In recent times, a number of reality show stars have opened up about being victims of childhood sex abuse, and the latest to join the list is "Duck Dynasty" star Jep Robertson.
Shortly after "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" star Mama June was accused of getting romantically involved with the person who sexually abused one of her children years earlier, Josh Duggar of "19 Kids and Counting" grabbed headlines for molesting his young sisters as a teen.
Now, Jep Robertson, who is the baby brother of the Duck Commander flock, has opened up about being abused by an older student when he was in grade school.
"I was 6 and it was on a school bus and it was an older girl," Robertson 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."
Opening up about the abuse in his new book "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."
As a result, he often skipped school and his mother thought Robertson was often sick.
Elaborating on how he survived the after effects of the ordeal, Robertson credits his wife Jessica for bringing him back to light.
"It made our relationship stronger once we talked about it," he said.