Josh Duggar admittedly committed some heinous acts as a teenager. The 19 Kids and Counting star sexually molested five underage females--four of whom are his own sisters.
Fox News has confirmed that Megyn Kelly will interview Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar for airing on The Kelly File on Wednesday, June 3rd at 9:00 p.m. ET. In addition, a second portion of the interview will be filmed at the 19 Kids and Counting family's home in Springdale, Arkansas. This will air during a special one-hour episode of The Kelly File on Friday, June 5th.
How much do you suppose Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar will divulge about Josh Duggar? Will they continue to preach forgiveness and to minimize what their son did?
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Josh Duggar issued a statement when word broke that his long-kept cover had been blown.
"I confessed this to my parents who took several steps to help me address the situation. We spoke with the authorities where I confessed my wrongdoing, and my parents arranged for me and those affected by my actions to receive counseling," Josh said. "I understood that if I continued down this wrong road that I would end up ruining my life."
Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar issued a joint statement at the same time.
"When Josh was a young teenager, he made some very bad mistakes, and we were shocked. We had tried to teach him right from wrong. That dark and difficult time caused us to seek God like never before," they said.
What neither Josh Duggar nor Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar has commented on is the impact Josh Duggar's actions no doubt had on his victims. Many have speculated that sisters Jana Duggar, Jill Duggar Dillard, Jessa Duggar Seewald, and Jinger Duggar are the siblings Josh Duggar sexually molested several years ago. How have his actions affected their lives?
Will you be tuning in to hear Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar discuss their son Josh Duggar and his heinous actions?
TLC is up in the air as to how they'll handle upcoming episodes of 19 Kids and Counting. There is some speculation that they will cancel the show and air a spinoff--2 Brides and Their Grooms--starring Jill Duggar Dillard, Jessa Duggar Seewald, and their husbands instead. Advertisers have already withdrawn from 19 Kids and Counting.
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Will those advertisers be watching Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar closely during their interviews with Megyn Kelly?
You can likely bet big bucks on that.