Duggar Sisters Sue Police Officials, In Touch Magazine for Releasing Brother Josh’s Molestation Reports, Breach of Privacy

Jessa, Jinger and Jill Duggar visit “Extra” at their New York studios in 2014. D Dipasupil/Getty Images

Jill, Jessa, Jinger and Joy-Anna Duggar are suing Springdale, Arkansas city and police officials, as well as InTouch magazine, for breach of privacy in releasing and publishing information in regards to brother Josh Duggar’s molestation scandal, according to the Associated Press. TMZ was first to report the lawsuit.

According to the AP, the four sisters who came forward about being inappropriately touched by their brother years ago, claim that when they spoke to investigators in 2006 about the molestation, “they were assured their statements would only be shared with police and child service officials.”

The filing, per TMZ, states that InTouch filed a Freedom of Information Act request in 2015 to obtain the police reports, but that under Arkansas laws, police are forbidden from disclosing any information related to sexual misconduct involving minors.

The Duggars’ lawsuit claims that the magazine’s reporting exposed them as victims on a global level, according to the AP.

TMZ reports that in the Duggar sisters’ statement, they state they’re suing to protect all children who are victims of abuse.

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SOURCE: US Weekly – Sierra Marquina