Duggar News: Duggar Family Sisters Could Settle Lawsuit Against Police Out of Court
Josh Duggar’s trial brought a lot of negative Duggar news to the media — and it also brought his previous scandals to the forefront. In 2015, the media leaked police records showing Josh allegedly molested a number of young girls. And a few of his sisters were directly affected. Now, the Duggar family sisters are suing the police and the media for the info leak, but they might settle the lawsuit out of court.
Josh Duggar’s trial brought the 2015 scandal back into the limelight
Prior to the Duggar family losing Counting On, TLC canceled 19 Kids and Counting over a Josh Duggar scandal. In 2015, the media leaked private police records stating Josh admitted to molesting young girls in the early 2000s. The Duggars new intended to have this information reach the media, though. Jessa, Jill, Joy-Anna, and Jana Duggar then spoke to the media about how they moved on from what occurred. They also wished the information was never leaked to the public.
Josh Duggar’s wife, Anna Duggar, also had to deal with the news. She stood by Josh’s side through the 2015 scandal and through his trial in 2021. Back when the 2015 scandal broke, she noted she and Josh “worked to save” their marriage via their family website.
“For nearly the last two years, we have quietly worked to save our marriage, focus on our children, and rebuild our lives together as a family,” the couple wrote, according to USA Today.
Duggar news: The Duggar family sisters might settle their lawsuit against the police out of court
Following Josh Duggar’s trial, a few of the Duggar family sisters planned to go back to court over the leaked information that led to the 2015 scandal. The Sun reports Jill and Jessa Duggar sued the City of Springdale police department for invasion of privacy back in 2017. Joy-Anna and Jinger are also reportedly suing.
While it seemed like the Duggar women originally planned to head to court, The Sun reports recent Duggar news regarding the case. The Duggar sisters are reportedly “in talks to settle” with the police out of court. This might be preferable for the sisters, as Josh Duggar’s trial likely brought them a lot of unwanted and negative attention.
Does Josh Duggar’s family support him? He reportedly talks to a few of them from jail
While the Duggar family sisters didn’t want the media to leak their personal information back in 2015, how do they feel about Josh Duggar now? Do they support him in jail?
A source told In Touch that the family’s divided over what the trial and guilty verdict. “[Michelle Duggar] and [Jim Bob Duggar] are trying to stay strong, praying for Josh, [Anna Duggar], and their grandkids,” the source said. “The family is rallying, but some of the kids can’t forgive their brother Josh for what he did. They’re horrified that he didn’t get help sooner.”
In more recent Duggar news, The Sun reports Josh has talked to a few of his siblings, but not all. He reportedly hasn’t tried to reach out to Jana, Jill, Jessa, Jinger, and Joy-Anna while in jail, and they haven’t reached out to him either.
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