A star of one of reality television's most famous families has broken his silence about a disturbing event. Jacob Roloff, the youngest son of the Roloff family on the TLC series Little People, Big World, has alleged that he was a victim of a heinous crime when he appeared on the program as a child.
Jacob Roloff took to Instagram with a lengthy statement, in which he named the alleged perpetrator as a former field producer for Little People, Big World and explained his reasons for coming forward. Read part of the statement below:
The man mentioned in the statement, Chris Cardamone, was a field producer for Little People, Big World from 2007-2010. Jacob Roloff left the series back in 2016 and has since been vocal about his distaste for the reality television experience and that producers created unnecessary tension in the family.
The former Little People, Big World cast member has received an outpouring of support from the internet, but with any situation like this, there can always be doubters. Jacob Roloff seemed to try and get out ahead of that discussion in his statement, where he continued with some of the common questions asked when situations like these occur.
TLC has since responded to the statement to Us Weekly, saying the network was "saddened and troubled" by the allegation and wished to focus on "supporting the Roloff family during this very difficult time." As for the accused, Chris Cardamone was not a direct employee of the network and according to IMDB has not worked in television since 2014.
As for how the Roloff family has responded, his immediate family (minus Jacob's wife Isabel) has been silent on social media for at least a few days. Jacob Roloff took a chance to address his family in the statement, and that he does not believe they are responsible for what happened.
Time will tell how TLC will respond further to these claims, and how it may impact Little People, Big World going forward. It's unclear what the statute of limitations would be on the alleged crime, and what can be done by the network to ensure something like this doesn't happen again.
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