Ryan Reynolds Is Following the Josh Duggar Molestation Scandal

26 May 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Anna Duggar Shared Cryptic Quote About Forgiveness Days Before Josh Duggar Molestation Allegations Surfaced.

A video of Josh Duggar making a joke about two of his siblings going on a “double date” has resurfaced following sexual molestation claims against the 19 Kids & Counting reality star.

Last week, the 27-year-old “19 Kids and Counting” star issued a Facebook apology confirming tabloid reports he was investigated as a teen for child molestation. Michael Seewald, the father of Jessa’s husband, Ben, believes the Duggar family have been unfairly victimized by a scandal that ‘had been laid to rest well over a decade ago’. As the scandal surrounding the family continues to unfold, this clip from the TLC reality show (back when it was still called “17 Kids and Counting”) has resurfaced.

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. I hurt others, including my family and close friends,” Duggar wrote on Facebook after the news broke. “I confessed this to my parents who took several steps to help me address the situation. Also on Friday, Arkansas police said they had destroyed a record outlining a nearly decade-old investigation into Duggar, a day after the 27-year-old resigned his role with a prominent conservative Christian group amid reports about the allegations. The eldest Duggar son, 27, responded to the allegations on Thursday, apologizing for his past transgressions. “Twelve years ago, as a young teenager, I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret. The movie they had chosen to watch had an 18 rating, meaning his sister Jinger Dugger, who had been designated chaperone (in accordance with Duggar family rules about no solo dates pre-marriage), was too young to attend. “We chose Jana and John David – we thought why not, have a double date,” Josh says to the camera, looking jovial.

The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, which obtained the offence report before its destruction, reports Duggar was accused of fondling five girls in 2002 and 2003. Several petitions on Change.org call for the cancellation of the TV series about the devout Duggar clan: parents Michelle and Jim Bob and their nine daughters and 10 sons (all of whom have names beginning with the letter “J”).

Bart Hester (right) said that Springdale police chief Kathy O’Kelley (left) should be fired and potentially face criminal charges Seewald wrote a blogspot on his website called Grace Greater Than Our Sins, in which he defended the way Duggar family handled the molestation incident. The video clip then cuts to what appears to be him having a laugh with producers of the show. “We are from Arkansas, no?” he adds, with a huge smile on his face.

Fans were outraged after In Touch magazine published a police report outlining allegations that Josh Duggar, now 27, molested underage girls when he was 14 and 15 years old. The report, originally published by tabloid In Touch Weekly, states that a member of Harpo Studios, the producer of Oprah Winfrey’s then show, received an email containing the allegations before the family was set to appear in 2006. However, authorities only became aware of Josh’s actions in 2006 after Oprah Winfrey’s production team alerted them to an email they had been sent warning the host about the molestation scandal.

In my life today, I am so very thankful for God’s grace, mercy and redemption.” Josh’s pregnant wife Anna, 26, stood by her husband on Thursday, also releasing a separate statement of her own on the Duggar family’s Facebook account. “I can imagine the shock many of you are going through reading this. He was never charged with a crime for the incidents as by the time police learned of the offenses the statue of limitations had passed, and his parents did not notify authorities in an official capacity at any point.

For Josh, he wanted not just me but my parents to know who he really was — even every difficult past mistakes.” Since the allegations have surfaced, Josh has stepped down from his post at the Family Research Council, a conservative nonprofit based in Washington, D.C. According to the petition, Michelle Duggar’s voice could be heard on a political robocall urging residents of Fayetteville, Arkansas, to repeal a law that forbade business owners and landlords from evicting and firing people based on gender identity. He’s also drawn scrutiny not only from the public from also from his fellow celebs including Rose McGowan, Montel Williams, Honey Boo Boo star Mama June Shannon, and many more.

While the scandal continues, Us Weekly confirmed last week that local circuit Judge Stacey Zimmerman signed for all copies of records from 2006 pertaining to the Josh Duggar investigation be destroyed. Hell no.” Washington Post TV critic Hank Stuever writes that while the initial response might be for the Duggar show to disappear, he thinks TLC should actually use the opportunity to put some reality into reality television. “Now is the time for TLC to double down and have the courage to present America, at last, with a truly unscripted show about a family enduring a crisis largely of its own making,” he writes. “Life is not what it quite seems at the Duggar compound — but who ever watched that show and sincerely thought it was always that perfect?”

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