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Why I Can't Be Objective About Adam Savage of "Mythbusters" and His Sister's Rape Allegation

Both Miranda Pacchiana and her specific allegations are compelling and credible, yet I keep looking for holes.

Warning: This article contains graphic discussions of childhood sexual abuse.

Mythbusters host Adam Savage is a harmless goofball. Mythbusters host Adam Savage raped his sister.

Is it even possible for both of these statements to be true?

The former is too deeply embedded in my head for me to really doubt it after nearly two decades of watching Adam Savage build impressive and absurd toys, costumes, and machines—charmed by his gleeful enthusiasm for nerd culture and the build process. The latter is based on credible allegations that his sister, Miranda Pacchiana, has put forth in a new lawsuit made possible by New York's Child Victims Act.

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Everyone who knew Cameron Boyce during his life described him as unfailingly kind.

The actor died unexpectedly on July 6th 2019 after suffering a seizure in his sleep. Since then, co-stars, friends, and fans alike have been grieving his loss.

At just nine years old, Boyce made his acting debut in a Panic! at the Disco music video. He soon became a household name among a certain age group thanks to his role in Jessie, a Disney Channel show that ran from 2011 to 2015. His movie credits include Mirrors, Eagle Eye with Shia LaBeouf and Grown Ups and Grown Ups 2 with Adam Sandler.

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Mia Khalifa: a New Nose, Magic Breast Milk, and the Struggle to Leave the Past Behind

The star of controversial adult videos doesn't have the option to move on

Do you remember what you were doing in October of 2014?

Without scrolling through old pictures, can you even remember what costume you wore for Halloween that year? As Mia Khalifa has recently clarified on social media and in an appearance in season 2 of Hulu's hit show Ramy, she doesn't have that issue.

She is never allowed to forget what she was doing in the fall of 2014, or what costume she wore that year, because her "fans" and haters (often the same people) won't let her—they generally act like that was the only significant time in her life. But it may be worth considering the not-so-sexy bits:

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