TLC To Revive “19 Kids & Counting” In Spite Of Scandalous History

Here’s some news you probably thought you’d never read.

TLC is reviving it’s once hit show “19 Kids & Counting” in spite of the Duggar family’s wide-spread scandals last year which included hiring prostitutes, infidelity and child molestation.

Via the Christian Post:

The stars of the series recently suffered through some scandals when it was revealed that Joshua Duggar took part in AshleyMadison.com, a website that serves as an online dating site for married men. With the family known as devout Christians, the news of Joshua’s infidelity led to the show’s cancellation.

According to Variety, the executive vice president of TLC, Nancy Daniels, recently shared some details about how the series coped with the scandals. She stated, “Every decision we’ve made has been done very thoughtfully and very carefully about what is in the best interests of the people involved and the network. Our first priority is making sure that there’s a health and well-being of our families first and foremost. We feature stories of different families with real people and real things happen.”

Fans are still interested in learning more about the rest of the family and how the scandal had affected them. With that, TLC released several episodes of “Jill & Jessa: Counting On,” which showed the sisters coping with the scandal’s aftermath.

After seeing the success of the short series, it was announced that TLC will be bringing back “19 Kids & Counting” to the small screen.

Throughout the show, the family was presented as the pristine, perfect “Christian” family. The picture was complete with episodes of campaigning against LGBT rights and what eventually was revealed to be hypocritical behavior.

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Josh Duggar Enters Rehab After News Of Porn Star Hookup

In Touch Weekly reports that Josh Duggar is entering rehab for addiction. According to the In Touch source, Duggar’s primary issue is sex addiction.

Shortly after In Touch broke the news, his family posted the following message on their website:

“We are so thankful for the outpouring of love, care and prayers for our family during this most difficult situation with Josh.

“As parents we are so deeply grieved by our son’s decisions and actions. His wrong choices have deeply hurt his precious wife and children and have negatively affected so many others. He has also brought great insult to the values and faith we hold dear.

“Yesterday Josh checked himself into a long-term treatment center. For him it will be a long journey toward wholeness and recovery. We pray that in this he comes to complete repentance and sincere change.

“In the meantime, we will be offering our love, care and devoted support to Anna and our grandchildren as she also receives counsel and help for her own heart and future. During this time we continue to look to God—He is our rock and comfort.

“We ask for your continued prayers for our entire family.”

Porn Star Danica Dillon Says She Had “Terrifyingly Rough” Sex With Josh Duggar – Twice

The hits just keep on coming for Josh “Sanctity of Marriage” Duggar, as In Touch Weekly drops the latest news about the former 19 Kids and Counting star.

A porn star named Danica Dillon has come forward with details about two sexual encounters Josh Duggar had with her. Apparently, the two occasions occurred when Josh’s wife, Anna, was pregnant with their fourth child.

From In Touch Weekly:

Danica — who passed a polygraph test conducted for In Touch by a top certified polygrapher on Aug. 24 — details her two sexual encounters with Josh in the new issue of +In Touch+, on newsstands now. The first occurred after Josh approached her at the Gold Club in Philadelphia, where she was performing, in mid-March and the second only a month later when Danica was performing at Creekside Cabaret in Colmar, Pa.

“He walked into the Gold Club like a normal patron and said he’d been a fan for a long time and has watched my career grow — he even said from before my boob job until recently — and that he loved watching my very first scene on [an adult website],” she tells In Touch. “Then it got creepy.”

After watching her show and “eyeballing me,” Danica says he bought $600 in private dances and then “asked me how would he be able to spend the evening with me.” She reveals to In Touch that Josh was violent with her when they had sex, he did not use protection and gave her thousands of dollars after their encounters.

Danica admits she “took the opportunity because Josh offered to gift [her] $1,500.” But soon after Josh arrived at her hotel room, things got rough.

“He was manhandling me, basically tossing me around like I was a rag doll,” Danica, whose real name is Ashley Lewis, and although the sex was consensual, “It was very traumatic. I’ve had rough sex before, but this was terrifying.”

