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Josh Duggar Wants to Get In on His Sisters' Lawsuit

He says InTouch's abuse revelation caused him 'extreme mental anguish'

(Newser) - Four of Josh Duggar's sisters are suing over the 2015 revelation by InTouch Weekly that Josh molested them—and Josh wants to join the lawsuit, the AP reports. Per Josh Duggar's lawyers, he suffered "unwarranted public scrutiny" like his sisters did after the story came out. The... More »

Model Sues Josh Duggar Over Ashley Madison Photo

Matt McCarthy says Duggar stole his image

(Newser) - Matt McCarthy, a Hollywood DJ, photographer, and model, is suing Josh Duggar for damages, claiming the scandal-plagued reality star used McCarthy's photo for his online profiles, Courthouse News Service reports. TMZ says those profiles included one on cheating site Ashley Madison, and that Duggar is also accused of using... More »

Porn Star's Lawsuit: Josh Duggar Assaulted Me

Actress who doubles as stripper alleges rough sex

(Newser) - An adult film actress is suing Josh Duggar, claiming the reality TV star assaulted her on two occasions when consensual sex turned rough. Ashley Stamm-Northup, known as Danica Dillon in movies, filed the lawsuit Tuesday. She says Duggar approached her at a Philadelphia strip club in March and paid $600... More »

Josh Duggar Now in Rehab

His parents announce the move in wake of his cheating confession

(Newser) - Days after he confessed to cheating on his wife and an addiction to pornography, Josh Duggar has entered rehab. The ex-reality star checked himself into a long-term treatment center, according to his parents, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar. Their announcement today on the 19 Kids and Counting family's website... More »

Josh Duggar Admits to Being Unfaithful

He cites an addiction to pornography

(Newser) - The Duggar family continues to address things like a family: In a statement posted to the family website in the wake of yesterday's report about his alleged Ashley Madison accounts , Josh Duggar starts as follows: "I have been the biggest hypocrite ever. While espousing faith and family values,... More »

Gloating Over Duggar Doesn't Make Madison Leak Right

Salon writer says redirect ire to hackers sifting 'through our most intimate data'

(Newser) - Addressing what she calls the "cesspool story" of the Ashley Madison data leak , Mary Elizabeth Williams acknowledges in Salon the schadenfreude that's taken hold after revelations came to light of Josh Duggar possibly being among the exposed cheaters. "On the spectrum of individuals whose glass houses seem... More »

Report: Josh Duggar Had 2 Ashley Madison Accounts

He apparently sought affair while working for family values group

(Newser) - Josh Duggar's "indiscretions" may not have ended when he stopped molesting his sisters as a teenager, according to Gawker , which appears to have unmasked the first celebrity victim of the Ashley Madison hack . It looks like the eldest Duggar son, who's married, may have had two paid... More »

Duggar Scandal Costs TLC '$19M and Counting'

Network takes massive loss over show's loss; family appeals for donations

(Newser) - Giving 19 Kids & Counting the ax is taking a big chunk out of TLC's bottom line, in what Entertainment Weekly calls "perfect numerical symmetry that suggests the universe is intelligently designed with a built-in sense of ironic humor." Parent company Discovery Communications reported a second-quarter deficit... More »

Duggars' 19 Kids and ... Canceling, Says TLC

Network will air documentary on child sex abuse with Duggar victims

(Newser) - Another year, another controversial TLC show gets the boot. After pulling episodes of 19 Kids and Counting, TLC confirms it has canceled its most-watched show after claims that cast member Josh Duggar molested four of his sisters and a babysitter as a teen. 19 Kids "will no longer appear... More »

Duggars Under Investigation Again; 911 Call Was Made

'In Touch' breaks new details of story

(Newser) - In Touch continues to be at the forefront of the Duggar scandal it broke, reporting new details in an article yesterday that has gotten wide mainstream pick-up . According to the tabloid, the Arkansas Department of Human Services is again investigating the family, and an agency rep called 911 on... More »

Duggars Put Locks on Bedrooms After Josh Confessed

Megyn Kelly gives a preview of tonight's interview

(Newser) - As part of Megyn Kelly's sit-downs with Duggar family members this week, it was revealed that Josh Duggar's sisters Jessa Seewald and Jill Dillard were two of his victims . The women's interview with Kelly airs on Fox's The Kelly File tonight at 9 EDT, and Kelly... More »

Sarah Palin Backs Duggars, Goes After Lena Dunham

Bristol actually led the attack

(Newser) - Sarah and Bristol Palin unloaded on Lena Dunham today in making the case that the Duggars are getting treated unfairly by the media. The all-caps headline on Sarah Palin's Facebook post will give you the gist: "HEY LENA, WHY NOT LAUGH OFF EVERYONE'S SEXUAL 'EXPERIMENTS' AS... More »

Duggars: Josh Molested 4 Sisters, Babysitter

They 'felt like failures,' but they believe they're being singled out

(Newser) - Two weeks after the skeleton burst out of the Duggar family closet, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar have opened up about the Josh Duggar molestation scandal. In an interview with Megyn Kelly on Fox News , they talk about how they felt and what they did when they discovered their oldest... More »

The Duggar Lesson: Stop This Reality Exploitation

Columnist: We beat a familiar path from entertained to horrified

(Newser) - Boy, those Duggars were fun to watch—even hate-watch—until things got creepy . Same with Honey Boo Boo . And Duck Dynasty . Enough already, pleads Kevin Fallon in a post at the Daily Beast whose headline advocates the "end of hicksploitation on TV." When doling out blame to the... More »

More Bad News for the Duggars

Things not looking good for '19 Kids and Counting'

(Newser) - Still no official word from TLC on whether 19 Kids and Counting will be canceled in the wake of the Josh Duggar scandal, but multiple sources connected to the network tell TMZ it's looking like that's what will happen. "If you're betting, you'd be wise... More »

Duggar Dad's Stance on Incest Is ... Interesting

In 2002, he thought it should be punishable by death

(Newser) - The latest piece of the Duggar family's past to come awkwardly burbling to the surface in the wake of Josh Duggar's child molestation scandal: Back in 2002, family patriarch Jim Bob Duggar ran for the US Senate, and a cached image from his campaign website obtained by Gawker... More »

Josh Duggar Gets a New Supporter

His sister's father-in-law is latest to defend him

(Newser) - Add one more name to the list of people standing firmly in Josh Duggar's corner. Michael Seewald, father-in-law of Josh's sister, Jessa, has posted a long blog entry explaining why "the Seewald family stands with the Duggar family in solidarity," Page Six reports. "Josh, hang... More »

Josh Duggar's 2008 Incest Joke Pretty Creepy in Retrospect

And Anna Duggar's Instagram quote is pretty cryptic in retrospect

(Newser) - A joke Josh Duggar made back in 2008 was pretty uncomfortable at the time, but in the wake of the child molestation scandal swirling around him, it's even more uncomfortable. On an episode of 19 Kids and Counting from that year, Duggar was discussing an upcoming date he had... More »

Why the Duggars' Show Shouldn't Be Canceled

Post's Hank Stuever: What's the point if 'reality' shows skip reality?

(Newser) - TLC has yanked episodes of 19 Kids and Counting off its schedule amid the molestation scandal of family member Josh Duggar. It remains, unclear, however, whether the reality show is gone for good. At the Washington Post , TV critic Hank Stuever hopes that's not the case because the show... More »

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