Hi dad! Sarah Monahan reveals she now lives a simple life on a Texas ranch… but refuses to reveal her location for fear that her pedophile co-star Robert Hughes will track her down
Hi dad! Star Sarah Monahan has revealed that she currently lives a simple life on a sprawling Texas ranch, having dreamed of moving there since she was a child.
The Australian actress, 45, told New Idea on Monday that she and her husband Matt had set up camp in an old Winnebago and 1972 Airstream caravan on a 40-acre ranch, having previously lived on a boat moored in Florida.
In the same interview, Sarah said she refused to reveal the exact location of her peaceful haven, in fear of her former Hey Dad! his co-star and convicted pedophile Robert Hughes may be tracking him down.
Happy: Hey Dad! star Sarah Monahan, 45, (pictured) has revealed that she currently lives a simple life on a sprawling Texas ranch, having dreamed of moving there since she was a child. Last week’s photo
“He’ll probably be out soon – I don’t want him to know where I live,” she said of Hughes, now 73, who harassed her behind the scenes of the TV sitcom.
Hughes played Sarah’s father on screen on the show from 1987 to 1994.
He was six years old when he joined the cast.
Hughes was jailed for a maximum of 10 years and nine months in 2014 after a jury found him guilty on 10 counts of sexual and indecent acts against four girls in the 1980s and 1990s.
Abuse: Sarah (center, front) was a victim of pedophile Robert Hughes (left, front) on the set of Hey Dad!, which began airing in 1987
The actor, who has renounced his Australian citizenship and faces immediate deportation to his home country of England upon release, was denied parole in 2020 and 2021.
It was reported in February 2022 that he would remain in prison for child sex offences after his parole decision was delayed.
Hughes continued to defend his innocence, insisting he was the victim of false accusations.
Home: Sarah revealed she will return to Australia later this year to attend her parole hearing as she and her other victims fear she will be released. Pictured on set with Hughes
His six-year non-parole period ends in 2020 and his sentence ends on January 6, 2025.
Sarah revealed she will return to Australia later this year to attend her parole hearing, as she and her other victims fear she will be released.
‘We’ve never done it… The other girls and I will because we thought they would let it out this time,’ she said.
Home: Sarah and her husband Matt have set up camp in an old Winnebago and 1972 Airstream caravan on a 40-acre ranch in Texas, having previously lived on a boat moored in Florida
Living her life: Sarah takes a photo on her farm with her beloved dog, Teddy
“I wanted him to see that I wasn’t actually afraid of him. I wasn’t nervous about doing it. I think I used to be, but I’m not today.’
Elsewhere in the interview, Sarah revealed that she misses her home country of Australia and would love to return home in the future if she could ‘get a job and be able to live in Sydney’.
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Quiet life: Sarah describes her life in Texas as ‘peaceful’