In the aftermath of Thursday’s news that Josh Duggar of TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting molested some of his sisters, he resigned from the Family Research Council, which is a lobbying organization based in Washington, D.C. According to Tony Perkins, the leader of the FRC, Duggar resigned from his position because he did not believe he could be “effective in his work” in the midst of his current situation.
Also yesterday, Duggar admitted to the sexual molestation of five underage girls in 2002 and 2003. The police reported was filed in 2005. He apologized for the incident, saying was “deeply sorry” for how he “acted inexcusably.” Later, his wife, Anna, added that Duggar told her about the incident two years before they were married, calling himself a changed man. Josh and Anna Duggar are expecting their fourth child.
According to the police report, Duggar sexually molested five, minor girls. All of the names have been redacted. However, four of those redacted names were apparently Duggar’s sisters. He only had five sisters at the time. The oldest of them, Jana, was 12.
In his apology, Duggar also expressed that he wishes he could turn back time and “take different actions.” TLC broadcasted a marathon of 19 Kids and Counting yesterday, but there has been no word on whether or not the show will continue.