Josh, identified as one of the cheating spouses in the Ashley Madison hack, confirmed in a statement that he was unfaithful and had a pornography addiction: “I have been the biggest hypocrite ever. While espousing faith and family values, I have secretly over the last several years been viewing pornography on the Internet and this became a secret addiction and I became unfaithful to my wife.”

“I think that after I come out, there will probably be plenty more girls after me,” Danica tells In Touch. “I actually really hope that his wife leaves him and takes his children away from him and leaves him a lonely, bitter man. I don’t think he deserves happiness.”

Josh Duggar’s Brother-In-Law Wants His Sister Out Of Marriage With “That Pig”

A new week, a new bit of scandal for the Duggar clan.

Word is that Josh Duggar’s brother-inlaw, Daniel Keller, is over the fast and furious debacles constantly spiraling in the news (Ashley Madison accounts, hidden Facebook pages)  and wants his sister out of her marriage with – as Keller refers to Josh – “that pig.”

While Anna says she’s not going anywhere, her brother took to Facebook over the weekend to make clear his position.

Via Raw Story:

On Sunday, Jessa Duggar Seewald, Josh’s sister, posted a verse from the Christian Bible’s Gospel of John to Facebook, which read, in part, “But if we walk in the light as he is in the light, and we have fellowship with one another and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.”

“If we confess our sins,” it said, “he is faithful and just to forgive our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

In the comments, Keller wrote, “You have to confess and forsake your sin to have mercy. Not sin confess and repeat.”

“Think for a min about the victims,” said Keller in response to a comment left on his post. “Tell me how you would feel if someone cheated on your sister and brought so much disgrace to you and ur family.”

Elsewhere, he wrote, “Confessing and getting caught are two different things. You want to know what happens when you cover ur sin maybe you should go read ur bible instead of beating people over the head with it.”

Thinking about the way his sister has been wronged by Josh Duggar, Keller said, makes him “sick”.

“I have told her I would pay for her to move out here w me and pay for her kidz. I don’t think josh will see that this is a big deal and be truly broken till that happens,” he said.

“I told her I would go get her and her children stay w me. She said she’s staying where she’s at. But I won’t stop trying to get that pig out of our family,” Keller concluded. “I tell you who I don’t give a s— about is that pig she calls her husband.”

More Duggar Scandal – Josh Duggar Had Secret Facebook Page

According to RadarOnline, there’s still more in the Josh Duggar sex scandal closet.

Now, it appears that in addition to his Ashley Madison accounts and admitting to being “unfaithful” to his wife, RadarOnline has found a secret Facebook page attributed to Josh Duggar where he follows and is “friends” with lingerie models and strippers.

Josh admitted to signing up for cheaters website Ashley Madison with the email address joesmithsonnwa@gmail.com, and there is a Facebook account registered to that address under the name Joe Smithson.

According to the profile, “Smithson” was posting on the site as far back as 2004 — four years before Josh married Anna.

“Smithson” is friends with 32 women, mostly attractive and young, and from the area of Arkansas where he lived before leaving for a political career in Washington, DC.

He’s also a follower of a dancer at Sensations Gentleman’s Club in Arkansas, a lingerie model, and a curvy blonde blogger.

According to the profile, Smithson was active on the site as recently as January 2014, one year after Duggar began working with the Family Research Council.

Josh Duggar Admits To Hypocrisy And “Double Life”

Josh Duggar of 19 Kids and Counting fame

In the aftermath of yesterday’s reports that Josh Duggar, of 19 Kids and Counting fame, had two accounts on the “cheaters” dating website Ashley Madison, he has posted an “apology” of sorts.

In the post, Duggar admits that he is a HUGE hypocrite (he actually uses the word “biggest”) for his accusations and attacks of moral outrage over other’s behaviors while he has lived a “double life.”

Posted to the Duggar family website:

I have been the biggest hypocrite ever. While espousing faith and family values, I have secretly over the last several years been viewing pornography on the internet and this became a secret addiction and I became unfaithful to my wife.

