Here is Pat's response:
Pat Robertson: Jonathan, I think the thing to do is let that thing rest. Good grief! Your mother assaulted you? It's hard to believe.I could entertain the question of whether or not to contact the police after all of these years. It's difficult to make these types of charges stick after 10 or 15 years. Plus, a lot of people do not want to re-live the trauma to childhood abuse.
Terry Meeuwsen: It happens. It happens.
Pat Robertson: It's so rare. In any event, she's your mother! I mean, you've got to love her. Pray that she might find the Lord and then God will forgive her for that and you should forgive her too.
You're gonna charge her and ask for her to be put in jail? Now that you're in your late 20s? Of course not!
But that does not mean that you forgive your abuser. And you certainly do not allow her any access to your children! Hopefully, there are no other siblings or grandchildren in the picture. If so, then Jonathan really needs to say something to protect this latest generation of family members from harm.
You can watch the entire clip here.