Wildly popular podcast star Joe Rogan has yet again been slammed by his estranged family, with his second half-sister backing her family and also calling him a liar.
Rogan, 55, who hosts the Joe Rogan Experience, has on multiple occasions over the years publicly accused his father of being abusive and violent including on the show.
The renowned comedian’s father Joe Rogan senior, 80, and his half-sister Bridget Rogan Carselda, 43, have rebuffed his claims – with Carselda’s twin sister Rosa Rogan Lunelli now backing her family publicly for the first time.
Lunelli told DailyMail.com that everything that her sister and father had said was true and honest adding that her father has silently put up with the ‘ridiculous statements from Joe for years.’
‘I read that on a podcast Joe states that my father abused women and children. It made me sick. I was extremely hurt by these comments,’ she said.
‘I also read he was this big tough guy that used to beat the s**t out of people! Come on that’s just comical. Everything said so far has been a lie it doesn’t make sense.
‘All I can say is I love my father more than anything in the world he is the best!’
Popular podcast star Joe Rogan, 55, has slammed again by his estranged family, with his other half-sister, Rosa Rogan Lunelli (pictured), 43, backing her family and calling him a liar
Lunelli called her father Joe Rogan Senior (pictured with wife) a family man who went out of his way for the family growing up
Lunelli said she has a close relationship with her father and has pleaded Rogan to stop lying
The 43-year-old is married with two children a son, 14, and a daughter, eight, and works as a professional hairstylist and makeup artist.
She said it’s been difficult protecting her children from the ‘hurtful lies.’
‘I had to explain to my eldest what was being said about his grandfather because it was brought to his attention by kids and friends of his,’ she said.
‘He asked me, ‘Mom why did he say that about Papa,’ I told him, ‘I wish I knew.’ We all know it’s not true so that’s out of the question.
‘I just think maybe he is hurt or maybe he was told this by his mother. I really don’t know.’
Backing her twin sister Carselda, Lunelli, who also didn’t grow up with Rogan, said that her upbringing was very fortunate.
‘Growing up [my father] gave us the world! Literally! My sister and I are very fortunate in life. He has taught us values and hard work and love,’ she said.
‘I can’t ever remember a time my father even raised his voice to me ever. I tell my father everything. It’s crazy to hear what Joe has to say.
Rogan Sr (pictured) is beloved by his family but has been accused by his son and famed comedian Joe Rogan of being abusive and violent before he and his mother left when he was 7
Rogan Sr worked as a police officer in New Jersey, his daughter’s saying he always provided for the family
‘It’s hurtful very hurtful. Sometimes I get mad when I hear it and sometimes I feel bad for him I really don’t know what to think I don’t know him, but I do know my father and that’s one person who has been hurt enough.
Lunelli has pleaded with her half-brother to ‘throw in the towel’ questioning what he has to prove.
‘Hear the other side of the story. Be honest in life! It’s very sad. I hope soon my father and Joe can find peace. That would be a beautiful thing,’ she said.
‘I’m 43 years old and though I don’t listen to his podcast I have googled and heard some.
‘No I don’t want to get in touch with him not if he speaks about my father the way he does. Then I have no interest at all.’
When Lunelli was 19-years-old her sister Carselda wrote to Rogan trying to reconnect with their half-brother.
Carselda described the interaction as unkind and claims Rogan called her father a ‘sperm donor’ causing both sister’s to back off.
‘When I first found out about Joe yes obviously I did want to get in touch I had no reason not to want to know him better. But that was years ago,’ she said.
Lunelli’s (right) comments come after her twin sister Bridget Rogan Carselda (left), 43, spoke out defending her father
Carselda has mixed feelings about reconnecting with her half-brother after her attempt to do so when she was just 19 were rebuffed by the wildly popular media personality
Carselda (left) works and lives in North Arlington and has vehemently supported and defended her father (right) – getting a Official Public Records Act request as proof he is not violent
‘If Joe reached out it would have to be to my father and he would need to come clean and be honest with him.
‘My father is 80 years old not one bad bone in his body! He doesn’t deserve what is being said about him.’
The professional hairstylist and makeup artist has begged Rogan to provide proof of his claims.
‘All his claims are false every single one of them. That’s what disgusts me. You broadcast this poor me story,’ she said.
‘If you don’t want anything to do with your father stop taking about him. Stop the lies. Go to bed with a clear conscious stop lying to yourself and everyone else.
‘Prove it Joe because you’re speaking about someone’s husband, father, grandfather and friend and guess what it’s all lies.’
The host of the Joe Rogan Experience, has repeatedly described his father as a ‘very, very violent guy’
Rogan snr. says he wants to have a relationship with his son (pictured), despite the claims because life is too short
80-year-old Rogan Sr claims losing his son (pictured) when he was only seven was heartbreaking, saying he didn’t fight for custody in the hope of reducing his son’s trauma growing up
During an episode of the Joe Rogan Experience, Rogan told listeners about his dark childhood, remembering ‘brief, violent flashes of domestic violence.’
‘My mom and my step-dad are actually very happy, and they’ve been happy since I was seven years old’ he said.
‘It’s really weird. All my damage s*** came from my real father, before I was seven. My real father was crazy, he was like a psychotic person. He beat the f*** out of my mother, he beat the f*** out of my cousin. He picked my cousin up by his hair, dude.
‘All I remember of my dad are these brief, violent flashes of domestic violence. But I don’t want to complain about my childhood. Nothing bad ever really happened to me, I don’t hate the guy.’
Since becoming famous Rogan has referred to his father in several interviews and on-air publications that he remembers him as a violent man who ‘abandoned him’.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Rogan claimed his father also promoted toxic behavior after a fight with his cousin.
Rogan is an American UFC color commentator, podcaster, comedian, actor, and former television presenter
Rogan was born in Newark, New Jersey, and began his career in comedy in 1988 he later appeared as an actor on several television shows, including NewsRadio (pictured)
DailyMail.com has reached out to Joe Rogan for comment
‘When I was five, I had a fight with one of my cousins — punched him in the face over something stupid — and his mother was screaming to my parents, ‘Your son’s a little monster. He punched my kid in the face!’ he said.
‘My dad pulled me aside and I told him the truth of what happened. He said, ‘Did you cry?’ I said, ‘No.’ He said, ‘Good, don’t ever cry.’
‘I mean, he was happy that I punched my cousin. It was just confusing, you know? He was just a very violent, scary guy.
‘After the split, we moved to San Francisco and that was it. Never heard from him again.’
When making these claims, Rolling Stone contacted Rogan Sr. who wouldn’t respond directly to the allegations, but has since spoken out, rebuffing the claims.
Rogan is an American UFC color commentator, podcaster, comedian, actor, and former television presenter.
He hosts The Joe Rogan Experience, a podcast in which he discusses current events, comedy, politics, philosophy, science, and hobbies with a variety of guests.
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