According to TMZ, Jill, Jessa, Jinger and Joy Duggar have all filed a lawsuit against the Springdale, Ark. over police documents that were leaked in 2015.
The lawsuit alleges that the investigative reports that were conducted back in 2006 took place when all four were under age, therefore they were told that the reports would only be made available to law enforcement and child service officers if need be.
The documents describe how, under Arkansas state law, any specific information (namely, the identity of the victims) related to the sexual abuse of a child is prohibited from being released by police.
Jill, Jessa, Jinger and Joy are also reportedly suing the police and the publication.
“It was very wrong. I’m not going to justify anything that he did or say it was ok, not permissible, but 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. 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. So I can speak out and I can say this and set the record straight here.”
She added, “In Josh’s case, he was a boy, a young boy in puberty and a little too curious about girls. And that got him into to some trouble. And he made some bad choices, but really the extent of it was mild, inappropriate touching, on fully clothed victims, most of it while girls were sleeping.”
Meanwhile, at the time, Josh issues a statement to People apologizing for his behavior.
“Twelve years ago, as a young teenager, I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret. I hurt others, including my father and friends.
Source: E News
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