Miranda Pacchiana Bio – Wiki
Miranda Pacchiana is the younger sister of Adam Savage. Mythbusters alum Adam Savage was accused of raping his younger sister 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.
Pacchiana is 51 years old.
Miranda Pacchiana Sexually Assaulted
TV personality Adam Savage’s sister has accused him of repeatedly raping her for years in the late 1970s.
In a lawsuit filed on Tuesday, the woman, named Miranda Pacchiana, 51, alleges that Savage abused her repeatedly between the ages of 7 and 10 years old.
She claims Savage, who was between the ages of 9 and 12 at the time, nicknamed himself the ‘raping blob’ and masked the abuse as a game.
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‘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, filed at Westchester Supreme Court, reads, according to New York Post.
Pacchiana claims the abuse took place when the siblings were growing up in Sleepy Hollow, New York. She says in the suit that Savage would prevent her from leaving the bed and anally rape her.
The New York Child Victims Act allows victims to file lawsuits against abusers during a specified one-year ‘look-back’ window, giving victims the opportunity to file cases that have already exceeded the statute of limitations.
The original deadline was extended last month to January 14 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
New York Child Victims Act
Pacchiana came forward because of the New York Child Victims Act, which allows victims to bring forward cases that originally exceeded the statutes of limitations. It slated to expire in May but was extended to January 2021 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 to coach to survivors of family abuse. Her Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn pages have since been dismantled.
In addition to being a social worker, Pacchiana is a published writer. She has written to various publications, including The Huffington Post.
In 2014, she wrote an article for the publication about listening to survivors of sexual abuse. The post was a reaction to Dylan Farrow’s allegations that her adoptive father Woody Allen sexually abused her as a child–something the famed director has long denied.
Despite Allen’s denial, Dylan Farrow has been publicly supported by her brother, journalist Ronan Farrow, and her mother, actress Mia Farrow. Pacchiana also voiced her support in the 2014 article.
“I stand behind Dylan and I call on others to do the same, no matter how uncomfortable the subject matter,” Pacchiana 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.”
Adam Savage Denied the Allegations
Savage, 52, denied the allegations, issuing a statement to the New York 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. “Adam is a good man, and I support him completely,” she told the Post. The assertion that Pacchina suffers from a mental illness is a “possible HIPAA violation,” Pacchiana’s lawyer, Jordan Merson, told the publication in response.
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.