Jessa and Jill Duggar made a bold claim about InTouch that shocked everyone

Jun 5, 2015 at 10:16 p.m. ET
Image: Fox News

With the bombshell of the Josh Duggar child molestation scandal breaking over the last few weeks, it has been like the walls are tumbling down around the reality TV family.

During Jill and Jessa Duggar's Fox News interview, few statements were made that weren’t made by their parents. In fact, if you closed your eyes and just listened, you might actually think you were listening to Jill and Jessa's parents speak, so similar were the obviously very rehearsed lines. And if I hear the phrase "mild inappropriate touching" more one time, I might throw something.

Thank God Twitter was there to keep things real.


At least I'm not the only one who noticed it.

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Let’s just get one thing out of the way. I feel terribly sorry for these girls (and the other girls as well) who had to go through this ordeal more than a decade ago. I feel even worse that they had no one to stand up for them and say, "No, this is wrong," instead of sweeping it under the rug. I feel triply terrible about the fact that they are now having to live through this entire ordeal again because it wasn't ever dealt with in the first place. But here it is: It almost doesn't matter how the police report got "leaked" or obtained. It is the contents that are the problem, not the release.

Yet the Duggar daughters, in their Stockholm syndrome-esque way, spout out the same brainwashed spoon-fed lines their parents did during their interview.

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It was one of the most difficult things I have ever had to watch. But things went from pitiful to just downright insane in the blink of an eye.

Jill mentions that she thinks there is some big bad conspiracy with "the magazine" (InTouch) releasing the police report. Then legal scholar Jessa says, "You can't request a FOIA for juvenile records. Everyone knows that." The only thing missing was the "duh." And then they started mumbling something more about conspiracies and how InTouch must just be used to exploiting women.

It was at this point I literally fell out of my chair. Once I picked myself back up, Jessa was just finishing up mentioning something about the magazine's ownership being a major porn dealer, so they must just always want to exploit women.

Again, Twitter for the win.


Well, now. This is an interesting departure from what Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar said in their interview. Jim Bob, in his congenial (yet still slightly creepy) way, said something about there maybe being some kind of "agenda" with the report being released, but you know, he is just too nice of a person to throw actual dirt. He'll step aside and let his subservient victim daughters do that.

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Frankly, this interview was pointless. Jill and Jessa parroted what their parents said, supplying a united Duggar front for what is sure to be an epic battle royale (maybe this is the army they thought they needed all the kids for!). But one thing is very certain: With some of their answers, Jill and Jessa only opened themselves up to more questions.

Like, if they didn't know anything about the "mild molestation" happening and didn't know until their parents said something, what exactly did they have to tell when they were urged to "tell their story because it would be kept secret"?


Or when Jessa let slip about "the other families," speaking about the other girls outside his own family that Josh Duggar molested. It was only supposed to be one other girl besides four of his sisters. Jessa clearly said families, plural.

So buckle up, folks, it is only going to get bumpier from here. This circus isn't going anywhere, so make sure you stock up on popcorn.

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