Adam Savage is reacting to accusations made by his sister.
The 52-year-old MythBusters star reacted to his sister, Miranda Pacchiana, filing a lawsuit alleging that he sexually abused her when they were children in the 1970s.
In the lawsuit, she claims that the alleged incidents occurred between 1976 and 1979, while their family was living in Sleepy Hollow, New York, when she was between 7 and 10 years old and Adam was between 9 and 12 years old.
She claims she “suffered catastrophic and lifelong injuries as a result.”
She cited “intentional infliction of emotional distress” as well as assault and battery as the lawsuit, and is seeking compensatory, punitive and exemplary damages “in such sum as a jury would find fair, adequate and just.”
Adam has reacted to the lawsuit in a statement to ET.
“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.”
He went on to say he will “fight this groundless and offensive lawsuit and work to put this to rest once and for all.”
Their mother, Karen, also released a statement, siding with Adam.
“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.”