As we still learn more about the Duggars’ sexual abuse scandal, another reality star has come forward to admit his own experience with abuse — as a victim. Duck Dynasty‘s Jep Robertson is currently promoting the book he co-wrote with his wife, Jessica, in which he reveals an experience he had when he was six years old at the hands of a high school-age girl on his school bus. He said it took him a long time to admit it to his parents because he felt so embarrassed.
In The Good, the Bad, and the Grace of God: What Honesty and Pain Taught Us About Faith, Family, and Forgiveness, Robertson wrote:
“An older girl started sitting next to me. She seemed sweet at first. She’d come sit beside me, like a motherly figure almost. I remember her being sweet and taking care of me. I liked to sit in the back so she’d come sit with me…
“After a while the girl started doing strange things. She’d take my hands and push them up under her shirt and tell me I was tickling her. Then she started making me pull down my pants. It was awkward. I didn’t know what was going on, but I knew something wasn’t right.”
The abuse traumatized him so much that he would feign sickness to stay home from school and avoid coming into contact with this girl. He was afraid to tell his parents, not just because he was embarrassed, but because he “didn’t want [his] mom and dad to think they did anything wrong.” Poor kid.
Robertson also says he found solace in Jessica when he met her, and was able to start healing. He said he couldn’t look at girls without being a bit weirded out, which is understandable.
No matter what you think about the Duck Dynasty guys, or the insane things Phil Robertson says in public where normal people can hear him, no kid deserves to be molested or ashamed of themselves if they are. It’s always sad when people end up with warped views about vaginas.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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From ‘DuckTales’ To ‘G.I. Joe’: These ’80s Cartoon Theme Songs Will Never Leave Your Head
by Chris Cummins
The 1980s was a boom time for kid’s TV thanks to an FCC deregulation ruling that allowed series based on toy products. All of a sudden, the floodgates were open and soon G.I. Joe, M.A.S.K., Transformers, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, and other shows inspired by toy lines were on store shelves. To quote Ray Liotta in Goodfellas, “it was a glorious time.”
What helped make these series so memorable were the theme songs that told young viewers about what they were going to see in the catchiest way imaginable. As a result, the decade is responsible for some of the best-loved themes in cartoon history. As we all bask in the first glimpse of the new DuckTales (which needs to only gently update its theme), let’s look back at the best of the best.