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Amid molestation allegations, Duggar family announces exclusive interview with Fox News.

With their popular television program yanked from TLC’s schedule this month and advertisers sprinting for cover in the midst of child molestation allegations, the Duggar family announced that they’ll be sitting down with Fox News reporter Megyn Kelly next week. “Next week we will sit down with Megyn Kelly on Fox News to share our hearts with you about the pain that we walked through as a family twelve years ago, the tears we all shed and the forgiveness that was given,” Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar wrote. The famously conservative Duggars seemed to be models of wholesome family life, but son Josh was hiding a dark past: He allegedly molested five young girls as a teen.Fox News Channel’s Megyn Kelly will conduct an exclusive sit-down interview with the parents of reality star Josh Duggar, who has been hit by allegations that he sexually assaulted his younger sisters and another girl.

In a separate press release, Fox News confirmed the sit-down interview, which is scheduled to air during “The Kelly File” on Wednesday, June 3, at 9 p.m. Many of the residents in Washington County, Arkansas, are reeling from a scandal that has put them – and their most famous residents – under a microscope. According to TMZ, TLC is close to cutting the show – which has been running since 2008, previously called both 17 and 18 Kids and Counting – with advertisers being one aspect influencing their decision. There are few inside the Duggars’ county without an opinion about the explosive reveal that Michelle and Jim Bob’s eldest child Josh was investigated as a teen for the alleged molestation of five underage girls.

In a statement released by Fox, the network said Kelly will speak with the Duggar parents about molestation allegations brought against their oldest son, Josh Duggar, that occurred 12 years ago. The reactions are wide-ranging: One young mother, while herding her two small children in the parking lot of a Walmart, tells PEOPLE of Josh: “I think he should rot in Hell!” Meanwhile, friends of the Duggars remain as unfailingly supportive as Josh’s parents and wife, Anna, have been since the scandal broke. ET Last week, Josh Duggar and his parents issued statements about the allegations, which date back to 2002, referring to the incidents as a “dark and difficult time” that brought them closer to God. According to a 2006 police report published by In Touch, Josh Duggar, now a married 27-year-old with three children, sexually molested five girls as far back as 2002, when Duggar was 14 years old. I hurt others, including my family and close friends.” He continued: “I confessed this to my parents who took several steps to help me address the situation.

TLC later pulled all current episodes of the hit show ‘19 Kids and Counting’ from the air, though the network has yet to outright cancel the series. We appreciate the outpouring of love and prayers for our family at this time.” Reruns of 19 Kids were pulled from TLC last week after a magazine revealed sexual molestation allegations against the Duggar’s eldest son Josh, now 27. Duggar, his wife, Anna, and their three children live in Washington, where Duggar worked as executive director of FRC Action, the nonprofit lobbying arm of the Family Research Council. The now-married man, with a fourth child on the way, released a statement to PEOPLE that said, “Twelve years ago, as a young teenager, I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret.

Who’s teaching them?” During the holidays, Trammell adds, hers was the only one of the neighbors’ houses serenaded with Christmas carols by the Duggars. It makes other Christians who try to live by the Book look bad,” says Page Kale, 26, a wife and mother of two. “I think a lot of people are super embarrassed,” says a Fayetteville TV executive, 38. “I wish people wouldn’t think of this as the first thing when they hear about Fayetteville. You need to get the story while it can be told,” she said, echoing what the residents of Washington County have also believed about the connection between Josh’s childhood isolation from his peers and the alleged acts of molestation. “The best thing to do is to tell the truth about it get help,” Wyatt said. “Teenagers who have been isolated from their peers may be more likely to act out sexually, the abuser is trying to make themselves feel better.

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