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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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The Duggars

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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Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar: As Parents, We Felt 'We're Failures'

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar: As Parents, We Felt 'We're Failures'

Originally posted 06/03/2015 09:25PM

Speaking publicly for the first time since their son's molestation scandal rocked their family, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar said "we did the best we could under the circumstances" in an exclusive interview with Fox News journalist Megyn Kelly.

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A New Charity Will Honor Beau Biden's Work for Abused Children

A New Charity Will Honor Beau Biden's Work for Abused Children

Originally posted 06/02/2015 03:40PM

A new charity honoring the late Beau Biden's work on behalf of abused children was announced Tuesday, three days after his death at 46 due to brain cancer.

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Brown Sisters Speak Out About Duggars Scandal: 'If Something Looks Too Good to Be True, It Probably Is' | Joshua Duggar, The Duggars

Brown Sisters Speak Out About Duggars Scandal: 'If Something Looks Too Good to Be True, It Probably Is'

Originally posted 05/30/2015 12:10PM

The famously conservative Duggars seemed to be models of wholesome family life, but son Josh was hiding a dark past: He allegedly molested five young girls as a teen. Subscribe now for an inside look at the Duggars' dark family secrets, only in PEOPLE.

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Josh Duggar's Cousin Weighs In on Instagram Amid Molestation Scandal: 'Never Stop Praying'

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Josh Duggar's Cousin Weighs In on Instagram Amid Molestation Scandal: 'Never Stop Praying'

Originally posted 05/29/2015 12:40PM

The famously conservative Duggars seemed to be models of wholesome family life, but son Josh was hiding a dark past: He allegedly molested five young girls as a teen. Subscribe now for an inside look at the Duggars' dark family secrets, only in PEOPLE.

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Experts Say Duggars Botched Their Handling of Molestation Incident

Experts Say Duggars Botched Their Handling of Molestation Incident

Originally posted 05/27/2015 06:20PM

The famously conservative Duggars seemed to be models of wholesome family life, but son Josh was hiding a dark past: He allegedly molested five young girls as a teen. Subscribe now for an inside look at the Duggars' dark family secrets, only in PEOPLE.

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