIPAA violation,” according to her lawyer, Jordan Merson, said.

5. Savage Did Not Immediately Address His Fans on Social Media View this post on Instagram

‪I’d swear on a @mcmastercarr catalogue. ‬

A post shared by Adam Savage (@therealadamsavage) on Jan 21, 2020 at 3:09pm PST

After speaking through his attorney, Savage did not issue a statement about the allegations on social media. He boasts nearly 1 million followers on Instagram and has more than 1.4 million followers on Twitter.

The last thing he shared on Instagram was pictures of a new household item he constructed. “Today’s all-new One Day Build on @testedcom is the rare Savage Household build: a table to hold our dog leashes, doggy poop bags, face masks and more! (And @hdjoey’s editing is fanTAStic in it, too!) Link in Stories,” he wrote.

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If you or someone you know is suffering from abuse, please contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673.

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Harry Kane jokes ‘Smithy, you’re still ugly’ as Bournemouth’s Adam Smith goes off on stretcher with horror head injury

HARRY KANE jokingly called Adam Smith "ugly" as the pair shared a laugh after an initially worrying-looking injury.

The Bournemouth defender, 29, was given oxygen and treated on the pitch for eight minutes after a sickening clash with Tottenham's Ben Davies.

4Harry Kane shared a laugh with Adam Smith to lift his spiritsCredit: Sportimage 4Smith was taken off on a stretcher wearing an oxygen maskCredit: AFP AFP or Licensors AFP or Licensors

But Kane was quick to perk Smith's spirits up with a little pep talk on his way to the physio's table.

According to onlookers, the England captain said: "Smithy, you're still ugly."

Smith clattered into Ben Davies in the second-half of the 0-0 draw, with players frantically signalling for medical help.

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The Bournemouth star required oxygen after being knocked out cold and was taken off on a stretcher.

The right-back had already taken a thunderous Kane free-kick to the stomach, knocking the stuffing out of him.

But just minutes later a high-speed collision with Davies left him unconscious.

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After medics darted onto the pitch, they carefully placed him on a stretcher, gave him oxygen and carried him to safety.

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