‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Says He Was Sexually Assaulted By Older Girl

Kaitlan Collins White House Correspondent
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Jep Robertson, one of the stars of “Duck Dynasty,” is now saying he was sexually abused when he was six years old.

In the book he co-wrote with his wife,”The Good, the Bad, and the Grace of God: What Honesty and Pain Taught Us About Faith, Family, and Forgiveness,” Robertson recounts the experience.

“I was 6 and it was on a school bus and it was an older girl,” Jep told Entertainment Tonight. “Back then the high school students would ride on the same bus as the grade school. There was this girl there that was just real mean…I don’t know, but it was a lot of things took place—scary stuff. It was tough.”

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“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,” Robertson said. “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.” (RELATED: Jessa Duggar: ‘My Brother Is Not A Rapist’)

Robertson said he didn’t tell his parents for years because he was embarrassed.

“I didn’t want to go to school. I had a lot of absences. My mom always thought I was sick and there was definitely other reasons I didn’t want to go to school. I think for a while I just tried to bury it so deep that I kind of forgot about it for a while.” (RELATED: Police Report: Sister Was 5 When Josh Duggar Molested Her)