Little People, Big World’s Roloff family rallies around Jacob after claims he was molested by show producer d
JACOB Roloff has received a wave of support on social media from family members after he claimed a Little People, Big World producer molested him as a child.
The 23-year-old made shocking accusations on Tuesday that he was sexually abused while filming the TLC series in his younger years and it still remains a “traumatic memory.”
After the reality star-turned-writer came forward in an emotional Instagram post, several of his closest loved ones rallied to express their pride.
His wife, Isabel Rock, wrote: "Proud to know you, proud to love you, proud to be your wife."
Dad, Matt Roloff, commented on his son’s page: “Love you Jacob George Roloff… very proud!”
While mom, Amy, added: “I love you forever and always Jacob.
“I am proud of you. Now you don’t have to feel alone and carry this around anymore.”
Sister-in-law, Tori, who’s married to his brother, Zach Roloff, said: “Love you, George,” - referring to the star’s middle name.
Jacob also received support from his other sister-in-law, Audrey, whom he’s feuded with in the past over political differences.
“‘Asking harder preliminary questions.’ Love that line. Hate that you had to live through this Jacob.
“We love you and are [here] for you,” Jeremy Roloff’s wife wrote with a heart.
Yesterday, Jacob - who parted ways with the series when he turned 18 after questioning crew members' “personal agendas” - opened up about his claim he was sexually abused as a minor.
The Oregon native 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, Chris Cardamone.”
Chris, now 44, served as a senior producer on the long running program for 134 episodes between 2007-2010.
During this time frame, Jacob was between the ages of 10 to 13 years old, while the man he accused of molesting him would have been in his 30’s.
He went on to say he does not plan to provide details of this encounter publicly but he does hope the alleged predator will “never be allowed around children again.”
“It must be finally emphasized that all fault lies with the predator and no fault lies with any of my family members,” he concluded the emotional essay.
The show's network, TLC, commented on the alleged abuse Jacob faced and said they will work with authorities moving forward.
The statement to Us Weekly read: “TLC was just informed about an 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.”
Chris and Jacob did not respond to requests for comment when contacted by The Sun.
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The Sun can exclusively confirm that Chris was charged with two counts of lewd acts with a minor child by force or fear, one count of lewd and lascivious acts with a minor child and two counts of endangerment of a child in 2008.
He was sentenced in December 2010 in the case, and it is unclear if the charges were related to Jacob's accusations.
It is also unclear if he was sentenced on all, or only some of these charges.