19 Kids and Counting Episodes Pulled From TLC Schedule Amid Josh Duggar …

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19 Kids and Counting Episodes Pulled From TLC Schedule Amid Josh Duggar Molestation Allegations, Apology.

The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, which obtained the offense report before its destruction, reports Duggar was accused of fondling five girls in 2002 and 2003. TLC has pulled episodes of family reality show 19 Kids and Counting from its schedule amid resurfaced allegations that cast member allegedly molested five underage girls when he was a teenager.

FILE – In this Aug. 29, 2014, file photo, Josh Duggar, executive director of FRC Action, speaks in favor the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Arkansas. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File) (Danny Johnston) LITTLE ROCK, Ark.Since Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar invited cameras into their lives in 2008, viewers have seen the TLC stars through courtships, new additions and no shortage of controversy. Duggar issued an apology Thursday on Facebook for unspecified bad behavior as a youth and resigned his role as executive director for FRC Action, the tax-exempt legislative action arm of the Washington-based Family Research Council. “I would do anything to go back to those teen years and take different actions,” Duggar wrote. “In my life today, I am so very thankful for God’s grace, mercy and redemption.” Springdale Police began investigating Duggar in 2006 when officers were alerted to a letter containing the allegations that was found in a book lent by a family friend to someone else. The 27-year-old on Thursday issued a public apology, saying that 12 years ago, as a “young teenager,” he “acted inexcusably.” He did not directly address the allegations, first reported by In Touch magazine on Thursday, along with what it said was a scan of a 2006 Arkansas police report. His own father, Jim Bob, turned him into Arkansas police in 2006 after he caught his son leaving a young girl’s bedroom and “learned something inappropriate happened,” a source told In Touch. “No one needs to defend Josh’s actions as a teenager, but the fact that he confessed his sins to those he harmed, sought help, and has gone forward to live a responsible and circumspect life as an adult is testament to his family’s authenticity and humility,” Huckabee wrote.

In a statement, the channel said it was “deeply saddened and troubled by this heartbreaking situation, and our thoughts and prayers are with the family and victims at this difficult time.” The statement didn’t elaborate. According to the police report, after Jim Bob Duggar reported the alleged abuse in 2006, Josh was investigated for sexual assault in the fourth degree. On Thursday, Jill – who is married to Derick Dillard and recently gave birth to her baby boy Israel David – posted a picture of herself and Jessa smiling at their home. ‘So glad to spend the day with my sista!’ she wrote, while many fans filled the comments section with sympathetic messages for the girls dealing with the scandal. Zimmerman didn’t return a request for comment on Friday. “The judge ordered us yesterday to expunge that record,” Lewis said, adding that similar records are typically kept indefinitely. “As far as the Springdale Police Department is concerned this report doesn’t exist.” Several Arkansas Republicans have rallied behind the Duggar family, which is still engaged in state politics.

That dark and difficult time caused us to seek God like never before.’ Their statement continues, ‘Even though we would never choose to go through something so terrible, each one of our family members drew closer to God. ‘ After a few more sentences thanking religion in their lives and admitting they are not perfect, they end; ‘We hope somehow the story of our journey – the good times and the difficult times – cause you to see the kindness of God and learn that He can bring you through anything.’ Most surprising of the statement released on Thursday was that from his pregnant wife Anna, currently expecting the couple’s fourth child, who claimed she felt ‘shock’ when she first found out. ‘I was surprised at his openness and humility and at the same time didn’t know why he was sharing it. 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,” he added. “I sought forgiveness from those I had wronged and asked Christ to forgive me and come into my life.

The expanding Duggar family has fueled the conversation about high-risk pregnancies and whether or not there’s a such thing as having too many children. Daughter Josie weighed just 1 lb., 6 oz., at birth because Michelle suffered a rare condition during pregnancy that causes high blood pressure. “Every child deserves to be excited they are a part of life,” Michelle said in 2011 after revealing she was pregnant with her 20th child, the late Jubilee, at 45 years old, following Josie’s premature birth.

She and his parents also issued statements in wake of the scandal. “At that point and over the next two years, Josh shared how the counseling he received changed his life as he continued to do what he was taught,” she said. “And when you, our sweet fans, first met me when Josh asked me to marry him…I was able to say, ‘Yes’ knowing who Josh really is—someone who had gone down a wrong path and had humbled himself before God and those whom he had offended.” Josh and Anna Duggar Tweeted their support for the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which allows individuals and corporations to act on their religious convictions without repercussion from the government. In their book Growing Up Duggar, the family’s four eldest daughters – Jana, Jill, Jessa and Jinger – shed light on their secret to finding true love: courtship.

Detailing the difference between dating and courtship, they wrote, “We want to get acquainted with a young man in a normal family setting, where we’ll be watching how he treats our brothers and sisters.” The family’s specific style of finding that special somebody calls for equally specific rules – including this biggie: No hand-holding until engagement and no kissing until marriage.

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