Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, parents of the 19 Kids and Counting brood, will answer what The Kelly File’s Megyn Kelly calls ‘the harder questions’ during an interview on Fox at 9:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday night. The topic of their interview is, of course, the sexual molestation of five underage girls–four of whom are Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar’s daughters–by their eldest son, Josh Duggar.
“There was no magic to it,” Kelly says of securing the high-profile interview. “I approached them and made the argument that I would be the best person for them to sit down with. I told them the truth, which is that I will be tough, but I will be fair. I think they know that’s my reputation.”
Soon after word broke of Josh Duggar molesting the five young girls, he, along with Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, as well as Josh’s wife Anna Duggar, all issued statements to the media, admitting that what people were reading about was, in fact, the truth.
Coverup: Josh Duggar confessed three times to sexually assaulting his sisters — and his parents still did nothing http://t.co/nGE0eGzphU
— Salon.com (@Salon) June 3, 2015
Since then, however, everyone in the Duggar family has remained mum–with everyone’s questions about the situation remaining unanswered. Megyn Kelly hopes to answer some of them tonight.
On Wednesday, we hear from Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar on their son's past molestation record. More in #5Things: http://t.co/itM87MTuAs
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) June 3, 2015
“My goal going down there is to get the story,” she explains. “A first-person account of what Josh did, who was involved, what the parents did about it, how they satisfied themselves that it had been resolved, what they did to help the victims, and to answer some of the harder questions about whether they behaved hypocritically.”
Many are likely wondering if Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar will admit which of their daughters Josh Duggar sexually molested. Common belief is that Jana Duggar, Jill Duggar Dillard, Jessa Duggar Seewald, and Jinger Duggar were the sisters involved in the molestations.
Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar have insisted they won’t speak of the details of the molestations, however.
“They do not want to talk about the details of the molestation, and I understand that as the parents of those involved, and that’s fine,” Megyn Kelly says. “I’ve been told I’m not going to get answers there.”
How Megyn Kelly scored the first interview with Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar: http://t.co/5530NzaaxO pic.twitter.com/4v7gHSMBKO
— Us Weekly (@usweekly) June 3, 2015
Will you be tuning in to The Kelly File at 9:00 tonight to see Megyn Kelly interview Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar? Do you expect people will get answers to at least some of the things they’ve questioned since word of Josh Duggar’s sexual molestation scandal hit the media?