06/01/2015 // JusticeNewsFlash // (press release)
Arkansas – Reality star Josh Duggar recently responded to reports that he molested girls in his teens saying that he had “acted inexcusably.” Duggar, 27, is the oldest of the children featured on the hit television program “19 Kids and Counting” on TLC. The Duggar family is known for their strict Christian based beliefs which include not practicing birth control in a marriage.
The controversy surrounding Josh Duggar is in reference to a 2006 police report obtained by entertainment news source In Touch Weekly that details allegations that he was investigated for child molestation in Arkansas.
Duggar said in a Facebook post after the revelation was made public, “Twelve years ago, as a young teenager I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret. I hurt others, including my family and close friends.
“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.”
Duggar has since resigned from his position with the nongovernmental organization the “Family Research Council.”
The police report obtained by In Touch Weekly was ordered by a judge to be expunged who ruled it makes one of the victims identifiable.
TLC has pulled some of the episodes of “19 Kids and Counting” amid the controversy.