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Anna Duggar Continues to Defend Josh Duggar Because She is ‘Brainwashed’ Claims Duggar Insider

Anna Duggar is standing by her man Josh Duggar. Despite the fact that the former ’19 Kids & Counting’ star is facing some serious charges and possible jail time over his reported connection to a child pornography ring. But there is a simple reason for her devotion according to a Duggar family insider – she’s brainwashed.


  • Josh Duggar was arrested earlier this year over his reported connection to a child pornography ring
  • Anna Duggar is very pregnant with her and Josh’s seventh child
  • Duggar family insiders claim Anna Duggar think Josh Duggar is innocent because she is ‘brainwashed’
Anna Duggar hugging Josh Duggar, two members of the Duggar family from TLC's 'Counting On,' at the 42 annual Conservative Political Action Conference
Josh Duggar and Anna Duggar | Kris Connor/Getty Images

Anna Duggar’s husband Josh Duggar is currently facing charges that could put him behind bars for decades. The former 19 Kids & Counting star was arrested earlier this year in connection with a child pornography ring. The accusations alone have taken Josh away from the very pregnant Anna and their six children. And if he’s convicted in court next month, he will most likely do some prison time. Despite all of this, the “brainwashed” Anna continues to defend her husband.

Anna Duggar supports Josh Duggar after his arrest

In late 2019, federal agents raided the Arkansas used car dealership owned by Josh. At the time, there was speculation he was being investigated for illegal hiring practices. But it wasn’t clear exactly why the feds were interested in Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar’s oldest child.

Counting On fans finally learned the truth in the spring of 2021, when Josh was arrested in connection to a child porn ring investigation. The father of six (soon to be seven) was allegedly in possession of dozens of explicit photos and videos. Some reportedly depicted children who were as young as 18 months old.

Despite all of this, sources claim that Josh still has the support of many members in his family. Including Anna and his parents, Jim Bob and Michelle.

Is the ‘Counting On’ star is convinced her husband is innocent

When Josh’s case first began, sources claim that Josh’s wife and parents believed he would ultimately be found not guilty. But in recent weeks, the judge in the case has thrown out four of five motions that Josh’s legal team filed.

The reality that Josh is likely going to do some time when this case is adjudicated is reportedly starting to set in. Still, she doesn’t think her husband did what he’s being accused of. A source told People magazine back in May that Anna “thinks Josh is innocent.”

Is Anna Duggar defending Josh Duggar because she’s brainwashed?

Anna continues to stand by her husband’s side with a smile on her face. Which is the image fans saw when the couple was spotted leaving the courtroom in September. One insider told Page Six that Anna should have divorced years ago when he admitted to cheating. But, she stays in the marriage because she “appears to be a little brainwashed.”

“I definitely don’t think she should continue to have kids with him,” the insider added.

While Josh waits for his day in court, he is ordered to stay away from all minor children. He had to move out of the home he shares with Anna, and is only allowed supervised visits with his kids.

Has Anna Duggar left the kids with Jim Bob and Michelle?

Since Josh’s arrest, Anna has stayed pretty quiet on social media. TLC has also canceled Counting On, so Duggar updates don’t come very often. But sources say that while Josh is fighting the charges against him, Anna has sent the kids to live with their grandparents.

Most of Josh and Anna’s kids were photographed in September on an outing with Jim Bob and Michelle. It looks like Anna may have separated the six kids and sent them to live with different family members.

Will Jim Bob Duggar take care of Josh’s family if he goes to prison?

If Josh is found guilty and sentenced to prison, Counting On fans are wondering what Anna will do for money. According to Cafe Mom, she bought .272 acres of land with a 1,216-square foot mobile home for just one dollar through her business Ravenglass North, LLC a week before Josh’s arrest.


Jim Bob Duggar’s Shady Real Estate Deals Is Reportedly How He Plans to Help Anna Duggar While Josh Duggar Is Behind Bars

The speculation is that Jim Bob set up the company in Anna’s name so he could buy and sell property through it to create an income for his daughter-in-law.

Josh Duggar’s trial is currently scheduled to begin on November 30.