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Josh Duggar Celebrates Wife Anna's Birthday and Anniversary of Their Engagement

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Josh Duggar Celebrates Wife Anna's Birthday and Anniversary of Their Engagement

Originally posted 06/23/2015 10:50PM

Josh Duggar shared a photo on Instagram on Tuesday as he and his wife, Anna, celebrated her birthday amid the molestation scandal.

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Josh Duggar Makes Father's Day Tribute to Jim Bob for Helping Him 'Through the Hard Times' Since Molestation Scandal

Originally posted 06/22/2015 02:25PM

[YOUTUBE "rI5vJis06Wg"] Josh Duggar is thanking his dad publicly for the first time since news of the Duggar family's molestation scandal broke in May.

In a video made for Father's Day and posted with other family tributes to the Duggar patriarch Jim Bob on the family's website, the 19 Kids and Counting star thanks his dad, 49, for helping him "through the hard times."

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Josh Duggar Breaks Social Media Silence Amid Molestation Scandal, Tweets Birthday Greeting to Son

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Josh Duggar Breaks Social Media Silence Amid Molestation Scandal, Tweets Birthday Greeting to Son

Originally posted 06/16/2015 11:20AM

Josh Duggar has broken his social media silence since news broke that he was investigated in 2006 for molesting five underage girls as a teen.

The 19 Kids and Counting star and his wife, Anna, both took to Instagram to wish son Michael James a happy 4th birthday.

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Why Jill and Jessa Came Forward as Brother Josh Duggar's Victims

Why Jill and Jessa Came Forward as Brother Josh Duggar's Victims

Originally posted 06/10/2015 12:00PM

When Jill Dillard and Jessa Seewald came forward as victims of their brother's molestation in a tell-all interview on Fox News last week, critics accused parents Michelle and Jim Bob of persuading their daughters to defend eldest son Josh Duggar.

However, a source close to the family tells PEOPLE that the focus was always going to be on Michelle, 48, and Jim Bob, 49, until Jill stepped forward. "She, too, wanted to give an interview. Her parents were concerned because they felt she had been through enough, but she was clear – she never wanted this information public."

Indeed, the girls were more upset during their interview by what they felt was a violation of privacy than by Josh's actions, which they insisted had been forgiven years earlier, before cameras even started rolling on 19 Kids and Counting (then 17 Kids and Counting) in 2008. As a family, "we've already moved on," said both Jessa and Jill on The Kelly File.

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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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Duggar Family Friends Speak Out About Molestation Scandal: 'It's a Real Tragedy for the Family'

Duggar Family Friends Speak Out About Molestation Scandal: 'It's a Real Tragedy for the Family'

Originally posted 06/09/2015 09:15PM

Once news broke that Josh Duggar had been investigated as a teen for molesting five underage girls – four of whom were his sisters – the residents of Tontitown, Arkansas – and its neighboring towns in Washington County – found themselves under an unprecedented level of media scrutiny.

The attention – and Josh's actions – were initially met with a general sense of anger, indignation and embarrassment on part of the county's residents, though others were sympathetic to Duggar heads of household Michelle, 48, and Jim Bob, 49.

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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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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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