The brand new Prime Video docu-series in regards to the Duggar household, Brilliant completely satisfied individuals, uncovers main costs towards Duggar’s mother and father, Jim Bob and Michelle. Not the least is an allegation that they failed to inform the household of their eldest son Josh’s first girlfriend in regards to the rumors of an assault towards him. In 2015, stories surfaced that Josh had sexually assaulted at the very least two underage ladies, who each turned out to be his sisters.
Nonetheless, it was realized that the incidents began as early as 2001 or 2002, when he was round 13 to 14 years outdated. On the time, Jim Bob took Josh to a police officer who gave him a stern lecture however didn’t arrest him or press costs towards him. Within the new documentary, Duggar’s former pals Jim and Bobye Holt share their experiences with the household, together with their closeness throughout this time as their daughter Kayleigh is courting Josh. The couple had recognized one another their complete lives, being born simply two days aside in 1988, and the households imagine that on the time they might most likely find yourself collectively since Josh as soon as requested to “woo Kayleigh within the function of getting married”.
“How far will we go, as a result of it is a rabbit gap,” Jim replies within the doc, after being requested what he knew of Josh’s exploits. “Rattling, that is actually twisted.” Sharing what he remembered from an early 2000s dialog with Jim Bob, after listening to about what occurred on the Duggar residence, Jim says the truth TV dad advised him: “‘Josh acquired in hassle, he touched his sisters inappropriately.'”
Jim then revealed that Jim Bob as soon as stated that Josh “molested his sisters”. Nonetheless, Michelle acquired upset about it and advised him, “Do not say that once more.” Jim added: “(Josh) had been doing it apparently since he was 12, however we came upon when he was 15.”
He then claims that he and Bobye requested Jim Bob and Michelle after they had been planning to inform them what occurred, and Michelle replied, “‘We weren’t going to make them let you know guys in any respect. We had been going to to get Josh to admit to Kayleigh as soon as they acquired married.'” Dropping a significant allegation, Jim then stated, “I requested Jim Bob, ‘So are you saying you had been utilizing a bit my daughter like a carrot to get her to behave the correct method?” And he goes, ‘Effectively, yeah, kinda.'”
Josh Duggar was taken into custody by sheriffs in Arkansas on April 28, 2021. The subsequent day he was transferred to the custody of US Marshals and formally charged with possession of kid pornography. Duggar pleaded “not responsible” to the costs and remained in custody till a bail listening to. Josh was finally launched on bail and reportedly staying with a household buddy.
He was tried and convicted late final yr, along with his trial ending on December 9, 2021. Josh was convicted on two counts of receiving and possessing little one pornography. On Could 25, 2022, he was sentenced to 12 years in jail. In response to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Josh’s scheduled launch date is August 22, 2032. This implies he’ll spend greater than a decade in jail at Seagoville Federal Correctional Establishment in Texas.