TLC Considers Future of “19 Kids And Counting” After Josh Duggar Admits He “Inexcusably” Sexually Molested Children, Including Some of His Sisters

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It was just seven months ago that TLC managed to wipe some of the ick off its image caused by the Here Comes Honey Boo Boo child molester storyline with a record-setting rating for a super-wholesome 19 Kids And Counting Duggar family wedding episode. Today the network was “no comment”-ing press inquiries about the future of the latter series when molestation allegations surfaced about one of its regulars.

Josh Duggar today resigned from Family Research Council and issued a statement saying he had “acted inexcusably” and was “deeply sorry” for “my wrongdoing” following reports he had been investigated for allegedly fondling the breasts and genitals of underage girls, including some of his sisters, when he was a teenager.

In a statement posted on Facebook today, Josh Duggar, now 27, said that 12 years ago he “acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret” and that he “confessed this to my parents who took several steps to help me address the situation.”

He added: “We spoke with the authorities, where I confessed my wrongdoing, and my parents arranged for me and those affected by my actions to receive counseling. I understood that if I continued down this wrong road that I would end up ruining my life. I sought forgiveness from those I had wronged and asked Christ to forgive me and come into my life.”

His statement was posted hours after In Touch magazine said it had obtained a redacted report from the Springdale Police Department in Arkansas, allegedly showing Josh’s father, Jim Bob, waited more than a year before taking his teenage son to Arkansas State Police over the allegations. Police did not see through an investigation.

Josh Duggar today resigned as executive director of the lobbying arm of the Family Research Council, The Washington Post first reported.

Duggar Police Report

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SOURCE: Deadline
Lisa de Moraes

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