It hasn’t been an important yr for the Duggars, huh?
Which is okay, as a result of so a lot of them are really horrible folks.
But the largest challenge the household has confronted this yr has, after all, been Josh Duggar’s arrest.
This spring, Josh was charged with two counts of receiving and possessing youngster pornography, and apparently the precise supplies he was in possession of have been so extraordinarily disturbing that one of many Homeland Security brokers who’d been investigating him referred to as them “in the top five of the worst of the worst that I’ve ever had to examine.”
Things have been transferring fairly slowly because the arrest — he spent a number of days in jail earlier than a decide agreed to let him keep at a household pal’s house with the stipulation that he not be allowed unsupervised round any minors.
In June, the trial was postponed on the request of Josh’s authorized group, who requested for extra time to show that Josh is harmless and had truly been framed.
That’s ridiculous, after all, however the decide agreed, and so for the previous few months we have simply been listening to about proof, issues the decide will and will not permit to be a part of the trial, that form of factor.
But in the end, Josh’s trial is all set to start out subsequent week, so there’s been fairly a little bit of renewed curiosity in the entire sordid story.
And we assume that is why Amy Duggar, cousin of Josh and niece of Jim Bob, has determined to talk out concerning the scenario as soon as once more.
Amy’s mom is Jim Bob’s sister, and her rapid household by no means shared the intense beliefs of her uncle and cousins. Because of that, she was by no means very near them.
She’s fairly pleasant with a number of the older women, particularly Jill, however over the previous few years she’s been distancing herself increasingly more from Jim Bob and the household’s extra problematic beliefs.
Ever since Josh’s arrest, she’s been extra clear about reducing ties with a number of members of her household, stating the significance of reducing out poisonous folks, even family, and the way vital it’s to guard kids from abuse.
Another purpose that she’s completed with Jim Bob his clan, she defined in a collection of tweets she shared earlier this week, is that they are a bunch of rotten liars.
She started her tweets by referencing the truth that Josh molested 5 younger women, together with 4 of his personal sisters, a number of years in the past, writing “I did nothing about it … BECAUSE I DIDN’T KNOW.”
“When we asked where a certain individual was years ago — we were told that he was a camp helping an organization build homes.”
“I want to explain that I simply was kept away from what was happening,” she continued. “I never knew about any abuse taking place.”
“I thought he went to this camp and wanted to help people simply because he just wanted to do a good deed.”
But he did not — the household has confirmed a number of instances that after they discovered about what Josh had been doing, they did not get him any precise assist however as an alternative despatched him off to do development with a household pal.
Amy used the hashtags “fooled” and “lied to again and again,” displaying that apparently honesty is not one of many Duggars’ sturdy fits.
She mentioned that she was “just setting another record straight,” and that she “felt like my followers deserve the truth and I’ll continue to be honest with all of y’all.”
She additionally mentioned “My mom was lied to as well, and was never told the truth over and over again.”
“The division taking place that you currently see was a long time coming, it was not an abrupt decision,” she completed.
We cannot think about anybody would not agree with Amy’s choice to step again from that rotten department of her household tree, and it is also not even remotely a shock that Jim Bob and Michelle would lie about something pertaining to Josh’s deviant methods.
Still, it is good to see her taking such a robust stand in opposition to them, proper?