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How Jill and Jessa Are Really Coping After Coming Forward as Brother Josh Duggar's Victims

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How Jill and Jessa Are Really Coping After Coming Forward as Brother Josh Duggar's Victims

Originally posted 06/10/2015 08:15AM

When it was revealed that Josh Duggar had been investigated in 2006 for molesting five underage girls – including four of his sisters – it was a shock to see two of his victims come forward and defend their brother on national television.

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Duck Dynasty's Jep Robertson Reveals He Was Molested as a Child: It Was 'Scary'

Originally posted 06/09/2015 03:40PM

After years of keeping his abuser's secret, the youngest of Duck Dynasty's Robertson clan is opening up about the sexual molestation he suffered as a child.

"I was 6, and it was on a school bus, and it was an older girl," Jep Robertson told Entertainment Tonight. "Back then the high school students would ride on the same bus as the grade school. There was an older girl that was just real mean. I think … that she was just terribly abused herself. But yeah, it was a lot of things that took place – scary stuff. It was tough."

Robertson opens up further about the abuse in his new book co-written with his wife, Jessica, called The Good, the Bad, and the Grace of God: What Honesty and Pain Taught Us About Faith, Family, and Forgiveness.

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True Crime

Dennis Hastert Hires High-Powered Lawyer Thomas Green in the Wake of Sex Abuse Claims

Originally posted 06/09/2015 11:20AM

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert has hired famed attorney Thomas Green to represent him against charges of lying to the FBI and making cash withdrawals designed to hide that he was paying someone off for his "misconduct" years ago.

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Jessa (Duggar) Seewald: As a Family, We 'Had Moved On' from Josh Duggar Molestation

Originally posted 06/05/2015 10:10PM



When an unearthed felony investigation from 2006 revealed that Josh Duggar had molested five underage girls as a teen, the family felt that they had already "moved on" from the scandal that was making headlines across the country.

This, according to two of the victims – Jill (Duggar) Dillard and Jessa (Duggar) Seewald – when they appeared on The Kelly File Friday to discuss what had happened to them when they were 12 and "9 or 10," respectively.

Host Megyn Kelly asked whether the family had felt any hesitation entering into a reality show given what was hidden in their past, but Jessa, now 22, said that the family "had moved on" by the time cameras started rolling on 19 Kids and Counting (then 17 Kids and Counting in 2008.

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The Duggars

Jill (Duggar) Dillard and Jessa (Duggar) Seewald: Our Parents 'Put Locks on the Doors'

Originally posted 06/05/2015 09:15PM



Jessa (Duggar) Seewald and Jill (Duggar) Dillard say their parents used "safeguards" to protect them from their brother, Josh Duggar, after he molested them as well as two of their sisters when they were young.

After the incidents, their parents, 19 Kids and Counting stars Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, talked to their 19 children about "not being alone," Jill, 24, told Megyn Kelly Friday on Fox News' The Kelly File.

"My parents said, 'Okay, we're not going to do this hide-and-seek thing where two people go off and hide together,' " the new mom explained.

Their parents put "locks on the doors," said Jill. "You know, everybody's in bed. Girls in the girls' room. Boys in the boys' room … as a mother now I look back, and I think, you know, my parents did such an amazing job for me. Even when we went through the DHS investigation they complimented my parents on what an amazing job they did through that process."

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Jill and Jessa: Josh Duggar Was 'a Little Too Curious About Girls'

Originally posted 06/05/2015 01:40PM

Jessa Seewald and Jill Dillard are speaking out in defense of their brother, Josh Duggar, who molested them when they were young.

However, the 19 Kids and Counting stars insist that Josh is not a "child molester or a pedophile or a rapist," Jessa, 22, tells Megyn Kelly on Friday's The Kelly File, airing on Fox News at 9 p.m. ET.

"This is something we chose to do, nobody asked us to do this," adds Jessa in transcript excerpts released to PEOPLE of their first time speaking out since police reports revealed that the eldest of the expansive Duggar clan was investigated in 2006 for molesting five underage girls as a teen.

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True Crime

Woman Accuses Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert of Sexually Abusing Her Late Brother: 'He Damaged Steve More Than Any of Us Will Ever Know'

Originally posted 06/05/2015 10:30AM

ABC News Videos | ABC Entertainment News A woman has stepped forward claiming that Dennis Hastert sexually abused her brother while he was in high school.

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Michelle Duggar: We 'Haven't Been Keeping Secrets' But Were 'Protecting Those That Should Be Protected'

Michelle Duggar: We 'Haven't Been Keeping Secrets' But Were 'Protecting Those That Should Be Protected'

Originally posted 06/03/2015 11:45PM

Michelle Duggar says she can't believe that the world learned from a tabloid that her eldest son molested four of her daughters as a teen, telling Fox News' Megyn Kelly Wednesday night, that "as a mom, that breaks my heart for my girls."

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