US channel pulls conservative Christian reality show over ‘sexual misconduct …

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Ark. police destroy Duggar’s record.

An American cable network has cancelled the broadcast of its top rated reality show 19 Kids and Counting after reports surfaced that one of its stars had molested underage girls when he was a teenager. The eldest child of the ever expanding brood, who has apologised following claims he molested five girls more than a decade ago, has already resigned as Executive Director of the Family Research Council, a Christian lobby group following the revelations.TLC is mulling options on how to proceed with their hit reality series in the wake of the Duggar family’s ongoing scandal, including dropping eldest son Josh Duggar from the show, according to TMZ.Investigation records tied to Josh Duggar’s alleged sexual molestation of five girls have been destroyed by Arkansas police, a spokesperson told The Associated Press Friday. “The judge ordered us yesterday to expunge that record,” Lewis said.

As the sexual molestation scandal surrounding “19 Kids” star Josh Duggar gains more attention, food manufacturing giant General Mills is hitting the TLC reality show in the pocketbook. Josh Duggar, 27, issued an apology on Thursday admitting “wrongdoing” but did not directly address allegations of abuse first reported by In Touch magazine TLC, the cable network, said: “We are deeply saddened and troubled by this heartbreaking situation, and our thoughts and prayers are with the family and victims at this difficult time.” “Twelve years ago, as a young teenager, I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret,” he said in a statement posted on the Duggar family Facebook page.

That’s not the only schedule that “19 Kids” has been pulled from — on Friday, TLC announced that it had yanked all episodes of the popular reality show from the air. One is to cancel the show outright, the other is to just go full steam ahead, but there is real talk about continuing without Josh. “Sources say there’s a strong sense axing Josh would not materially hurt the show.

The network’s research is said to have determined that the Duggar daughters have become the show’s “driving force,” with episodes focusing on Jill and Jessa Duggar’s weddings and the birth of Jill’s baby receiving strong ratings. 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. 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. We spoke with the authorities where I confessed my wrongdoing, and my parents arranged for me and those affected by my actions to receive counselling. “I understood that if I continued down this wrong road that I would end up ruining my life… I would do anything to go back to those teen years and take different actions. 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.

It is one of the reasons we treasure our faith so much because God’s kindness and goodness and forgiveness are extended to us — even though we are so undeserving. The email warned producers against featuring the family on the program; Harpo Studios’ staff members followed the tip with a faxed a copy of the email to Arkansas State Police. In my life today, I am so very thankful for God’s grace, mercy and redemption.’ ‘I can imagine the shock many of you are going through reading this. 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.

If it weren’t for your help I would not be here as his wife — celebrating 6 1/2 years of marriage to a man who knows how to be a gentleman and treat a girl right. Thank you to all of you who tirelessly work with children in crisis, you are changing lives and I am forever grateful for all of you.’ -Here Comes Honey Boo Boo: The show was cancelled last year after photos emerged of star June Shannon, better known as Mama June, with her ex Mark McDaniel. -Sons of Guns: Gunsmith and former Marine Will Hayden was charged with raping a 12-year-old girl in 2014, forcing TLC to quickly cancel the reality show.

That girl was revealed to be his own daughter, and shortly after his other daughter came forward she too had been raped by Hayden when she was 12-years-old. -Cake Boss: Remigio Gonzalez, who was married to the sister of the show’s title character Buddy Valastro, received nine years in prison in 2012 after he sexually assaulted a 13-year-old girl.

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