Jep Robertson, of Duck Dynasty fame, revealed during an interview with ET that he was molested by a much older student when he was 6 years old.
Robertson, who is the youngest son of the reality TV stars Kay and Phil Robertson, said he was forced to touch an older girl under her shirt and to pull down his trousers on the school bus.
"Back then the high school students would ride on the same bus as the grade school," the father of four said. "It was a lot of things took place—scary stuff. It was tough." The 37-year-old revealed the painful experience as his book with wife Jessica is scheduled to be released.
Robertson added: "I think I tried to bury it so deep, that I kind of forgot about it for a good while."
According to the Daily Mail, Robertson wrote about the painful experience in The Good, the Bad, and the Grace of God: What Honesty and Pain Taught Us About Faith, Family, and Forgiveness, out 23 June.
"She'd take my hands and push them up under her shirt and tell me I was tickling her," he wrote. "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."
The reality TV star said he began to pretend he was sick to skip school and the school bus. Robertson said he was too embarrassed to tell his family what was going on, but was eventually able to tell them.
"I think we as a family just stuck together and prayed a lot," Robertson said. According to the Daily Mail, he suggested fellow Christian reality TV family, the Duggars, follow suit.
The revelation comes just weeks after Josh Duggar, of 19 Kids and Counting, admitted to molesting five girls, including four of his sisters, as a teenager. Robertson said that the family can weather scrutiny by the media if they stay together.
"At some point I think ooh got to get a tough skin and no matter what anybody says about you, you just got to be like, 'We're just going to keep doing what we do.'"