Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar are ready to break their silence following Josh Duggar’s molestation scandal. The ’19 Kids & Counting’ parents will sit down with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly to share with the world ‘the pain that we walked through as a family twelve years ago.’
Jim Bob, 49, and Michelle Duggar, 48, are ready to reveal all. Following the revelation that son Josh Duggar, 27, allegedly molested five young girls when he was a teen, the 19 Kids & Counting parents will give their first interview to Fox News host Megyn Kelly, 44, on June 3, with additional portions of the interview airing June 5.
“Next week we will sit down with Megyn Kelly on Fox News to share our hearts with you about the pain that we walked through as a family twelve years ago, the tears we all shed and the forgiveness that was given,” Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar said in a statement. “We appreciate the outpouring of love and prayers for our family at this time.”
This will be the first interview the family has given regarding the scandal. The interview will be conducted in the couple’s Arkansas hometown and will air June 3 at 9 p.m. ET, Deadline reports. Additional footage will air during a one-hour special on June 5 at 9 p.m. ET, PEOPLE reports.
The news of the interview comes after TLC pulled the family’s hit reality show, 19 Kids & Counting, from their lineup. The network has not announced whether or not the show has been cancelled, but HollywoodLife.com has learned EXCLUSIVELY that TLC is considering a spinoff featuring Jill and Jessa Duggar.
Josh Duggar: Details On The Molestation Scandal
The world was rocked by the Duggar molestation scandal. A police report from Dec. 2006 surfaced that confirmed that Josh was accused of fondling five girls when he was 14 years old. Josh was never convicted of any crime regarding this case. The record containing the information regarding the investigation into Josh has since been destroyed.
Josh broke his silence in a statement soon after the allegations came to light. He apologized for “acting inexcusably,” but he never confirmed the allegations were true. Jim Bob and Michelle also released a statement regarding the scandal and admitted they were “not a perfect family.”
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— Avery Thompson