We already knew this interview was NOT Jill Duggar Dillard‘s concept — nor what she would have wished to say to the general public. However it will get worse.
A few years earlier than the kid porn conviction, teen Josh Duggar confessed to his dad and mom he had been touching his youthful sisters and a household good friend whereas they slept. It’s unclear if he got here clear as a result of he obtained caught. We do know from the testimony of household mates Jim and Bobye Holt that he molested their daughters, too — and one fought again and advised.
In any case, 19 Youngsters and Counting patriarch Jim Bob Duggar tried to comb the entire thing below the rug, and it labored — till 2015. The police report Jim Bob had apparently gotten buried leaked out. The entire household needed to circle the wagons and… defend Josh??
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Yeah, Jill has already admitted within the Shiny Completely satisfied Folks docuseries that Jim Bob made her really feel she was “obligated” to do an interview for “injury management.” She and Jessa Duggar Seewald sat down with Megyn Kelly, who was nonetheless with Fox Information on the time. They principally stated this was a household matter they usually wished to place all of it behind them. They implied the true drawback was the leak and never, you already know, being molested by their older brother. As for Josh, they really defended him!
Now we now have an much more disturbing concept why. HE WAS IN THE FREAKIN’ ROOM!
In her stunning new memoir, Counting The Value, Jill has revealed that Josh was within the room, off digicam. She needed to face her abuser whereas being requested about it. Horrifying. She writes in her e book that having to speak about it whereas he was proper there “was like having a bandage ripped off a deep and open wound.” In an excerpt obtained by DailyMail.com, she wrote:
“On that day we had taken our seats beneath the intense lights on the Massive Home and did what we might to face up for our dad and mom. Answering all Megyn’s questions, with Josh watching from a sofa simply out of shot, was like having a bandage ripped off a deep and open wound. It was agony, so painful that I didn’t actually pause to ask why Josh was allowed to be there within the first place.”
Effectively, we’ll ask for heaven’s sake!
We already perceive how Jim Bob feels about girls being much less necessary and the way his firstborn son wanted to be protected in any respect prices. However WTF was Megyn Kelly considering permitting that?! How gross!
Clearly they need to by no means have been made to do the interview within the first place, however below these circumstances? Neglect catharsis or reality, you’re not going to get any of that with the abuser watching from the sofa! She continued:
“What was worse was the truth that I’d hoped it will calm issues down. It hadn’t. The paparazzi have been nonetheless chasing us, the web nonetheless feasting on us, poring over each assertion from the community, each new photograph, each special approach. My nightmares have been getting worse and there was nothing I might do to dam any of it out. All I used to be doing was surviving from one breath to the subsequent.”
For many who have seen the interview, their solutions actually make much more sense now, proper? Like when Jessa stated
“I do need to communicate up in his protection towards people who find themselves calling him a baby molester or a pedophile or a rapist, some persons are saying. I’m like, that’s so overboard and a lie, actually. I imply, folks get mad at me for saying that however I’m like, I can say this, you already know? I used to be one of many victims.”
“Josh was a boy, a younger boy in puberty and a little bit too interested in women, and that obtained him into some hassle. And he made some unhealthy decisions, however, actually, the extent of it was delicate — inappropriate relating totally clothed victims, most of it whereas [the] women have been sleeping.”
Jim Bob’s phrases popping out of her mouth. He was nonetheless promoting that BS in his CSAM trial testimony. And the choose wasn’t shopping for.
Once more, we now know “the extent of it” — together with admitting to touching women of their “non-public areas” below their “pantaloons and underwear.” The youngest such woman was 4 years previous.
So no, it wasn’t a lie. Placing them on digicam with Josh watching them the entire time — that was the lie. Watch the interview with contemporary eyes when you can abdomen it (beneath):
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