Josh Duggar’s Trial: Amy Duggar King Says Her Family Was Told a ‘Completely Different Story’ Regarding Molestation Scandal

Amy Duggar King might have once been afraid of a nondisclosure agreement. Now that the Duggar family’s media empire has fallen following Josh Duggar’s arrest on two child pornography charges, she’s been much more open. The famed rebellious Duggar cousin has gotten particularly talkative in the days since Josh Duggar’s trial began. During the fourth day of the trial, King revealed that she and her mother, Deanna Duggar, were told a completely different story about Josh’s sexual abuse of his siblings. 

Josh Duggar’s trial on child pornography charges was not the first indication of predatory behavior 

Josh Duggar’s trial on two child pornography charges is officially underway. Between Nov. 30 and Dec. 3, the prosecution painted a disturbing picture of what transpired inside a car lot owned by Duggar. The trial, the result of an 18-month long investigation, isn’t the first time Duggar has been accused of criminal behavior. The trial will continue on Monday.

Josh Duggar poses for a booking photo after his arrest April 29, 2021 in Fayetteville, Arkansas
Former ’19 Kids and Counting’ star Josh Duggar in his mugshot | Washington County Sheriff’s Office via Getty Images

Long before Duggar, 33, allegedly downloaded child pornography, he was accused of molesting several of his younger sisters. A series of incidents, one involving a sibling as young as 5-years-old, took place between 2002 and 2003. InTouch Weekly broke the story in 2015. Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar jumped in to control the damage. Shortly after InTouch broke the story, the duo sat down for a TV interview to explain the situation. 

Fans are learning that everyone outside of the Duggars’ insular circle got a heavily sanitized version of events. Bobye Holt’s testimony at trial proved just that. Amy recently confirmed that she and her mother had no idea what was actually happening inside the family’s Springdale, Arkansas home. 

Amy Duggar King reveals that her family was never told the truth about Josh Duggar’s behavior 

King, the rebellious cousin often seen on the Duggar family’s original series, 19 Kids and Counting, took to Instagram to answer fan questions as the fourth day of Josh Duggar’s trial wrapped up. At one point, a follower questioned why Amy and her mother, Deanna Duggar, opted to maintain a relationship with the Duggars after they learned that Josh sexually abused his siblings. 

Amy Duggar/Amy King of the Duggar family smiling and sitting. Amy Duggar is commenting on Josh Duggar's trial via Twitter.
Amy Duggar | Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire

King revealed that Jim Bob and Michelle never told her and her mother the real story. In her comment, she said Jim Bob and Michelle gave them a “completely different story” of what happened inside the home. While King didn’t go into what the family told them, followers can read between the lines. Her comment seems to indicate that they received a similarly sanitized version of events. King insisted that she and her mother were attempting to distance themselves from Jim Bob and his family, even back then. 

Amy Duggar King reveals that she is sure the Duggar family ‘hates’ her speaking out 

Late Friday evening, King took to Instagram again to address her followers. In a series of Instagram Stories, King explained that she appreciated all of the support she was getting. She said it meant a lot after spending years being her own “hypeman.” King went on to say that she is neither “meek” nor “mild” and that she would continue to speak out. Both are terms used by members of the IBLP, the ultra-conservative Christian ministry the Duggars belong to.

Michelle Duggar and Jim Bob Duggar appear on NBC News' 'Today' show. Michelle and Jim Bob are Josh Duggar's parents.
Michelle Duggar and Jim Bob Duggar appear on NBC News’ ‘Today’ show | Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire

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Before signing off the platform for the night, King gave her thoughts on what the rest of the Duggar clan currently thinks of her. King said she thinks the majority of the Duggar family wants her to stop talking. She has no plans of doing so. King noted that she is looking further into her nondisclosure agreement

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