The Roloff household is coming collectively after Jacob Roloff claimed he was molested as a child while filming their series Little Individuals, Massive World.
The now 23-year-old TLC star took to Instagram on Tuesday, December 15, claiming he was “molested by an government subject producer” after a “lengthy grooming course of” when he was youthful.
”By revealing this, I could also be extra absolutely understood and my perspective on points similar to baby sexual abuse, baby exploitation, and the collateral prices of actuality tv could also be acquired extra clearly,” he wrote. “Though, I must add that this expertise has not solely outlined my standpoint on any of those points, nor has it outlined my worldview generally. … I proceed my very own contemplation on the voyeurism concerned in all the enterprise of actuality tv — an enormous spectacle of drama and ache and argument and invasion, with a bit pleasure sprinkled over, that viewers watch fully disassociated from the advanced people contained in the simplistic ‘characters’ they see on TV.”
TLC viewers have been watching the Roloff household, together with mother and father Matt Roloff and Amy Roloff, because the premiere of Little Individuals, Massive World in 2006. Jacob is the youngest baby of the duo, who cut up in 2016. They’re additionally mother and father of 30-year-old twins Zach and Jeremy and 27-year-old daughter Molly.
The community responded to Jacob’s submit in an announcement to Us Weekly on Wednesday, December 16: “TLC was simply knowledgeable about an alleged encounter that occurred years in the past involving a 3rd get together related to the manufacturing of Little Individuals, Massive World. We’re saddened and troubled by this very critical allegation, and TLC will work cooperatively with the authorities. Our predominant focus stays on supporting the Roloff household throughout this very tough time.”
Jacob went on to query the “physiological” results of actuality TV earlier than thanking his household, writing, “It should lastly be emphasised that each one fault lies with the predator, and no fault lies with any of my relations. I’m sure that this can be a constructive second for me, and one other step towards a brighter future.”
His spouse, Isabel Sofia Rock, reposted his message by way of Instagram Tales. “It goes with out saying that I’m extremely happy with my husband proper now,” she wrote.
The twosome wed in September 2019. Scroll by for extra reactions from the Roloff household: