Josh Duggar Moving Back To Arkansas After Resigning From Family Research Council Due To Molestation Scandal

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Josh Duggar Moving Back Arkansas

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Josh Duggar Moving Back Arkansas

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Josh Duggar is moving back to Arkansas in the wake of resigning from the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C., due to the revelation that he molested five minor girls, including his sisters.

As Gossip Cop reported, Duggar sexually assaulted four of his sisters, two of whom were revealed to be Jessa and Jill Duggar, as well as a babysitter when he was 14 years old. Police reports and other documents relating to the abuse went public last month, leading Duggar to issue a public apology. The now 27-year-old reality star also announced he was stepping down from the Family Research Council, where he worked as a lobbyist.

The organization, which lobbies government officials on behalf of conservative Christians, is based in the nation’s Capitol. Duggar and his currently pregnant wife Anna lived in the area with their three young children, Mackynzie, Michael and Marcus. The family had been based in Arkansas with the rest of the famous clan prior to Duggar accepting the Family Research Council position.

Now with no job keeping him in D.C., Duggar, his wife, and kids are reportedly headed back to their home state. Moving trucks were spotted outside their Maryland residence on Monday. Duggar is believed to have another residence near other family members in Arkansas. It is not clear what he will now do for work.

The future of “19 Kids and Counting,” the reality series on which Duggar appears with his parents Jim Bob and Michelle, and his 18 siblings, remains in jeopardy. As Gossip Cop reported, TLC pulled the show from its lineup last month. Duggar’s move comes just a few days after his parents and sisters sat down with Megyn Kelly for their first interview about the molestation scandal. The family largely defended Duggar, prompting outrage from stars like Whoopi Goldberg. As Gossip Cop noted, however, Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee, and others have voiced their support. Gossip Cop will continue to have updates.


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