'19 Kids and Counting:' Jim Bob Duggar's Brother-in-Law (Amy Duggar's Dad) Sued for Spreading Genital Herpes

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The 19 Kids and Counting gang simply can't catch a break. The Duggar family now has a new sex-related scandal to deal with in addition to Josh Duggar's sexual molestation scandal. No, nothing new has happened, but as with the Josh Duggar situation, a long-ago mistake has come back to rear its ugly head.

The year was 1991 and the state was Arkansas. The players involved Jim Bob Duggar's brother-in-law and a woman whose identity hasn't been disclosed. It seems Terry Jordan--singer Amy Duggar's dad--engaged in sexual intercourse with this woman and passed along a very unwanted gift--that of genital herpes. The woman filed suit against Jordan, claiming he not only left her with the incurable STD, but never mentioned she was at risk of contracting it from him. She suffered both outbreaks of genital herpes as well as "extreme emotional distress," according to RadarOnline.

The woman was seeking a one million dollar settlement. The lawsuit was dismissed about a year later when the woman refused to answer medical questions attorneys for Jordan asked.

In the meantime, however, Jim Bob Duggar's brother-in-law said he had no clue he'd been infected with genital herpes, but he also refused to take a blood test at that time.

This STD debacle was no doubt brought back out into the media to cause even more shame for the 19 Kids and Counting family. Even though Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar--as well as Jessa Duggar Seewald and Jill Duggar Dillard--went on TV to answer questions about the Josh Duggar case, it surely proved embarrassing for all involved.

Some people want the 19 Kids and Counting family to disappear, and they hope TLC cancels 19 Kids and Counting as a result of the Josh Duggar sexual molestation scandal. Do you think those same folks are hoping that this latest STD scandal will weigh on TLC as they make their decision?

It wouldn't seem as though the 19 Kids and Counting gang could be blamed for something Jim Bob Duggar's brother-in-law--who was an adult at the time--did 24 years ago.

Do you think the Duggar family will wind up paying for this scandal?

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.

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