Sig Hansen’s Daughter Claims She Relives Dad’s Alleged Sex Abuse Through His TV Fame

Mar. 23 2017, Published 10:01 a.m. ET

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More than 25 years after Sig Hansen’s estranged daughter claims he sexually abused her, the alleged victim insists she still suffers constant torment, can report.

According to Washington court documents exclusively obtained by, Melissa Eckstrom, 28, says she relives her alleged childhood nightmare every time she turns on the TV and fears viewing her famous father’s face.

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“While my father has become successful in his media career, and is on television seemingly daily, this has only served to further exacerbate my pain and trauma,” Eckstrom writes in a November 2016 declaration as part of the civil lawsuit against The Deadliest Catch star, 50.

“Namely, not a day goes by it seems where I am not reminded and reliving the trauma of being sexually molested by my father due to the fact that he is frequently in the media. Moreover, I am even afraid to change channels on my television out of fear of seeing him as it always reminds me what happened, and is painful even to this day.”

Eckstrom claims she not only suffers nightmares, but has battled eating disorders, depression and suicidal thoughts as the result of the alleged abuse, which she says occurred when she was just 2 years old in 1990.

As previously reported, the Seattle attorney, who has been estranged from her father since childhood, submitted medical files and police reports allegedly providing damning evidence against Hansen.

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“Daddy put his finger in my potty pot,” the little girl, Eckstrom’s mother Lisa told cops in April 1990.

However, Hansen has vehemently denied all of the shocking accusations.

“I’m a pretty plain-spoken guy, and to me, this is nothing more than a shakedown,” he said in a statement to earlier this week. “The allegations are completely false, rehashed lies my ex-wife Lisa Eckstrom used nearly 30 years ago to take away my daughter, and has continued to try to use to extort money from me.”

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