Duggar Sisters Don’t Want Brother Josh Called Child Molester or Pedophile
Jill and Jessa Duggar have come out to identify themselves as brother Josh’s victims but don’t want people calling him a child molester or pedophile. Their famous parents, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar sat down with Megyn Kelly to talk about the scandal that has rocked the family, stars of the hit TLC show 19 Kids and Counting.
Jill and Jessa appeared at the end of the interview in a brief teaser for their interview which will be airing on Fox this Friday at 9 p.m. The sisters spill plenty of tears though, like their parents, the focus is on protecting Josh, and making Josh look like the victim in all of this.
Jill is upset that the records were released crying, “We are the victims. They can’t do this to us.” She calls herself a victim yet seems more concerned over the records being released and Josh’s name being dragged through the mud.
Sister Jessa was also quick to come to Josh’s defense saying through tears, “The system that was set up to protect kids, both those who make stupid mistakes or have problems like this in their life and the ones that are affected by those choices. It’s greatly failed!”
Jesse acknowledged that what Josh did was, “very wrong,” but continued to speak up for him and against those who are labeling him a child molester, pedophile, or even a rapist, saying, “I’m like that is so overboard a lie really.” She adds that people, “get mad at me for saying that but I can say this because I was one of the victims.”
They call themselves victims while setting Josh up as the poor victim in all of this with him and not as the one who actually did these things to them.
Jim Bob and Michelle shared similar feelings in their interview with Kelly with Jim Bob offering the legal definition of a pedophile declaring that the age given is 16. Since Josh was 15, his parents do not believe him to be a pedophile but they also seemed to believe that his victims didn’t really understand what was done to them with Jim Bob saying that the incidents that happened while the victims were away only happened for, “like seconds.” He did not give any legal definition for how long molestation must last to fit the definition of molestation.
Michelle also spoke of putting safeguards in the home. One such safeguard is to not let boys babysit showing how clearly in denial she is. Boys babysitting are not the problem. Boys who molest young girls are the problem. Not all boys molest their sisters, even when left alone with them. That may be shocking news for Michelle who seems to believe that God has forgiven her son as well as her and her husband for dragging their feet addressing the matter when Josh first confessed.
Look for Jill and Jessa’s interview on The Kelly File this Friday on Fox and let us know what you think about the family’s defense of Josh here at Haveuheard.