Wading through the bad? Josh Duggar’s ups and downs have tested his family over the years — and caused many of them to publicly denounce him and his actions.The eldest child of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar made headlines in 2015 after multiple girls claimed he had molested them years prior.
Josh apologized for his actions at the time, revealing that he’d previously sought counseling for his “wrongdoings” as a teen.“Twelve years ago, as a young teenager, I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret,” Josh wrote via the family’s Facebook account in May 2015. “I hurt others, including my family and close friends.”The incident — which involved four of Josh’s sisters — and its resurfaced story led to the Duggars reexamining their dynamic.
In April 2021, Jinger Duggar exclusively told Us Weekly that despite the pain that Josh brought to the group, everyone came out stronger.“Our family was way closer because of that, and in spite of that, I guess you’d say.
I will never forget how I felt in that moment,” Jinger said at the time. “And I think even everything that happens in our lives — because we’re in the public eye — it makes it more challenging because then it’s not just dealing with these things inwardly, but you have to give an answer to the world.Read more on usmagazine.com