Josh Duggar Takes Legal Action Against Those Forcing Him to ‘Relive Painful Memories’

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June 07, 2017Jun 07, 2017

Josh Duggar, former reality television personality of ‘19 Kids and Counting’, is reportedly seeking legal action with other members of his well-known Christian family, related to the sex scandal that arose two years ago. In 2015, police documents were released to InTouch magazine, which proved Josh Duggar molested four of his younger sisters: Jill, Jessa, Jinger, and Joy.

Earlier this year, the four sisters filed a lawsuit against InTouch magazine and Arkansas law enforcement, according to the Huffington Post. The lawsuit is being filed in hopes of protecting other victims of sexual abuse. Their lawyer stated:

"Revealing juvenile identities under these circumstances is unacceptable, and it's against the law. The media and custodians of public records who let these children down must be held accountable.”

Josh filed a complaint on Friday, seeking to join the case for suffering “severe emotional distress, embarrassment, humiliation and economic harm both to his personal and professional reputations.”

USA Today also mentions that he was forced "to relive painful memories and experiences" and "was also subject to the humiliation and extreme mental anguish of being publicly identified."

The Duggar brother has been in the spotlight more often recently after him and his wife announced they were pregnant with a baby boy. In addition, other news sources have confirmed that he is also set to make a re-appearance on the spin-off show ‘Counting On’, which is ironic considering Josh is the reason the original show ‘19 Kids and Counting’ was cancelled.

According to The Huffington Post, the sisters or InTouch have not yet responded to Josh Duggar’s legal action.