Jill Dillard, nee Jill Duggar, and her sister Jessa Duggar Seewald are both victims of brother Josh’s Duggar’s sexual molestation. The 19 Kids and Counting sisters appeared on The Kelly File Wednesday night, as Megyn Kelly interviewed them along with parents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar about the Josh Duggar sexual molestation scandal.
Jessa Seewald and Jill Dillard spoke just briefly during Wednesday night’s interview. They will speak at greater length during a special episode of The Kelly File on Friday night.
The sisters appeared long enough on Wednesday’s episode to identify themselves as two of the four sisters Josh Duggar sexually molested. Eldest sister Jana Duggar and younger sister Jinger Duggar are believed to be the other two siblings he molested.
“We are victims, they can’t do this to us,” Jill Dillard said, crying. She was speaking of the attention focused on her and the 19 Kids and Counting family that has been constant since word of Josh Duggar’s past hit the media nearly two weeks ago.
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“The system that was set up to protect kids, both those who make stupid mistakes or have problems like this in their life and the ones that are affected by those choices. It’s greatly failed,” Jessa Duggar Seewald said.
Jill Duggar Dillard was far more distraught during her brief time on the air Wednesday night than sister Jessa. The young mom–married almost a year now–had difficulty speaking to the Fox cameras.
Jessa Duggar Seewald made it quite clear she doesn’t want her brother called a child molester.
“I’m like, that is so overboard and a lie really,” she said. “I mean, people get mad at me for saying that but I can say this because I was one of the victims.”
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Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar answered Megyn Kelly’s questions and hopefully eased minds about the way they handled the Josh Duggar situation. They bot sought counsel from within their church and took Josh Duggar and the sisters he victimized to an accredited clinical therapist.
Will you be tuning in on Friday to hear the rest of Megyn Kelly’s interview with Jessa Seewald and Jill Dillard? It will be interesting to learn what else the 19 Kids and Counting sisters have to say about their lives in the years since they were victimized.