Duggar Sisters Suing Officials And Magazine Over Releasing Investigative Reports Leak

Duggar sisters sue city police and In Touch magazine

The sisters said they spoke to police investigators and Child Services officials in 2006, only after they were assured that their statements would not be made public because they were minors at the time.

Four sisters of Josh Duggar who were revealed to have told police that they'd been molested by their older brother are suing the city of Springdale and Washington County, Arkansas, and publishers of the magazine that first revealed their identities.

Plaintiffs include the city of Springdale, Washington County, former Springdale Police Chief Kathy O'Kelley, Springdale City Attorney Ernest Cate, Rick Hoyt with the Washington County Sheriff's Office, former Washington County Attorney Steve Zega and Bauer Media Group, which published In Touch magazine and related social media sites. The documents revealed Josh Duggar molested underage girls as a teenager, including some of his sisters, an issue the children's parents knew about.

In May 2015, In Touch Weekly sent a Freedom of Information Act request for the incident report after getting an anonymous tip. It was Jessa and Jill who identified themselves as two of Josh's five underage victims when they participated in an interview with Megyn Kelly on "The Kelly File".

There's a new turn in the molestation scandal that rocked the popular Duggar family from 19 Kids and Counting and Counting On.

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Four stars of the TLC show 19 Kids and Counting have reportedly filed lawsuits against their city and their local police department.

Jill, Jessa, Jinger, and Joy argue that, after In Touch used the details of their case to publish at least eight articles, they were "victimized" by the public.

"This case is exclusively about protecting children who are victims of abuse", the sisters' attorneys said in a statement.

Josh Duggar was forced to enter rehab after stories broke about his sexual abuse of minors, which his father kept hidden from police. They admitted that the allegations were true. "We're victims. They can't do this to us".

They both railed against all the reporting at the time, stating that the focus was tantamount to a "re-victimization that's even a thousand times worse".

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