Duggar sisters Jill Duggar Dillard and Jessa Duggar Seewald told Fox’s Megyn Kelly during their interview on The Kelly File Friday evening that their brother Josh Duggar made ‘bad choices.’
The 19 Kids and Counting siblings are two of Josh Duggar’s admitted victims of sexual molestations that took place when the sisters–now 24 and 22–were 12 and ‘nine or 10,’ respectively.
“I was one of the victims so I can speak out,” Jill Duggar told Fox. “In Josh’s case, he was a boy, young boy in puberty, and a little too curious about girls and that got him into some trouble,” she said. “And he made some bad choices, but really the extent of it was mild inappropriate touching on fully clothed victims. Most of it while girls were sleeping.”
“We didn’t even know about it until he went and confessed it to our parents,” the older of the two Duggar sisters added. She said what happened to her was “very mild compared to what happened to some.”
Josh Duggar of TLC's "19 Kids and Counting" molested four of his sisters, his parents tell Fox News http://t.co/mYai7L96Pl
— The New York Times (@nytimes) June 4, 2015
On Wednesday, in the first part of Megyn Kelly’s interview with the 19 Kids and Counting family members, parents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar explained their side of things. They said Josh Duggar came to him when he committed these acts, and admitted to what he had done. Two other Duggar sisters were his victims as well. Many suspect Jana Duggar–the oldest of all the Duggar sisters–as well as Jinger Duggar, who is now 21, were among his victims. Josh Duggar also sexually molested one underage girl who wasn’t part of the 19 Kids and Counting family.
Jessa Duggar Seewald told Megyn Kelly on Friday night that Josh Duggar was a different person when he returned from counseling.
Duggar sisters Jill and Jessa say brother Josh was "a little too curious about girls" http://t.co/viKDbRLaWQ pic.twitter.com/CxjAr1MhHR
— Huffington Post (@HuffingtonPost) June 6, 2015
“I think by the time that…the report was made and everything, it was very obvious to everyone, us and our family, friends, officials that Josh was a completely changed person,” she said. “He had not gone down that path for years. He was humble before God, before us, before the officials that were involved.”
Jessa and Jill Duggar's Megyn Kelly interview: 9 biggest revelations http://t.co/Bcsgd4JR1n
— Us Weekly (@usweekly) June 6, 2015
Do you think the Duggar sisters are underestimating the seriousness of what Josh Duggar did to them by referring to his actions ‘bad choices?’ Or has the media blown the scenario way out of proportion, targeting the entire 19 Kids and Counting family for something that should have remained a family matter only?