Duggar Sisters Sue City Officials For Releasing Josh Duggar’s Child Molestation Reports
According to the lawsuit, all four sisters spoke to police about the investigation in 2006 when they were all minors, and were promised their statements would not be made public.
The Counting On stars also say In Touch magazine filed a Freedom of Information Act request in 2015 to get the files, which was when nearly eight stories were published about their family’s scandal.
And, according to Arkansas law, police are not allowed to disclose information related to sexual misconduct involving children.
The sisters first spoke about Josh’s scandal on The Kelly File in 2015, and revealed they had forgiven their brother’s actions.
"It was very wrong. I'm not going to justify anything that he did or say it was ok, not permissible, but I do want to speak up in his defense against people who are calling him a child molester or a pedophile or a rapist, some people are saying,” Jessa said at the time.
"In Josh's case, he was a boy, a young boy in puberty and a little too curious about girls. And that got him into to some trouble,” she continued.
“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."
Jill, though she had forgiven him, was scared following her brother’s actions.
“I was scared. I [was] sad because this was my older brother, who I love a lot, and so it’s like, conflicting.”
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