Amy Duggar Slams Jim Bob for Negligence Toward Daughters’ Abuse


Amy Duggar King.
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Not mincing phrases. Amy Duggar King had a robust message for her uncle Jim Bob Duggar following the discharge of the Duggar docuseries Shiny Completely happy Folks.

“All of it type of boils all the way down to this, proper?” King, 36, started in a TikTok video shared on Thursday, June 8. “For those who’re not going to guard these lovely daughters from a predator that was dwelling inside your private home and also you knew about it, and also you’re gonna sweep it below the rug and your mentality is kinda simply to brush it off and to cover it and to lie, not solely do I not respect you anymore, however I additionally don’t wish to offer you a proper to get to know my baby. As a result of I’ll shield my baby in any respect prices.”

King was referring to her cousin Josh Duggar, who’s the eldest son of Jim Bob, 57, and his spouse, Michelle Duggar. In 2015, Josh, 35, was accused of molesting a number of underage ladies when he was a teen. His sisters Jill and Jessa had been later recognized as two of the victims. In an interview with Megyn Kelly on the time, they defended their household, saying that that they had “already forgiven” their brother.

Years later, Jim Bob claimed that he couldn’t recall the small print of Josh’s alleged admission that he’d touched the victims. “We had been shocked this had occurred however we had been grateful he got here on his personal and instructed us,” the Duggar patriarch stated in November 2021 whereas testifying on behalf of Josh, who was on trial for receiving and possessing baby pornography. Josh was convicted in November 2022 and sentenced to 12.5 years in jail.

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King, for her half, didn’t purchase Jim Bob’s declare that he didn’t know what was occurring below his roof. “Simply deal with the very fact [that] the abuse was hidden after which [Jim Bob] was placed on the stand, and he stated, ‘Oh decide, I don’t recall.’ You don’t recall your daughters’ abuse?” the previous TLC star stated in her TikTok. “You don’t recall that? Effectively, then, for me, I’ve to guard my son from you. As a result of one thing shouldn’t be proper right here. Quite a lot of screws are unfastened.”

The Duggar household has been again within the headlines this month after the discharge of Prime Video’s Shiny Completely happy Folks: Duggar Household Secrets and techniques. The four-part docuseries explores numerous scandals involving the Duggar household in addition to the background of their non secular beliefs.

Jill, 32, and King each participated within the sequence, which debuted on June 1. In a single episode, Jill confessed that she needs she’d dealt with the 2015 scandal with Josh in another way. “I imagine strongly that victims ought to all the time be protected. Victims ought to all the time be cared for,” the Counting the Value writer stated, including that she felt “obligated” to downplay her brother’s conduct for the sake of her household. “It’s not one thing I’m happy with,” she famous.

On the day of Shiny Completely happy Folks‘s launch, Jim Bob and Michelle, 56, shared a joint assertion slamming the present, calling it a “unhappy” try to harm their household.

“This ‘documentary’ paints a lot and so many in a derogatory and sensationalized manner as a result of sadly that’s the route of leisure today,” they stated. “We have now all the time believed that the very best probability to restore broken relationships, or to reconcile variations, is thru love in a personal setting. We love each member of our household and can proceed to do all we are able to to have a superb relationship with each. Via each the triumphs and the trials we have now clung to our religion all of the extra and found that by the love and style of Jesus, we discover energy, consolation, and objective.”

For those who or somebody have been sexually assaulted, contact the Nationwide Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673).