Duggars to Megyn Kelly: Josh’s actions were ‘nothing like rape,’ they were just ‘inappropriate’

Fox News has finally aired Megyn Kelly’s interview with Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, and it’s probably leaving more questions than answers.

The Duggars admitted that Josh has molested their daughters, but described it as “nothing like rape, “only “inappropriate touching” over their clothes.

“Here we’ve tried to raise our kids to do what’s right, to know what’s right, and yet one of our children made some really bad choices and I think, as a parent, we were just — we were devastated,” Michelle said talkin about the time Josh initially came to them and “shared” what he had done.

According to Jim Bob, Josh had come to them a total of three times, each to confess to what he’d done on three separate occasions.

Another part of the interview features Josh’s sisters. Appearing with their parents, they were still defending their brother.

“I do want to speak up in his defense against people who are calling him a child molester or a pedophile or a rapist, some people are saying,” Jessa Duggar told Kelly. “I’m like, ‘That is so overboard and a lie really.’ I mean people get mad at me for saying that, but I can say this because I was one of the victims.”

Watch the full interview below:


After the interview aired, Twitter erupted:

[This post has been updated]

Sky Palma

Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.

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