Search Search. Menu Sections. He is also the former partner of actress Tilda Swinton, with whom he has two children. Born in Scotland, his family are originally Irish, and last week Byrne revealed that he is the child of an incestuous relationship between his mother, Alice McShane, and her father Patrick - meaning that John's father is also his grandfather. It's traditional, and nobody speaks about it. Quite apart from the creepy suggestion that incest is "traditional" here, just "what they do in Ireland", John, who says he initially hated his grandfather on hearing the story of his origins but then came to love him, is pitching the relationship as a loving and, therefore, presumably consensual one.
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However, when a grandparent abuses their close relationship to a child, as one year-old Montana man did, it can be one of the most disgusting and heinous crimes imaginable. Mikeal Shane Pruett, 55, has been arrested last June after his year-old granddaughter became pregnant with his child. She gave birth to the incestuous baby in August. Pruett went through the legal system and was found guilty of these extremely disgusting crimes.
'Mother's intense love led to my grandfather also being my dad'
Dear Readers: Several weeks ago, I ran a letter from "Samantha in Denver," who said that she had been sexually abused by her father as a child. When Samantha told her mother about the abuse, her mother didn't believe her. Now a wife and mother, Samantha said that she still loved her father, but she wondered if her children were safe when they spent nights at their grandfather's house.
The following article was submitted to JCW by a survivor of incest. JCW has been working to assist the survivor and her family. She asked that it be published anonymously.