A new victim claims child sex abuse by Josh Duggar — which caused her to ‘rebel’ and leave home
Another victim has come forward to claim sexual abuse by Josh Duggar, the eldest son of the religious family featured on “19 Kids and Counting.”
The woman, now 28, claims Duggar molested her years ago, around the same time he molested five girls, including four of his sisters, reported Inquisitr.
The online report is based on a published report by InTouch, which broke the molestation claims against Duggar that eventually led to the cancellation of the family’s TLC reality TV show.
“After last year’s revelations about Josh’s molestation scandal, word got around that there was another girl who said she’d been abused by Josh when she was a teenager,” a source told the magazine.
Parents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar contacted the victim’s family, who assured the reality TV stars they would not take legal action against Josh or their family.
The woman’s family said she had “rebelled” after she was molested and had left home at a young age, according to the report.
Duggar was fired from his job as an anti-LGBT lobbyist for the right-wing Family Research Council, and he entered a Christian rehabilitation center for several months after a string of extramarital affairs was revealed.
The Duggar family and his wife’s family don’t appear to entirely trust Josh Duggar after his release from the rehab facility.
A source told InTouch described awkwardness when Josh Duggar accompanied his wife, Anna, with her family to her grandmother’s funeral in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
“Josh tried to sit next to (his brother-in-law, who had publicly criticized him) at a restaurant, and Daniel got up and moved to another table,” the source said.
Josh Duggar admitted to a pornography addiction after his account was revealed in a hack of the adultery website Ashley Madison, and his family won’t allow the 28-year-old to have a smartphone.
“He has a little phone with a tiny screen and he can’t send or receive picture messages on it,” the source told InTouch.
Two of his sisters are starring in a spinoff reality TV show, and reports have claimed that Josh Duggar is hoping to land a show of his own.