What happens to Duggars’ reality show now?

23 May 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Does Discovery/TLC have a child molester problem?.

Reality-television star Josh Duggar, who on Thursday apologized and resigned from his post with the Family Research Council following allegations that he molested several underage girls during his teenage years, has previously alluded to his “failures,” temptations and “wrong thoughts” as a young man.Mama June has hit out at the Duggar family, claiming their show 19 Kids and Counting is worse than axed Here Comes Honey Boo Boo – and insisting it should have been pulled from the air too.“Please read the following messages,” it begins, as the family addressed the mounting scandal over Josh’s alleged sexual abuse as a teenager, and the family’s decisions on how to deal with it. In 2014, four oldest Duggar sisters — Jill, Jinger, Jessa and Janna — published a book titled “Growing Up Duggar: It’s All About Relationships,” in which they invited Josh, now 27, and his wife, Anna, to discuss their courtship and marriage.

The discussion includes the following passage by Josh: As I became a young man I was constantly tempted to have lots of wrong thoughts and often battled to keep my heart right. Yet TLC has yet to cancel “19 Kids and Counting” — indeed, they aired a marathon Thursday night — following news that Josh Duggar was accused of sexually assaulting five young girls when he was a teenager. They were faithful to talk with each one of us children — if we were willing to share honestly and openly with them — to maintain a clear conscience. Discovery Communications—which includes channels like TLC, The Discovery Channel, OWN and Animal Planet— has had similar accusations affect several of its shows. 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.

Discovery Channel’s “Sons of Guns” was cancelled when star Will Hayden was arrested for aggravated rape of a minor, who family members have publicly identified as his own daughter. 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 Bible passage Duggar cites: “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” A mother who appeared on TLC’s “Cheer Perfection” pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree sexual assault and engaging a child in sexually explicit conduct.

In my life today, I am so very thankful for God’s grace, mercy and redemption.” “When Josh was a young teenager, he made some very bad mistakes and we were shocked. 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. 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.

A former “Cake Boss” cast member, star Buddy Valastro’s brother-in-law, is currently serving nine years in prison for sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl in New Jersey. Public Relations Specialist Ryan McCormick cautioned that the situation could worsen for the network if it turns out someone at TLC was aware of the Duggar allegations before the show was put on the air.

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. 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.

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