Discovery Channel is standing by Sig Hansen of “Deadliest Catch” after the Alaskan crab boat captain’s estranged daughter accused him of sexual abuse as a toddler.”A court reviewed the facts 25 years of time ago and found there was no merit to the allegations,” a representative for the show told Fox News. “Out of respect for the family and all those involved, we will refrain from commenting any further. This does not impact the show.”Hansen’s daughter, Melissa Eckstrom, now a 28-year-old family law lawyer in Seattle, contends in a lawsuit in that she battled depression, eating disorders, suicidal thoughts and other trauma. She moreover claims in that she still harbors memories of her father’s abuse of her as a 2-year-old in 1990.FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK FOR MORE FOX ENTERTAINMENT NEWSHansen has reportedly denied the allegations and called the lawsuit “completely frivolous.”The case now hangs in legal limbo while the state Court of Appeals decides whether a King County judge’s ruling in that would allow it to go to trial is legally sound. The- appeals court’s decision could shape legal precedent in Washington for determining whether victims of alleged childhood sex abuse can pursue claims as adults, even though such abuse allegations have been adjudicated in prior civil proceedings.
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