Jessa And Jill Duggar: Brother Josh Molested Us But He’s NOT “Child Molester Or Pedophile Or Rapist” (VIDEO)
As Gossip Cop reported, Josh apologized last month for molesting five underage girls when he was 14, including four sisters and a babysitter. He is believed to have touched their breasts and genitals as they slept. The identities of the victims were unknown prior to Megyn Kelly’s interview with the Duggar family, which was broadcast Wednesday on Fox News. Additional parts will air on Friday’s “Kelly File.”
Jessa, while calling her older brother’s sexual abuse “very wrong,” argued to Kelly, “I do want to speak up in his defense against people who are calling him a child molester or a pedophile or a rapist, [as] some people are saying. I’m like, ‘That is so overboard and a lie really.’ I mean, people get mad at me for saying that, but I can say this because I was one of the victims.”
In a teaser clip for Friday’s installment, Jill cried about their past becoming public. “We’re victims,” she said through tears. “They can’t do this to us.” The sisters’ parents, Jim Bob and Michelle, had their own interview with Kelly air in full on Wednesday, and they, too, complained about being re-victimized over the last few weeks.
Josh, Jessa, and Jill are three of the 19 siblings born to Jim Bob and Michelle. TLC has has pulled the family’s show, “19 Kids and Counting,” in the wake of the scandal, and it was reported last week that a spinoff could move forward focusing more on Jessa and Jill. As Gossip Cop has reported, Jessa, 22, is currently pregnant with her first child with husband Ben Seewald. Jill, 24, welcomed a son named Israel with husband Derek Dillard earlier this year.
Watch the teaser for Jessa and Jill’s interview below. See Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar’s interview recap and videos here.