Duggar News: Duggar Family Sisters Seek Money for a ‘Life Care Plan’ Involving ‘Therapeutic Intervention’ in April 2022 Court Case

Josh Duggar’s trial dominated the recent Duggar news through November and December 2021. Now, it’s the Duggar family sisters who are taking over the headlines. Several of the sisters filed a lawsuit after the media published private records from 2015. And sources now claim the sisters want “therapeutic intervention” and a “life care plan” for what occurred.

Several Duggar family sisters filed a lawsuit over an incident concerning the police and Josh Duggar in 2015

(L-R) Jessa Duggar, Jinger Duggar, Jill Duggar, and Jana Duggar of the Duggar family stand together and smile while holding their book on the stage of 'Extra'
(L-R) Jessa Duggar, Jinger Duggar, Jill Duggar, and Jana Duggar visit ‘Extra’ | D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Extra

Josh Duggar’s trial brought Duggar news to the forefront of the media in 2021. Prior to 2021, Josh made the news in 2015. In 2015, the media caught wind that Josh went to the police in the early 2000s over allegedly molesting a number of young girls, a few of whom were his sisters. The media then leaked the report. The Duggar sisters directly affected later spoke publicly about this.

Now, the sisters want justice for the leak. According to The Sun, in 2017, Jill, Jessa, Jinger, and Joy-Anna Duggar sued the city of Springdale. They also sued the owner of In Touch magazine and others involved in the scandal. The sisters claimed the release of the records caused them “extreme mental anguish and emotional distress.”

The trial for the case will begin in April 2022.

Duggar news: The Duggar sisters will fight for ‘therapeutic intervention’ for what they went through

Jessa Duggar, Jinger Duggar, Joy-Anna Duggar, and Jana Duggar sitting on a couch
Jessa Duggar, Jinger Duggar, Joy-Anna Duggar, and Jana Duggar | Ida Mae Astute/Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty Images

Recent Duggar news gives more information about the lawsuit. According to The Sun, the attorney for the Duggar sisters told the judge the sisters would not “seek any damages for lost wages, lost past earnings, or lost future earnings.” Instead, the attorney wants to fight for the sisters to have a “life care plan” that can cover the costs of “therapeutic intervention.”

“We want a life care plan involving the cost of therapeutic intervention in these four women’s lives over a period of time to address the emotional issues that are arisen from this nationwide disclosure since they’re public figures,” the attorney told the judge.

It seems Josh Duggar’s trial may impact the Duggar sisters’ case, too. “If there is a trial, the damages could be cut as a consequence of Josh’s conviction,” an insider explained to The Sun.

Where is Josh Duggar now?

With everything going on with the Duggar family sisters, where is Josh Duggar now? After Josh’s trial and guilty verdict, he went directly to the Washington County jail to stay in solitary confinement. He will remain there until sentencing.

Josh can take video calls from family. But he cannot see them in person due to current coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions, The Sun reports.

After the trial, probation officials create a pre-sentence report. This takes between 30 and 45 days, People reports. “Then each side will have two weeks to study the report and to make objections,” Clay Fowlkes, acting United States attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, told the publication. “Then, after that report is issued, studied, all the objections are filed, that’s when we’ll really start thinking about what our sentencing recommendation to the court is going to be.”

The same judge who presided over Josh’s trial will issue the sentence.

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