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Amy Duggar: I Am Not a Victim

UpdatePosted 08/23/2015 03:40PM

Amy Duggar: I Am Not a Victim

Originally posted 08/19/2015 11:10AM

As the Duggar family fights to move forward after son Josh's "mistakes" were exposed, the former reality stars are finding their own ways to cope. Subscribe now for an inside look at the Duggars' life after scandal, only in PEOPLE!

Three months ago when news broke that her cousin Josh Duggar had admitted to molesting five girls, including his sisters Jill and Jessa, when he was a young teen, Amy Duggar was just as shocked as the rest of the world.

"I didn't know about it," Amy tells PEOPLE exclusively in this week's issue. "It took me by surprise."

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Anna Duggar Not Likely to Leave Husband Josh in the Wake of Cheating, Porn Scandal: 'She Is Turning More to Her Faith Than Ever,' Says Source

UpdatePosted 08/23/2015 09:20AM

Anna Duggar Not Likely to Leave Husband Josh in the Wake of Cheating, Porn Scandal: 'She Is Turning More to Her Faith Than Ever,' Says Source

Originally posted 08/20/2015 04:30PM

Anna Duggar will likely not be leaving her husband Josh despite his admitted infidelity, a source with ties to the family tells PEOPLE.

"Anna will not leave him," says the source. "As with her in-laws, she is turning more to her faith than ever. She and Josh are probably praying around the clock right now, I would assume."

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Josh Duggar Admits Infidelity and Pornography Addiction: 'I Have Been the Biggest Hypocrite Ever'

UpdatePosted 08/22/2015 06:10PM

Josh Duggar Admits Infidelity and Pornography Addiction: 'I Have Been the Biggest Hypocrite Ever'

Originally posted 08/20/2015 02:05PM

Josh Duggar has confessed to cheating on his wife Anna amid reports he signed up for Ashley Madison, a website that specializes in facilitating extramarital affairs.

Josh, 27, and his parents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar broke their silence Thursday on the Duggar family website.

Introducing Josh's statement, Jim Bob and Michelle wrote, "When we learned of this late last night our hearts were broken. As we continue to place our trust in God we ask for your prayers for Josh, Anna, our grandchildren and our entire family."

Josh put forth this statement: "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.

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Family Research Council Slams Josh Duggar's 'Deceitful Behavior' Amid Cheating Scandal

Family Research Council Slams Josh Duggar's 'Deceitful Behavior' Amid Cheating Scandal

Originally posted 08/21/2015 03:20PM

The conservative Christian organization for which Josh Duggar was a lobbyist has released a statement following his confession Thursday that he cheated on his wife Anna and was addicted to pornography.

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Josh Duggar: Looking Back at His Most Jaw-Dropping TV Moments

Josh Duggar: Looking Back at His Most Jaw-Dropping TV Moments

Originally posted 08/21/2015 11:45AM

For more than three months, Josh Duggar has been entrenched in scandal.

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Josh Duggar Insisted His Mistakes Were in the Past

Josh Duggar Insisted His Mistakes Were in the Past

Originally posted 08/21/2015 09:05AM

Josh Duggar, the eldest child of former 19 Kids and Counting stars Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, has found himself mired in scandal once again.

Following the molestation scandal that wreaked havoc on the Duggar family, Josh has confessed to having a pornography addiction and cheating on his wife Anna, at times with the help of an infidelity website.

All of this stands in stark contrast to the image he painted of himself just three months ago.

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Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar 'Stunned' by Son Josh Cheating, Pornography Scandal: 'They So Strictly Limit Their Exposure to These Sorts of Outside Influences,' Says Source

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar 'Stunned' by Son Josh Cheating, Pornography Scandal: 'They So Strictly Limit Their Exposure to These Sorts of Outside Influences,' Says Source

Originally posted 08/21/2015 07:20AM

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar are "absolutely stunned" in the wake of their eldest son Josh's confession that he had cheated on wife Anna and had an addiction to pornography, a source with ties to the family tells PEOPLE.

"This wasn't something they ever imagined was possible," says the source. "They so strictly limit their exposure to these sorts of outside influences – from websites to even the sort of television they watch, if they turn on the TV at all – that they were absolutely baffled by how this could have been possible."

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Duggar Family Source on Josh's Sex Scandal: 'It's Insane' and 'We're All Hunkered Down'

Duggar Family Source on Josh's Sex Scandal: 'It's Insane' and 'We're All Hunkered Down'

Originally posted 08/20/2015 04:00PM

Josh Duggar had already been living in relative seclusion with his family before his latest scandal imploded his world even further.

The disgraced 27-year-old father of four left Washington, D.C., for his home state of Arkansas with his wife Anna, 27, and their children after a 2006 police report surfaced in mid-May that revealed that Josh had been accused of molesting five underage girls as a teen.

Since then, his parents Jim Bob and Michelle – who have repeatedly and emphatically said that they forgave him following the first scandal – have wrestled with how to continue to support him even as his presence drew negative attention to the family.

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Now, in the wake of Josh's confession that he cheated on Anna and had an addiction to pornography, the 19 Kids and Counting parents stated that they only learned of the news "late last night" and that their "hearts were broken."

Privately, a Duggar family insider tells PEOPLE: "We're all hunkered down over here. It's just a mess, it's a whole mess. We don't even know what the truth is anymore. It's insane."

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Why Jessa (Duggar) Seewald's Pregnancy Is 'Bittersweet': 'So Much Has Changed Compared to What Jill Experienced'

Why Jessa (Duggar) Seewald's Pregnancy Is 'Bittersweet': 'So Much Has Changed Compared to What Jill Experienced'

Originally posted 08/19/2015 02:00PM

As the Duggar family fights to move forward after son Josh's "mistakes" were exposed, the former reality stars are finding their own ways to cope. Subscribe now for an inside look at the Duggars' life after scandal, only in PEOPLE!

This is not the way Jessa (Duggar) Seewald envisioned her first pregnancy.

The mom-to-be, 22, is thrilled to be expecting her first child with husband Ben. Due Nov. 1 – also her first wedding anniversary – the 19 Kids and Counting star had been looking forward to sharing her nine-month journey and birth story on TLC in much the same way her big sister Jill (Duggar) Dillard chronicled the arrival of her now-4-month-old son Israel.

But everything changed in mid-May, when her older brother Josh's 2006 molestation scandal was exposed and both Jill and Jessa revealed they had been among his victims. (Josh apologized for acting "inexcusably," and the sisters publicly expressed their forgiveness.)

"It is now bittersweet, because it's not lost on [Jessa] that Jill giving birth to Israel got an entire TLC special devoted to it," a source who has worked closely with the family tells PEOPLE in this week's cover story.

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Duggars 'Still Stunned' by Backlash to Josh's Scandal: 'They Truly Felt People Would Understand'

Duggars 'Still Stunned' by Backlash to Josh's Scandal: 'They Truly Felt People Would Understand'

Originally posted 08/19/2015 08:00AM

As the Duggar family fights to move forward after son Josh's "mistakes" were exposed, the former reality stars are finding their own ways to cope. Subscribe now for an inside look at the Duggars' life after scandal, only in PEOPLE!

Three months ago, a scandal turned their world upside down – and the Duggar family is still trying to figure out a way forward.

"They are still stunned that this is how it has all gone down," a source who has worked closely with them tells PEOPLE in this week's cover story. "I think they are still trying to absorb the fact that their life has so radically changed."

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