"Little People, Big World" star Jacob Roloff says he was sexually abused by a producer on the TLC reality series.
Jake is the youngest child of Amy and Matt Roloff, who both have dwarfism.
In a lengthy Instagram post Tuesday, Roloff claimed that he was molested by former producer Chris Cardamone while starring on "Little People, Big World" with his family.
Roloff, now 23, wrote: "It is often much easier to think about things than it is to talk about them, and so this disclosure has been delayed, but through that delay, I have found the fortitude and words. As a child, after what I realize now was a long grooming process, I was molested by an executive field producer for 'Little People, Big World.'"
Although Roloff said he doesn't plan to "provide details of this encounter," the child star said he hopes Cardamone is "never allowed around children again."
In a statement, TLC said it just learned of the "alleged encounter that occurred years ago involving a third party connected to the production of 'Little People, Big World.'"
"We are saddened and troubled by this very serious allegation, and TLC will work cooperatively with the authorities. Our main focus remains on supporting the Roloff family during this very difficult time."
Source: USA Today.
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