I am so ashamed of the double life that I have been living and am grieved for the hurt, pain and disgrace my sin has caused my wife and family, and most of all Jesus and all those who profess faith in Him.

I brought hurt and a reproach to my family, close friends and the fans of our show with my actions that happened when I was 14-15 years old, and now I have re-broken their trust.

The last few years, while publicly stating I was fighting against immorality in our country, I was hiding my own personal failings.

As I am learning the hard way, we have the freedom to choose to our actions, but we do not get to choose our consequences. I deeply regret all hurt I have caused so many by being such a bad example.

I humbly ask for your forgiveness. Please pray for my precious wife Anna and our family during this time.

Josh Duggar

Duggar and his entire family have spent years attacking and working against the rights of LGBT folks.

Specifically, Josh was executive director of the anti-gay hate group Family Research Council’s lobbying arm for two years. That came to an end this past May, in the wake of a molestation scandal in which he admitted to sexually abusing two of his younger sisters as a teenager.

As I always say, “Ye who protesteth the loudest, do it the mosteth!”

Duggan Family ‘Heartbroken’ Over Cancellation Of “19 Kids And Counting”

According to People.com, the Duggar family is “heartbroken” their TV series on TLC has been canceled.

The source says the evangelical Christian family, who often discussed their religious faith on their TLC show, is “heartbroken that they’ve now lost that platform.”

“The Duggars want to return to TV because they truly believe it was part of God’s plan for them to spread the word about their faith,” the source says.

“I think Jim Bob and Michelle honestly did expect people to just move on from this,” the source adds. “Their thinking is, they put this behind them ages ago, so why wouldn’t the rest of the world?”

I’m certain the money and fame had nothing to do with wanting to be back on TV.

I guess the family thinks it’s unfair that after you’ve positioned yourselves as ‘morally superior’ for ten years, the world won’t let you forget that your son touched your daughters and others in “inappropriate” ways.

Non-Family Victim Prepares To File Civil Lawsuit Against Josh Duggar

The Duggar family molestation story returns to the headlines as it seems a non-Duggar family victim is preparing to file a civil lawsuit against Josh Duggar.

The shocking development means that Josh and his parents Jim Bob and Michelle could be forced to give depositions and testify about Josh’s molestation scandal. The Duggars likely will have to answer every question as they will not be able to invoke their Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination because the criminal statute of limitations has expired.

The family is once again under investigation the Department of Human Services and the fate of their reality show 19 Kids and Counting is still undecided.

The impending lawsuit sets up a nightmare scenario for TLC: if the network brings back 19 Kids and Counting, the show could be on the air while the Duggars are fighting a lawsuit that exposes all of Josh’s secrets surrounding the molestations and how the family covered it up.

Duggar Sisters On Molestation Scandal: It Was Just Mild Touching Mostly While The Girls Were Asleep

Jill Dillard and Jessa Seewald spoke to Megyn Kelly of Fox News last night regarding the ongoing scandal surrounding their brother Josh Duggar, who sexually abused the two of them (and three other girls) back when Josh was a teenager.

The long and short of the appearance is the sisters say Josh Duggar’s behavior wasn’t all that bad because it was just “mild inappropriate touching on fully clothed victims; most of it while girls were sleeping.”

And they totally forgive him.

Jill Dillard:

“I think in the case of what Josh did, it was very wrong. I’m not going to justify anything he did or say it was okay or permissible. But I do want to speak up in his defense against people who are calling him a child molester or pedophile or rapists. That is so overboard and a lie really. People get mad at me for saying that, but I can say this. I was one of the victims. I can speak out and set the record straight here.”

Jessa Seewald:

“I was one of the victims so I can speak out.”

“In Josh’s case, he was a boy, young boy in puberty, and a little too curious about girls and that got him into some trouble. And he made some bad choices, but really the extent of it was mild inappropriate touching on fully clothed victims. Most of it while girls were sleeping.”

“MOST of it?” So some of it was while someone WASN’T sleeping?

Most teenagers look at a Playboy, watch porn or make out with a girl when they are “curious.”

Watch the interview below: