LPBW Alum Jacob Roloff Accuses Show Executive of Molesting Him as a Child
Jacob Roloff, the youngest son of Amy and Matt Roloff, recently revealed the alleged abuse he encountered while working with his family on "Little People, Big World."
Jacob Roloff left the popular show in 2019. On December 15, he took to Instagram to come forward with his story of sexual abuse. He said that Chris Cardamone molested him.
Cardamone was the former producer of the TLC series. He worked on the show from 2007 to 2010. According to Jacob, he opened up about the experience now with the goal that he can keep on healing.
"I do not expect to provide details of this encounter at any point publicly. I do hope he is never allowed around children again," wrote Jacob, who tied the knot with wife Isabel Sofia Rock in 2019.
The reality star added that he initially started thinking about going public in November 2015 when producer Cardamone texted him years after the alleged abuse.
"I may be more fully understood, and my perspective on issues such as child sexual abuse, child exploitation, and the collateral costs of reality television may be received more clearly," he wrote.
For years, Jacob quarreled with his brother, Jeremy Roloff, and his wife, Audrey.
Jacob noted that he did not speak out sooner because a child must process and that he needed silence and time. He was only nine years of age when their family series premiered in March 2006.
Numerous fans of TLC took to the comments section of Jacob's bombshell statement. They told the star that they felt sorry he encountered such trauma as a youngster.
For years, Jacob quarreled with his brother, Jeremy Roloff, and his wife, Audrey. In June, they had an explosive fight online. They clashed over their conservative views since their marriage in 2014.
Back in 2016, Jacob took to social media to slam the series, writing that it was making up scenes for the sake of drama. He also revealed that his family is nothing like what is shown on TV.
A year earlier, Jacob alluded on social media to missing out on the cash he made from "Little People, Big World" when he was a minor. However, he did not elaborate at the time.
In 2018, Jacob released a book called "Verbing." In the book, the star writes that filming the TLC series caused him a great deal of apprehension, mainly when dealing with his family.
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