Jessa Duggar's comments about the molestation don't add up
The Duggar household has been surrounded by controversy since Josh Duggar admitted to molesting five underage girls when he was a teenager, two of whom were his sisters Jessa and Jill.
Jessa and Jill have since spoken out about the incidents that took place in the past; however, one sister's time line doesn't really add up.
Earlier this month, Jessa and Jill appeared on The Kelly File, hosted by Megyn Kelly of Fox News, to share their side of the story. This is when Kelly asked them if they were concerned about filming a reality TV show about their fundamental Christian lifestyle, knowing their brother had molested little girls.
Jessa's response was, "Whenever we started the TV show, the reality show, it was five years after all of this. We had dealt with it as a family. We had moved on." But according to Radar Online, she distorted the truth.
The official police report dates back to 2003, and this was reportedly the same year that the Discovery Channel Network approached the family to see if they were interested in filming a show, which at the time was called 14 Children and Pregnant Again! — and Josh and Anna's official website provides evidence of this.
Under the "Our Story" section of their website, they explain that "In 2003, the Duggar family was contacted by producers to film their first show with the Discovery Health Channel called 14 Children and Pregnant Again! After its premiere, the show went on to become the top-rated show for the network."
This means that if Jessa was only referring to when TLC started filming with the family, it may have been around five years after the molestation took place. But what she failed to mention is that the family had actually been filming a show around the time that the molestation took place.
Was it an innocent mistake, or could she have altered the truth slightly to make it look as though the family was not enjoying stardom while harboring a dark secret?